Benson Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches

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Utah Church Records go to Cache County Church Records go to Benson Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches

This page includes the boundaries of wards and branches as of about 1930, a timeline history, and how to obtain the records.

Source used for this page: Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.

  • Online through BYU Books. (Free) In the Text search box, type the town or unit name and click Go. Select page numbers (tiny) at the right to see the page.
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Benson Stake, 1930

Stake boundaries as of about 1930
See Encyclopedic History..., p. 59.[1]

  • Area of the County: North end of Cache County, Utah
  • Headquarters in (town): Richmond, Utah
  • Boundaries of stake:
  • North: Idaho border
  • South:Cache Stake, Utah
  • East: (Not given. Probably county boundary)
  • West: (Not given. Probably county boundary)


History Timeline up to about 1930

This timeline (arranged by year) includes events that affected records, record-keeping, and movements of Mormons in this area.

  • 1901 - Until 1901, all the saints in Cache County, Utah belonged to the Cache Stake, Utah
  • 1901 that stake was divided so that only the settlements in the central part of the county were continued as the Cache Stake, Utah
  • 1901 - settlements in the north end of the county were organized as the Benson Stake
  • those in the south end as the Hyrum Stake, Utah. Benson Stake was organized April 30, 1901
  • 1901, April 30. Benson Stake, Utah was organized from Cache Stake, Utah.


Other History Resources
Many wards or branches appointed members to compile a history. Copies may be in the ward library or in homes of members. Some contain biographical sketches of members of the ward at the time of compilation.

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Wards and Branches

Amalga Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 18-19 .[2]

Boundaries:
Amalga Ward was farming district surrounding a sugar factory belonging to the Amalgamated Sugar Company, which factory stands on the right, or west bank of Bear River, about three miles west of Smithfield and nine miles southwest of Richmond.

History timeline

  • 1918 - On March 10, 1918, the saints at Amalga, who, prior to this, had belonged to the Smithfield 1st and 2nd wards, and Newton and Trenton wards, were organized. Amalga Ward - this name was suggested by the Amalgamated Sugar Company, whose factory activities were the main cause of the ward being organized.

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Clarkston Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 143.[3]

Boundaries:
Clarkston is situated near the east base of the chain of mountains which separates Cache Valley from Malad Valley. Clarkston is five miles northwest of Newton, 20 miles northwest of Logan, 15 miles west of Richmond, the stake headquarters, and 90 miles north of Salt Lake City. It is also five miles west of Trenton, the nearest railroad station on the Oregon Short Line. Clarkston is the center of a farming district,

History timeline

  • 1864 - Clarkston is one of the earliest settlements in Cache Valley, dating back to 1864, when a townsite called Clarkston was surveyed and dedicated
  • 1864 - The saints were first organized into a branch
  • 1867 - Fall of 1876 the branch (which started in 1864) then became a ward.

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Cornish Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 159.[4]

Boundaries:

History timeline

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Coveville Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 162-63.[5]

Boundaries:
Farming district between Richmond, Utah and Franklin, Idaho. North - Idaho border; east - the mountains; south - to Richmond; west - Cub River.

Meeting place is 4 miles south of Franklin, 3 miles south of state line, 16 miles north of Logan.

History timeline

  • 1871. Area settled by Robert Gregory and family.
  • 1877. Organized as a branch.
  • 1882. Organized as a ward.

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Lewiston 1st and 2nd Wards

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 429-431.[6]

Boundaries:

History timeline

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Smithfield Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. xx-xx.[7]

Boundaries:

History timeline

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Trenton Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. xx-xx.[8]

Boundaries:

History timeline

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 59.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 18-19 .
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 143.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 159.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 162-63.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 429-431.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. xx-xx.
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. xx-xx.