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Rev Ebenezer Benham, II
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Birth: Jul. 14, 1787
Morris County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Jul. 17, 1856
Hopewell Center
Ontario County
New York, USA


History of Ontario Co, NY, Conover & Aldrich, pub 1893 pg 16 - 17

BENHAM, John H., was born on the farm he now owns in Hopewell, February 6, 1817, a son of Ebenezer 2nd, who was a son of Vincent, who came from Morristown, NJ, to Dutchess county, and finally to Canandaigua, where he and his wife lived and died. Ebenezer 2nd was born in Morristown, N.J., in 1787, and married Mary, daughter of John and Mary HARWOOD, of Connecticut, and early settled in Hopewell. Ebenezer BENHAM had two sons and five daughters. His wife died in 1827, and Betsey ROOT became his next wife, by whom he had five daughters. He died in 1856. Our subject, who for many years has been one of the leading farmers of Hopewell township, was educated in the common schools and Canandaigua Academy. In 1838 John married Sophia MURRAY who was born in Hopewell, December 12, 1817. Her parents were William D. and Sophia (Russell) MURRAY, of Massachusetts, who settled in Hopewell on 1801. Here Mr. MURRAY died in 1827, and his wife in 1869. Mr. BENHAM and wife had these children: Emogene (deceased), Murray, Margaret (deceased), Mary, Ebenezer M., who resides on the old homestead, and Jessie F. He married Hattie H. CASE, of Bloomfield, by whom he had three children: Florence C., John H., and W. CASE. Ebenezer BENHAM stands at the head in New York State as a breeder of Hampshiredown sheep, having taken the first premiums in the county fairs, New York State fairs, and Western New York fairs. He also breeds fine Jersey cattle. J. H. BENHAM at present owns over 200 acres of land, including fine buildings. He is a Republican and has been town clerk, justice of the peace for 8 years, was supervisor one term, and county superintendent of the poor for 9 years, and once elected by a majority of 1,200. Mr. BENHAM and wife are members of the M. E. Church at Hopewell, of which he was one of the Board of Trustees for thirty years, has been steward, and at present is district steward

Rev. Ebenezer Benham was the son of Vincent and Mary (Babbitt) Benham. Mary (Harwood) Benham was his 1st wife. They were married February 2, 1810 and she died July 27, 1827. Betsey S. (Root) Benham was his 2nd wife. She died August 1, 1880. He was a Local Preacher in the Genesee (now Western New York) Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Conable, Rev. F. W.
History Of The Genesee Annual Conference Of The Methodist Episcopal Church,---1876, Pgs. 69-70
The Genesee Conference met for its fourth session at Westmoreland, New York, July 9, 1813. Bishop Francis Asbury and Bishop William M'Kendree were present. Early in the session fifteen Local Preachers, which included Ebenezer Benham, had been recommended, and "were examined and elected to receive ordination as Local Preachers."
Family links: 
  Vincent Benham (1741 - 1813)
  Mary Babbitt Benham (1754 - 1824)
  Betsey S Root Benham (1796 - 1880)
  Mary Harwood Harwood Benham (1788 - 1827)*
  Mehetable T. Benham Case (1810 - 1896)*
*Calculated relationship
"Ae 69 Yrs. 3 Dys."
Benham Cemetery
Hopewell Center
Ontario County
New York, USA
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Record added: Aug 12, 2008
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Rev Ebenezer Benham, II
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