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Pvt Benson Henry Buffington
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Birth: Apr. 11, 1842
Ohio, USA
Death: Jul. 6, 1907
Liberty Township
Wabash County
Indiana, USA

Residence: Dora, Wabash County, Indiana. Enlisted as a Private on 6 August 1862 in Company H, 75th Infantry Regiment Indiana. Mustered Out Company H, 75th Infantry Regiment Indiana on 8 June 1865 at Washington, DC.

Member of G.A.R. Post #291, Lafontaine.

Son of Samuel & Clarissa Buffington; siblings - Sarah and William.

Residence: Dora, Wabash County, Indiana. Enlisted as a Private on 6 August 1862 in Company H, 75th Infantry Regiment Indiana. Mustered Out Company H, 75th Infantry Regiment Indiana on 8 June 1865 at Washington, DC.

Married Elizabeth Shelley on 7 January 1866 in Huntington Co, Indiana.

1870: Residing Antioch, Huntington Co, Indiana. Husband of Elizabeth; parents of Frances and Samuel. Occupation: Works in mill.

1900: Residing Liberty Twsp, Wabash Co, Indiana. Husband of Elizabeth; parents of Lena (21, seamstress) and Nettie. Occupation: Head sawyer.

He built and operated a steam saw mill on the banks of Grant Creek. He was a Deacon in the Disciples of Christ Church at LaFontaine and a member of G.A.R. Post #291, Lafontaine. He was a charter member of Meto-cin-ia Lodge I.O.O.F. organized in 1877.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel Buffington (1809 - 1865)
  Claressa Richardson Buffington (1806 - 1857)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Shelly Buffington (1845 - 1922)
 
 Children:
  Lewis Buffington*
  Lena Buffington (1878 - 1900)*
  Samuel Buffington (1879 - ____)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Emery Cemetery
La Fontaine
Wabash County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: v f
Record added: Jan 24, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33219635
Pvt Benson Henry Buffington
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Pvt Benson Henry Buffington
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- William H. Garrison Post No. 291, LaFontaine, IN
 Added: Jul. 6, 2012

- Wabash County Military
 Added: Jul. 6, 2012
 
 
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