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Jacob

Benjamin
Birth Date:

February 11, 1829

Birth Location:

Canada

Death Date:

December 10, 1902

Death Location:

Momence, Illinois

Burial:

Jones Cemetery (Beaver Creek)
Rural Papineau, Illinois

Parents
Father
Elijah Benjamin
(1807-1882)
Mother
Cynthia Lane
(1812-1896)
Siblings (in birth order)
1
Jacob
 Benjamin

1829-1902
2
William
 Benjamin

1831-1918
3
Elijah W.
 Benjamin

1833-1910
4
Stephen L.
 Benjamin

1835-1872
5
Joseph
 Benjamin

1836-1897
6
Marshall
 Benjamin

1839-1842
7
Anson
 Benjamin

1842-1842
        Died at age 3.

 

Died at birth.

 

8
Andrew M.
 Benjamin

1843-1919
9
Sidney
 Benjamin

1845-1927
10
Hiram
 Benjamin

1848-1910
11
Cynthia
 Benjamin

1851-1867
12
Daniel
 Benjamin

1853-?
13
John
 Benjamin

1855-1934
14
Darius
 Benjamin

1858-1953
         
Marriage

Jacob Benjamin married Anne Forbes.

Children
1
Cynthia
 Benjamin
1849-?

 

Notes
 

In June 1849, Jacob's wife is residing in Camden East Township; it is not known if Jacob is there at this time as well.

In May 1851, Jacob was deeded 1 acre in east CL 4/27 Ernestown Twp, by his father Elijah; Jacob is living there in January 1852, when the 1851 Census was taken.

In 1853, Jacob is involved in a land transfer of Ernestown CL 4/33, bordering on William St.

In 1857-58 Jacob is listed as being a millwright in Simcoe Falls, Canada West (Yarker).

Death records indicate that Jacob's wife (Anne or Hanna) died in Momence, Illinois, on December 4, 1898.

In 1900, Jacob is living alone in Momence, Kankakee County, Illinois.

Both the 1900 census and Jacob's death record list his occupation as wagon maker.

Jacob's death record says he died on December 10, 1902.  This record conflicts with the date that was inscribed on his gravestone -- February 20.

 

Jacob and Anne Forbes Benjamin's graves were recorded in 1976.
In 2004, their graves cannot located in the Beaver Creek Cemetery.
According to genealogist Wilman Davis, Jacob and Anne are buried
just south of brother Sidney Benjamin's family plot.

 

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