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Benjamin Buffington
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Birth: Feb. 2, 1730
Upland
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 11, 1814
Lykens
Dauphin County
Pennsylvania, USA

Benjamin Buffington was a Private in the Continental Army of 1776 and is a D.A.R. recognized Patriot. Two of his sons, Thomas and George, also served in the Revolutionary War. Benjamin was the son of Thomas Buffington, Jr. and an unidentifiable German lady. (the Yeager book mistakenly named William Buffington and Alice Rupp as his parents - an error that is oft repeated). Benjamin came to the Lykens Valley, PA area sometime before 1787, when he sold land there. See also the Dauphin County Genealogical Transcription project transcription of the entry relating to Benjamin Buffington. He is buried in a very small family burial area in the middle of a corn field at the base of Short Mountain, Dauphin County (Lykens area), where one monument stands to honor all the family members buried there.
Benjamin had eight children with his first wife and four with his second.

 
 
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 Spouses:
  Mary Mercy Frisdell Buffington (1730 - 1777)*
  Anna Catharine Shupp Buffington (1752 - 1817)*
 
 Children:
  Levi Buffington (1770 - 1830)*
  David Buffington (1780 - 1814)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Short Mountain Burial Ground
Dauphin County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Laura McQuaid
Record added: Jul 14, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54965933
Benjamin Buffington
Added by: Laura McQuaid
 
 
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For my 5th times Great Grandfather
- Daniel Kelley
 Added: Apr. 24, 2016
To my 4th Great Grandad:(maternal) Many thanks for helping to make me one of your descendants! And most of all for your service for our country. Rest in peace!
- Sarah Bixler Quinn
 Added: Jan. 16, 2016

- DAR Harrisburg Chapter R.I.P.
 Added: Oct. 13, 2013
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