- Birth Date
- About 1826
- Death Date
Evidence from Emigration and Census records prove that Benjamin came to Utah in 1849 or 1850. He sailed to America on the 1849 Henry Ware ship under the surname of "Tewkesbury." A woman by the name of Elizabeth Tewkesbury was also on the ship, but there is no notation as to whether they were married or siblings. We could find no evidence that Elizabeth arrived in Utah. Benjamin's name appears alone on the 1850 Utah Census, which was taken in the Spring of 1851. Further research is needed to determine the year he arrived in Utah and the name of the company he traveled with.
His name also appears in the 1852 Salt Lake City 8th Ward Record, and he sold property in Salt Lake City 18 January 1853.
- Age at Departure: 21
- 1850 Utah Census.
- "Registry of Names of Persons Residing in the Various Wards as to Bishops' Reports, Great Salt Lake City, Dec. 28th, A.D. 1852" in Key to Migration Sources, Great Britain and North America: A Manual for Students Attending the Second Annual Priesthood Genealogical Research Seminar, June 19-23, 1967 (Provo: Brigham Young University Division of Continuing Education, 1967), edited by Norman Edgar Wright.
- Salt Lake County Recorder's Office, Deed book A, 1850-1859.