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Sylvanus Rufus "Rufus" Benjamin
Birth: Feb. 20, 1819
Licking County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jun. 30, 1892
Jasper County
Iowa, USA

"S. R." or "Rufus" Benjamin was the son of Jonathan Benjamin (1797/99-1876) and Hannah E. Ford (1798-1891). Transcription of Bible of Hannah Ford Benjamin -his mother- states his birthdate as 2-20-1819.) S.R. marr. Sarah Ann Palmer (her father or brother poss. Thomas Palmer; mother unknown; 1822-1911) 26 Mar 1840 in Licking Co., OH. The family lived next to his father and uncle Christopher in the 1850 census of Licking Co., OH. Thomas Palmer, pauper, age 54, lived with them in 1860 Burlington, Licking Co., OH census. A number of Benjamin families moved to Jasper Co., IA abt 1867, incl SR and Sarah. Children: Cynthia Adeline (1841-1925, mar. Reuben K. Lambert; her FAG memorial is #28153291), Frances Drucilla (1843-1899, mar Emanuel Clutter), Jonathan Elliott (called 'John' or 'Nathan E.', 1848-1900, marr Louisa Marie Boydston), and Hannah Melissa (called 'Melissa', 1854-1932, marr. Frederick Asbury McMurray). The children all d. in Jasper Co., IA. 
 
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 Parents:
  Jonathan N Benjamin (1797 - 1876)
  Hannah E. Ford Benjamin (1798 - 1891)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Ann Palmer Benjamin (1822 - 1911)*
 
 Children:
  Cynthia Adeline Benjamin Lambert (1841 - 1925)*
  Frances Drucilla Benjamin Clutter (1843 - 1899)*
  Jonathan Elliott Benjamin (1848 - 1900)*
  Hannah Melissa Benjamin McMurray (1854 - 1932)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sylvanus Rufus Benjamin (1819 - 1892)
  Jonathan Felix Benjamin (1838 - 1913)*
  Arestine Pricilla Benjamin Hatch (1843 - 1914)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Newton Union Cemetery
Newton
Jasper County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Section 2, Lot 27, Block 1.
 
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Record added: Jul 09, 2008
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Sylvanus Rufus Rufus Benjamin
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Sylvanus Rufus Rufus Benjamin
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