Benson, John Henry
Benson, John Henry a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Boston, Mass., Aug. 10, 1797, and lived there and in New York city until he was twenty-three, when he went to the West. He experienced religion in 1825, and in. 1828 was admitted into the Illinois Conference, wherein he labored diligently until his decease, Feb. 5, 1843. Mr. Benson was very highly honored and esteemed. He was amiable, but was never known to jest. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1843, p. 423.