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Freeland Howe Benson
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Birth: May 2, 1835
Maine, USA
Death: Nov. 27, 1911
Cle Elum
Kittitas County
Washington, USA

Captain Freeland Howe Benson was born 2 May 1835 on Marshall Island, Maine. His parents were Jephtha Benson (a Rev War Soldier) and Mary Kench. Captain Benson married Elizabeth (Hannah) Sadler in 1860 on Swan's Island Maine.
Captain Benson died 27 Nov 1911 on his son's (Edwin Benson) ranch "Alta Vista" in Cle Elum, Wa.

Captain Benson went to sea at the age of 14 and became a master at an early age. He stayed at sea until 1884 when he moved West. He first settled in Lincoln County, Wa. He moved to Seattle in 1888 and after a short move to Yakima in 1895 he returned to Seattle in 1900. His son Edwin Freeland Benson was a Judge. Thru business ventures at one time Edwin Benson held grazing rights for 3 million acres in Washington State.

Captain Benson was "Real Son" of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR). To be a "Real Son" he had to join the SAR and have a father who served in the Revolutionary War. Captain Benson joined the SAR in 1896. Edwin & his brother Charles were both members of the SAR with there father. 
Family links: 
  Jepthah Benson (1763 - 1858)
  Mary Ann Kench Benson (1792 - 1874)
  Elizabeth Hannah Sadler Benson (1843 - 1926)
  Edwin Freeland Benson (1861 - 1935)*
  Edna Luella Benson Mauk (1868 - 1900)*
  Sylvia Benson Howe (1789 - 1872)**
  Welthea Benson Pearson (1798 - 1859)**
  Freeland Howe Benson (1835 - 1911)
*Calculated relationship
Tacoma Cemetery
Pierce County
Washington, USA
Created by: JD
Record added: Oct 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79354962
Freeland Howe Benson
Added by: JD
Freeland Howe Benson
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Freeland Howe Benson
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- Tim & Grace
 Added: Jan. 9, 2015
4th Cousin 6 Times Removed
- James Mayfield
 Added: Sep. 29, 2012
From the Washington State Society, of the National Society Sons of the American Revolution.
- Allan Wenzel
 Added: Apr. 30, 2012

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