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Benjamin Franklin Gillilan
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Birth: Mar. 26, 1833
Death: Jan. 29, 1903

Benjamin F. Gillilan (Gillen, Gillan) was born in Clermont county Ohio on March 26, 1833. He moved with his widowed mother and family to Montgomery county when still a boy.

He was married to Sarah A. Stephenson on Nov. 1, 1863. In the spring of 1864 he went to the front as a Corporal and member of Company C, 120th Infantry Regiment of
Indiana volunteers and served throughout the Civil War.

During his absence a daughter was born to him, but mother and child both died before his return home. Sometime after his return he was married to Sarah M. Rivers. They had four daughters. Sarah died during the year 1879.

In later life he lived with a daughter, Mrs. George (Mattie) Conrad and her family on a farm two miles west of Darlington. On Jan. 29, 1903 he and Matthias Chrisman were riding into Darlington by horse and buggy to attend the funeral of James Morton Mote. The Vandalia train hit the buggy at the main crossing in town and both men died. Benjamin's funeral was held at the Conrad home and he was buried in near-by Rice Cemetery by members of the local Odd Fellows Lodge, of which he, Chrisman and Mote were members.

Family links: 
  Margaret E Counts (1869 - 1948)*
  Mattie B. Conrad (1871 - 1913)*
*Calculated relationship
Rice Cemetery
Montgomery County
Indiana, USA
Created by: ekip
Record added: Jul 15, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28303595
Benjamin Franklin Gillilan
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- Eric Lowman
 Added: Feb. 4, 2015
In memory of my great-great grandfather.Your life story is amazing to me.
- ekip
 Added: Sep. 18, 2009
Buried in each grave is a story and the story deserves to be remembered.
- Sandi
 Added: Jul. 15, 2008
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