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Harrison Bonham
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Birth: Aug. 18, 1815
Licking County
Ohio, USA
Death: 1889
La Rue
Marion County
Ohio, USA

Harrison was the son of Elisha and Catherine (Dustheimer) Bonham who came to Bowling Green Twp, Marion Co., Ohio in 1838. He married Mary Ann CATLIN on March 22, 1838.

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HARRISON BONHAM, son of Elisha L. and Catherine (Dusthemer;
Bonham, was born August 18, 1815, in Licking County, Ohio. The parents
were of English and French extraction and natives of Maryland and Vir-
ginia. They emigrated to Licking County, Ohio, where he subsequently served
as a soldier in the war of 1812 and helped to build the " block-house" at
Mansfield, Ohio. He was born February 29, 1774, and died October 22,
1858. His wife, Catherine, was born August 6, 1792, and died September
25, 1855. They settled in Bowling Green Township in October, 1838, and
lived there until their death. Their children are Harrison, Amanda M.,
Oliver P., Jacob, Sarah, Mary, Harvey, Lydia, Huldah and Hiram, all of
whom are living. Eliza, Elisha and Andrew are deceased. Harrison Bon-
ham lived with his parents until 1821, during his minority securing a f ail-
education at the common schools. At the age of twenty -three, he learned
the carpenter's trade, in which occupation, together with farming, he has
been engaged. He was married, March 22, 1838, to Mary A. Catlin, a
daughter of Timothy and Elizabeth (McKnatt) Catlin, of English and Irish
extraction and natives of the State of Delaware; both died in Licking
County, Ohio. Mr. Bonham is the owner of 104 acres of well-improved
land, almost all under cultivation. He served his township two terms as
Trustee, is a member of the " Church of God," and is an honored and re-
spected citizen. Politicallv, he is a Democrat.

TIMOTHY C. BONHAM was born in Licking County, Ohio, March 16,
1840, and is a son of Harrison and Ann (Catlin) Bonham. He was reared
on a farm, educated in the common schools, and had prepared to enter col-
lege; but at th6 breaking-out of the civil war he volunteered as a soldier in
defense of the Union. He enlisted October 14, 1861, in Company B, Forty-
third Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was present at the battles of
Corinth, May 28, 1862; Iuka, September 19, 1862; Corinth, October, 1862;
and with his company during the Atlanta campaign up to June 9, 1864,
when he was detailed as a clerk in the Commissary Department, which po-
sition he held seven months, and then rejoined his company at Atlanta, and
went through with Sherman's army on its " march to the sea. " He served
until the close of the strife, and was honorably discharged at Columbus,
Ohio. At the expiration of his first three years' enlistment, he re-enlisted
as a veteran and returned home'on a thirty days' furlough, and while home
wa-i married, February 4, 1864, to Elizabeth Lee, and February 11, 1S64,
rejoined his company. Mr. and Mrs. Bonham have a family of six chil-
dren. Himself and wife are members of the " Church of God," and polit-
ically he is a Democrat

Supporting census data:
1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Harrison Bonham
Age in 1860: 44
Birth Year: abt 1816
Birthplace: Ohio
Home in 1860: Bowling Green, Marion, Ohio
Gender: Male
Post Office: La Rue
Harrison Bonham 44
Mary Bonham 41
Samuel Bonham 21
Timothy Bonham 20
Andrew Bonham 18
William Bonham 16
James Bonham 15
Orlena Bonham 11
Amanda Bonham 9
Abraham Bonham 7
Mary Bonham 5
Charles Bonham 3
Hamilton Bonham 9
Hulde Bonham 25
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Bowling Green, Marion, Ohio; Roll M653_1006; Page: 323; Image: 117; Family History Library Film: 805006.
Family links: 
  Elisha Bonham (1774 - 1858)
  Catherine Dustheimer Bonham (1792 - 1855)
  Orlena A Bonham Beals (1849 - 1927)*
*Calculated relationship
Fairview Cemetery
La Rue
Marion County
Ohio, USA
Created by: Bert Waits
Record added: Sep 27, 2010
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