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Delant "D.L." Benjamin
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Birth: Dec. 25, 1830
Virginia, USA
Death: Jan. 1, 1887, USA

Delant's birthplace has various answers. In a family bible in Oklahoma his birth was entered as Virginia but was crossed through and "Paris, France" written in its place. However, for the 1870 & 1880 censuses, he stated it was Virginia. In 1880, he stated both parents were born in France so most likely he was American born to French parents.

Delant married Margaret about 1869. This was his first, her second. A family record says "Delant at the time was a dealer in horses. He was a great horseman. He knew good horses and always had good horses - a great veterinarian."

In 1870 there were living in Polk Co., MO and in 1880 they had moved to Hardin Co., Iowa where Margaret's sister, Matilda Jane Van Patter and her husband were farming.

After a short stay in Iowa, they returned to southern MO or northern AR where he became a merchant. A family record says he ran a flour mill and then a saw mill.

Tragedy struck in 1887 when, according to one family story, he was killed after being somehow kicked in the head by the horse he was riding while crossing the White River. Another story says that he met foul play on the river because of the receipts and cash he was carrying from his business, none of which was ever recovered.

[Dates, bio and family links provided by John J. Long, #47619262]
Family links: 
  Margaret Griffin Long Benjamin (1840 - 1935)*
  Rosa Emma Benjamin Moyer (1870 - 1904)*
  Julius Phillip Benjamin (1871 - 1966)*
  Emery Delant Benjamin (1879 - 1905)*
  Myrtle May Benjamin Townsend (1882 - 1967)*
*Calculated relationship
H/O M Benjamin
Protem Cemetery
Taney County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Row from East, N of Dividing Road: 13
Created by: WRVHS
Record added: Sep 24, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21748792
Delant D.L. Benjamin
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Delant D.L. Benjamin
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Nice photo. I washed about a hundred years of dirt and moss off my ancestors Delant Benjamin and John B. Long's tombstones in 2002.
- Sloan
 Added: May. 26, 2013

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