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Pvt Elijah Murry Benson
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Birth: Jan. 26, 1840
Darke County
Ohio, USA
Death: Oct. 25, 1910
Franklin County
Nebraska, USA

FRANKLIN, Neb., Oct.- 28.
E. M. Benson died suddenly at his home at Riverton Tuesday night, October 25. Death came to him while he was sitting in a chair. The deceased was an old soldier and a pioneer of this county. The burial took place at the home Wednesday afternoon.

The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Nebraska, Saturday, October 29, 1910; pg. 6

Obit provided by Marsha:

Enlisted = 19 Sep 1861
Discharged = unknown

Elijah Murry Benson was married four times that Marsha has been able to document.

1st. Margaret A. Bowers (no cemetery record found yet....maybe the homestead?)
2nd. Elizabeth Vinson
3rd. Nancy J. Evans aka Nannie J.
4th. Catherine A. Crilly
Family links: 
  Nancy J Evans Benson (1849 - 1901)
  Elisabath Vinson Benson (1850 - 1880)*
  John A. Benson (1860 - 1904)*
  James Holly Benson (1870 - 1936)*
  Myrtle L. Benson Glenn (1875 - 1931)*
  Willie H. Benson (1877 - 1898)*
  Charity Susan Merritt (1878 - 1956)*
*Calculated relationship
Co. G
44th OH Inf.
Riverton Cemetery
Franklin County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Section 15, Lot 16
Created by: Peggy Bargen Duey
Record added: Aug 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40493098

 Added: Apr. 11, 2014

- Wayne Goates
 Added: Oct. 8, 2013

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