Wilford Woodruff at Hill Farm
In March 1840, Latter Day Saint missionary
and apostle Wilford Woodruff
was brought to Hill Farm, Fromes Hill
by William Benbow, a recent English convert to Mormonism
. Benbow introduced Woodruff to his brother John Benbow, who was a member of the United Brethren. Woodruff received permission to preach to United Brethren congregations, and in the first 30 days he had baptized
45 preachers and 160 members of the United Brethren into the Latter Day Saint church. By December 1840, 300 members of the church had been converted to Mormonism, and ultimately all the members of the United Brethren except one became Latter Day Saints. Woodruff and other Latter Day Saint missionaries also had success among the non-United Brethren in the area, baptizing a total of 1800 people by January 1841. (From Wikipedia) - From the Ensign, Oct 1987, -- On Saturday morning, July 25, 1971, Elders Russell M. Nelson, Derek A. Cuthbert, and Hans B. Ringger traveled to Herefordshire, England, to dedicate a one-acre site, Benbow’s Farm, where Wilford Woodruff baptized sixty-five people in 1840.