|Birth: ||May 26, 1833|
|Death: ||Nov. 19, 1895|
Courtesy of Kim Marie Peters:
Florida Times Union
Jacksonville, Duval County, FL
Wednesday, November 20, 1895
DEATH OF BENJAMIN UPTON
One of Duval County's Oldest Citizens Dies of Congestion
Benjamin Upton, aged 64 years, one of the oldest settlers and best known citizens of Duval county, died at 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his residence, 520 West Monroe Street, of congestion of the liver. The deceased had been ill only a few days.
Mr. Upton was a native of Jefferson County, Georgia, and came to Florida shortly after the civil war. He has resided in this county during that entire time, principally at Baldwin. He leaves a wife and infant child, besides several grown sons and daughters by his first wife.
The funeral will take place this morning at 7:45 a.m. from the Church of the Immaculate Conception, at which the Requiem mass will be celebrated. The body will then be sent to Baldwin for interment in the family cemetery.
Photo 1 and 2
MAY 26, 1833
NOV. 19, 1895
Ye living men as you pass by
As you are now so once was I
As I am now you too must be
Prepare for death and eternity
Ben's Stone has a carved out oval with a raised cross at a 45 degree angle.
The white stone in the top right is GGG Grandfather Benjamin Upton's, and to the left, the base and the pedestal.
Below that is his daughter Florence McNorell's stone, and to the left of it, the base. Just above Florence's base you can see a small marker, that of her son Benjamin Lafayette McNorell.
Below Florence's and to the left is a small flat piece of what looks like concrete - the next trip proved this to be the base for daughter Sissy's stone.
Below this is the base and stone for another daughter Annie L. Upton. For each grave there is a head stone and a foot stone and all the grave stones are facing east.
In the photo you can also see the once perfect but still beautiful iron fence.
Adaran Miranda Walden Upton (____ - 1891)
Elizabeth Jane Miranda Upton Travers (1857 - 1912)*
Sissy Upton (1859 - 1859)*
Annie L. Upton (1861 - 1885)*
Florence M. Upton McNorell (1865 - 1887)*
Jordan A. J. Upton (1868 - 1868)*
James A. Upton (1875 - 1903)*
Jessie Fay Upton (1876 - 1877)*
Created by: Ann Parkinson
Record added: Apr 13, 2009
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