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Benjamin Longacre, Sr
Birth: Mar. 31, 1761
Frederick County
Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 22, 1846
Johnson County
Missouri, USA

History has confused details of Ben Longacre Sr. with details of Ben Longacre Jr.
History records that Ben Sr. came to the Bluff Springs in 1826. In 1827 he built a grist mill for grinding corn. Ben Jr built a tannery, again the dates in different sources differ by ten years. Page 831 in The History of Vernon County mentions Andrew Longacre, and indicate Ben Jr as the owner of the tannery.

In the History of Johnson Co., MO. page 514. "Benj. Longacre built the first grist mill of the township in 1827."
A couple of the mill stones are still on the ground, around the corner from Bluff Springs Cemetery.
However, he is mentioned in the 1830 Tennessee census, 1832 is a more credible date for Ben Sr.'s entry into Missouri.

Benjamin's parents were Andrew Longacre & Hannah Ireson, the progenitors of all Western & Southern Longacres.
Benjamin was the great grandson of Anders Peterson Longacre, born 1657, and Magdalena Cock Longacre, born 1859, the first Longacre's born in America.
Benjamin married Ruth Carter in Tennessee about 1780, as their first son was born about the same time.

Benjamin was too young to have served in the war for independence from England, his older brother Joseph was a Major in the Virginia Militia during the war.
Ben joined as soon as he was old enough,
Jefferson County Tennessee July 8, 1795:
OFFICERS IN JEFFERSON CO. INFANTRY
John Inman, Captain,
Benjamin Longacre, Ensign

In 1838, Ben Longacre conveyed the land for Bluff Springs cemetery. That is why we believe Ben and his wife Ruth are buried here. We believe Ben and others were using it as a Cemetery before 1838. I've heard it said that in that part of Missouri, that any place that you could dig six foot without hitting bed rock, was a potential cemetery.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Andrew Longacre (1716 - 1796)
  Hannah Ireson Longacre (1715 - 1793)
 
 Spouse:
  Ruth Carter Longacre (1765 - 1830)*
 
 Children:
  Benjamin Longacre (1789 - 1853)*
  Richard M. Longacre (1791 - 1871)*
  Anna Longacre Howell (1794 - 1874)*
  Rachel Longacre Hornsby (1795 - 1866)*
  Phoebe Longacre Cluck (1798 - 1855)*
  John Longacre (1802 - 1862)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bluff Springs Cemetery
Kingsville
Johnson County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: Go Longacre
Record added: Nov 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44182559
Benjamin Longacre, Sr
Added by: Go Longacre
 
Benjamin Longacre, Sr
Added by: Go Longacre
 
 
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