John Benham

John Benham

Male 1782 - 1870  (87 years)

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  • Name John Benham 
    Born 11 Aug 1782  Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Birth Jul 1785  [3
    Census 1820  Washington Township, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1830  Washington Township, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Census 1840  Washington Township, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Census 1850  Washington Township, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Census 1860  Washington Township, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Military War of 1812  [11
    Will 21 Jun 1862  Montgomery County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12


    • Last Will and Testament of John Benham
      ...In the name of the Benevolent Father of All:
      I, John Benham Senior, of the county of Montgomery and State of Ohio do make and publish this my last will & testament.
      ...Item 1st - I give and devise to my beloved wife Abigail Benham , in lieu of her dower, the farm on which we now reside, situate in Washington Township Montgomery County, Ohio, containing about fifty acres, during her natural lifetime.
      ...Also, all the good and chattles belonging to me at the time of my decease, she however selling so much thereof as may be sufficient to pay just debts.
      ...Item 2nd - I will and devise my grandchildren, being the children of Sarah Hatfield, deceased; Richard Benham, deceased; John Benham, deceased, ten dollars each, to be paid to them by my Executors after the decease of my said wife.
      ...Item 3rd - After the decease of my said wife, I direct that my said farm be sold by my Executors hereinafter named and the proceeds thereof, together with the proceeds of chattle property that may be unconsumed by my said wife be equally divided amongst my children as follows: Mary Silver, Aaron Benham, Ivens Benham, Samuel Benham, Charlotte Blair, Lydia Meterd, Tildia June Surface, William P. Benham, and Levi Benham, provided any of the above named children should decease before they should receive their shares, then I direct that their share be divided between those that may be living, and that their children be paid ten dollars each as the grandchildren before mentioned.
      ...I do hereby nominate and appoint David Thatcher and Sydney D. Maxwell, Executors of this my last will and testament hereby authorizing them to sell, and deeds to make and to purchasers for the Real Estate before mention in such manner either private of public sale at any time after the decease of my said wife. I further authorize and impower them to adjust and settle all business of any nature whatsoever. In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this twenty first day of June A.D. 1862.
      John Benham (seal)
      ...Signed sealed and acknowledged by said John Benham as his last will and testament, in our presence, and signed by us at his request in his presence.
      W. G. Ewing, Jr.
      S. L. Clutch
    Buried Apr 1870  Montgomery County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14
    Address:
    Sugar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery 
    Died 23 Apr 1870  Centerville, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16

    • OBITUARY
      Dayton Daily Journal
      26 April 1870 - Pg 3, Col 5
      Another of our Pioneer Fathers Gone
      ...John Benham, son of Richard and Lydia, (maiden name Robins) was born in Monmouth county, New Jersey, August 11th, 1784, and died at his late residence, three-fourths of a mile north of Centreville, Montgomery county, April 23d, 1870, after a long and lingering illness, aged 85 years, 8 months and 12 days. Whilst a child, his parents moved to Pennsylvania - from there to the West, landing on the banks of the Ohio river where Cincinnati now stands, on New Year's day, 1790.
      ...He said the place at that time contained only one log cabin. Fort Washington was occupied by the army, and in a small fort, or stock-house, lived three or four famiies. His father tore up their boat and built a shanty against a large elm tree, in which the family spent the remainder of the winter. This was on the bank of the river at the foot of Main street. His father then bought one acre of land on the second bottom fronting on Main street for ten shillings - built a log house on it, and moved there in the spring of 1791; some time afterward, one half of the lot was sold for ten dollars to Jas. Kemper. His uncle, Robert Benham had the first shingle roofed house in Cincinnati.
      ...The first brick house there was built by James Gruniman, also the first mill on Millcreek. The building of both he distinctly remembered. He saw the armies of Harman, St. Clair and Wayne leave Cincinnati for the Indian counrty. Fort Washington was a four-square building with a block-house at each corner, making it then an eight-square fort.
      ...He lived in Cincinnati seven years, and saw the three first burials. The first was a soldier from the fort; the other two died at his father's house. Their names were Sullivans and Samuel Dugood. He moved from Cincinnati to a creek near Montgomery, now in Hamilton county, his father's object being to open a farm. But they had neither horses or plows. The first corn crop was put in entirely with hoes - corn-hills being made here and there, where an opening could be found. The crop was tended by himself and two sisters. One day he and one of his sisters were hunting rushes, when their dog was attacked by a bear, and was about to prove too much for the dog, when he fell to work on the bear with a club, killing him! He came to this county in 1804, and was married to Abigal Nutt, July 11, 1805, and they were the parents of 15 children, 9 of whom are still living. At the time of his coming into this county, hunting parties were very common, in whch he took a liberal part, with the follwing remembered persons: The Becks, Irwins, Dunkins and Baileys. On his first visit to Dayton, he found a few log cabins surrounded by hazel bushes and quite a pond of water on Main street. The most prominent men in Dayton at that time were Compton, merchant, and Cooper, who owned a Tub Mill, which stood about where the Patterson Saw-mill now stands. The millers name was Holt. In the war of 1812 he served two terms, one in Captain McClellan's company in 1812, in 1814 he served in Captain Joseph Ewing's company. In politics he was a Democrat, in religion a Universalist, and by profession and practice an honest man.
    Probate 7 May 1870  Montgomery County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Person ID I562  TangledRoots
    Last Modified 31 Oct 2017 

    Father Richard Benham,   b. 24 Feb 1755, Monmouth County, New Jersey, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. CA 1819, Symmes Township, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Lydia Robbins,   b. CA 1759, Colony of New Jersey, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850  (Age ~ 92 years) 
    Married CA 1774 
    Family ID F358  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Abigail Nutt,   b. 24 Sep 1790, Versailles, Woodford County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1868, Washington Township, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 12 Jul 1805  Montgomery County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Children 
     1. Sarah Benham,   b. 6 Jan 1807, Greene County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1850, Washington Township, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     2. Mary Benham,   b. 1809, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1888, Warsaw, Kosciusko County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. Richard Benham,   b. CA 1810,   d. Bef 21 Jun 1862  (Age ~ 52 years)
     4. John Benham,   b. 17 Oct 1811, Greene County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1862, Centerville, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     5. Lydia Benham,   b. CA 1813,   d. Aft 23 Apr 1870  (Age ~ 57 years)
     6. Aaron Benham,   b. 3 Sep 1814, Centerville, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1872, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     7. Ivens Benham,   b. CA 1816, Washington Township, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1887, Daviess County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
     8. Samuel Benham,   b. CA 1817, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1905, Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years)
     9. Matilda Jane Benham,   b. 1820, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 23 Apr 1870  (Age > 50 years)
     10. Charlotte Benham,   b. 1822,   d. 20 Dec 1891, New Burlington, Chester Township, Clinton County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     11. William P. Benham,   b. 14 Nov 1825, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1917, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     12. Levi Benham,   b. 21 Apr 1831, Centerville, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1921, Leavenworth, County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     13. Nathaniel Benham,   b. CA 1834, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F25  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart