- Birth Date
- 11 February 1837
- Death Date
- 5 April 1917
Benjamin Hampton Jr.
Benjamin initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the Moses Clawson Company in 1853. 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. He was among the small group of men who remained behind at Devil's Gate until spring to guard the personal belongings of the emigrants who had been rescued.
Benjamin was captain of a company freighting goods for W. S. Godbe in 1862. In 1865, Benjamin's train of ten wagons joined the Miner G. Atwood Company.
- Age at Departure: 16
- Age at Departure: 19
- Age at Departure: 24
- Company Captain
- Age at Departure: 28
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- Cooper, John. Statement, 10 October 1916.
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- Find a Grave (Website)
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- Miner G. Atwood journal in Historical Department journal history of the Church, 1896-2001 July, 8 November 1865, 8-22.
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- Utah Death Certificates.