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Benjamin Franklin Emerson
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Birth: Jan. 10, 1838
Virginia, USA
Death: Jul. 19, 1862
Richmond City
Virginia, USA

1859 - private in the Mt. Vernon Guards (Virginia Militia).

1860 (census) - listed as a tin and coppersmith, Alexandria, Va.

1861 (April 8) - on list of petitioners to E. Snowden, JR., Esq., requesting that Alexandria County be represented [by Snowden] in the next General Assembly of Virginia, "by one having the confidence of the people, accustomed to act with, and for them active... in the House of Delegates at the next session of the Legislature of Virginia."

1861 (April 17) - as a member of the Mt. Vernon Guards, when the company was mustered-in as Co. E of the 17th Virginia Infantry, enlisted, Alexandria, Va.

1862 (June 30) - wounded in action at Battle of Fraysier's/Frazier's Farm.

1862 (July 19... headstone reflects July 7) - Died, in Richmond, of wounds received at Frayser's Farm. Buried in or near Richmond, and remains later brought to Alexandria for reburial. 
Family links: 
  John Simpson Emerson (1794 - 1850)
  Ann Catherine Ball Emerson (1788 - 1859)
  Mary Jane Emerson (1830 - 1832)**
  Benjamin Franklin Emerson (1838 - 1862)
  Edwin Arthur Emerson (1839 - 1922)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Paul's Cemetery
Alexandria City
Virginia, USA
Created by: Cenantua
Record added: Feb 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47655090
Benjamin Franklin Emerson
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Benjamin Franklin Emerson
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Benjamin Franklin Emerson
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