- Birth Date
- 11 December 1818
- Death Date
- 9 September 1889
Samuel initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the Edward Hunter - Joseph Horne Company in 1847. However, he later participated as one of the rescuers that were sent out in the winter of 1856 to assist the members of the Church stranded in Wyoming.
- Age at Departure: 28
- Head of Household
- Age at Departure: 37
- "Bennion Family Reunion," Deseret News, 8 Oct. 1907, 7.
- Daughters of Utah Pioneers. History of Utah's Tooele County: From the Edge of the Great Basin Frontier (Tooele, UT: Transcript Bulletin Publishing, Inc., 2012).
- George Whitaker autobiography, undated, 31-37.
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 21 June 1847, 20.
- Nauvoo Community Project