Ezra T. Benson (1811–1869)
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- Nelson Slater, comp., Fruits of Mormonism: or a Fair and Candid
Statement of Facts Illustrative of Mormon Principles, Mormon Policy, and
Mormon Character, by More Than Forty Eye-Witnesses (Coloma, Cal.: Harmon
& Springer, 1851), 30–37; notes that Ezra’s house in Great Salt Lake
City was across from the
Council House and that emigrants frequently tramped through his garden. Note
that this is an anti-Mormon work that makes some harsh judgments of Ezra and
other Mormons, many of them ridiculously overblown. (The thesis of the book is
that the federal government should send an army to suppress the Mormons.)
- S. N. Carvalho 1854 Contacts with Ezra T.
Benson, excerpts from Carvalho’s Incidents of
Travel and Adventure in the Far West with Col. Fremont's Last Expedition across the Rocky Mountains (1856).
Carvalho, an artist with the expedition, stayed in Ezra’s house and heard him preach.
Transcript from http://www.jewish-history.com/WildWest/carvalho/carval24.html.
- Ezra T. Benson’s House, described
in John Hyde, Jun., Mormonism: Its Leaders and Designs, New York: W. P.
Fetridge & Company, 1857, pp. 33–34; another glimpse of Ezra’s house.
Benson Grist Mill, a website regarding Ezra’s mill in Tooele
County, built in about 1854, which became a landmark and still stands