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Col William Franklin (Benchhoof) Benchoff, Sr
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Birth: Sep. 4, 1826
Franklin County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 25, 1896
Franklin County
Pennsylvania, USA

Marriage, Mary Ann Crawford. The son of the late John Benchoff and Sarah Ann Miller.

He served as provost marshall during the Civil War, capturing deserters and recovering stolen government property. He took an active part in developing Blue Ridge Summmit as a summer resort and in operating "Montana Springs," his own resort on the homestead.

Children: Benjamin Franklin Benchoff, died after the Battle of Fredericksburg, served with the 126th Vol. Infantry; Harriett Louisa Benchoff, married first James Oliver Cline, second J.W. McCleaf, David Crawford Benchoff, married Maria Perry Moore; Ellen Lucinda Benchoff, married Vincent Rouzer; Margaret Catherine Benchoff married John Francis Foreman; Mary Susan Benchoff married a Kohler; John Benchoff; Ann Elizabeth Benchoff unmarried; Jennie I. Benchoff, married George Reuben Watt; William Franklin Benchoff Jr. married first Mary E. Fitz and second Elizabeth J. Arthur. 
Family links: 
  John (Benchhoof) Benchoff (1780 - 1874)
  Mary Ann Crawford (Benchhoof) Benchoff (1826 - 1891)*
  Harriett Louisa Benchoff Cline McCleaf (1849 - 1932)*
  David Crawford Benchoff (1850 - 1929)*
  Ellen Lucinda Benchoff Rouzer (1852 - 1902)*
  Margaret Catherine Benchoff Foreman (1854 - 1919)*
  Elizabeth Ann Benchoff (1861 - 1928)*
  Jennie I Benchoff Watt (1864 - 1941)*
  William Franklin Benchoff (1867 - 1942)*
  Sophia Benchoff Tracey (1815 - 1864)*
  David D Benchoff (1820 - 1890)*
  John Myers Benchoff (1823 - 1909)*
  William Franklin (Benchhoof) Benchoff (1826 - 1896)
  Harriet Benchoff Brown (1829 - 1910)*
  Jerrett Washington Benchoff (1833 - 1916)*
  James M. Benchoff (1836 - 1856)*
  Henry Harrison Benchoff (1839 - 1903)*
*Calculated relationship
Benchoff Family Cemetery
Franklin County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Mike Hahn
Record added: Dec 24, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 10170667
Col William Franklin <i>(Benchhoof)</i> Benchoff, Sr
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I'm honored to be a decendent of Col. William Franklin Benchoff, Sr.
 Added: Apr. 9, 2011
Rest in peace.
- Mike Hahn
 Added: Oct. 3, 2010

- yellowrose
 Added: Jul. 25, 2010
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