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Benjamin Agard Needham
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Birth: Oct. 28, 1810
Wales
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Oct. 23, 1864
Wales
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA

In 1847 he fixed his home upon the "Nathaniel Munger Place", where he abode till life's terminal point. Prior to that he dwelt upon the "Otis Needham Place", situated upon the East side of the road to Union, about two miles from the Central Village. He was a man of fair intellect, very industrious and laborious; of peaceable disposition, a kind, accommodating neighbor, just, honest and honorable in his dealings and inercourse with his fellows. Agriculturism commanded his chief attention, though his many years' custom was to do more or less annually in getting out wood and railroad sleepers, burning charcoal, and hauling these to market. Tho' a worker, he was like most of our farmers, not over-regardful of order, regularity and niceness in conducting his farm-work and affairs. Superlativeness of misfortune was in the undisguisable fact that his first-born son was an 'idiot' from birth to death. Two or three times in his latter years his wife had turns of flaring up; leaving home for a few weeks, then returning. The family trouble that led to these episodic acts must be here namelessly passed.

SOURCE: "A Family Record" by Absalom Gardner Pg. 344
History of So. Brimfield [ now Wales], Massachusetts 
 
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 Parents:
  Jasper Needham (1781 - 1841)
  Hannah Agard Needham (1792 - 1880)
 
 Spouse:
  Julia Tiffany Needham (1808 - 1894)*
 
 Children:
  Lucy Needham Bond (1835 - 1926)*
  Mary M. Needham Belcher (1844 - ____)*
  Miner Grant Needham (1845 - 1911)*
  Mary M. Needham Washburn (1845 - 1929)*
  Monroe Needham (1860 - 1864)*
  Julia Jane Needham Converse (1868 - 1884)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Wales Cemetery #2
Wales
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: Donna O
Record added: Aug 01, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40133227
Benjamin Agard Needham
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Benjamin Agard Needham
Added by: Donna O
 
 
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