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Maj Philip Henry "P.H." Behn
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Birth: 1811
South Carolina, USA
Death: May 17, 1873
Savannah
Chatham County
Georgia, USA

Augusta Chronicle Newspaper, Augusta, Georgia, May 20, 1873, Page 3:

"DEATH OF A PROMINENT SAVANNAH MERCHANT:
"Maj. P.H. Behn, a prominent Savannah merchant, in the sixty-fifth year of his age, died Saturday morning. He was a native of Beaufort, South Carolina, and had resided in Savannah for forty years."

Savannah Daily Advertiser Newspaper, Savannah, Georgia, Sunday, May 18, 1873, Volume VIII, Page 2:
"Funeral Invitation - The friends and acquaintance of Maj. P.H. BEHN are invited to attend his funeral THIS EVENING at 5-1/2 o'clock, from St. John's Church."

Savannah Daily Advertiser Newspaper, Savannah, Georgia, Sunday, May 18, 1873, Volume VIII, Page 3:
"MAJOR P.H. BEHN - His Death from Heart Disease
Our citizens will be grieved to hear of the death of Major P.H. Behn, which occurred yesterday morning at twelve minutes before eight o'clock at the residence of Mrs. John Savage, on Barnard Street. Major Behn had been suffering for some time with heart disease and was quite feeble. He was attended in his last illness by Dr. Thomas J. Charlton.

"Major Behn was born in St. Luke's Parish, South Carolina, where he married a very estimable lady. His wife died after he had been married but a short time; her death produced such a serious effect upon him that he never went much into society again, but lived in a very retired and unobtrusive manner.

"Many years ago Major Behn came to this city and engaged in the dry goods business, after which he commenced business as a commission merchant, in which business he was engaged at the time of his death.

"At one time he was elected Major of the squadron of Cavalry composed of the Georgia Hussars and other Cavalry companies in the surrounding counties. He was a brother of George Washington Behn, the author of Behn's Cavalry tactics.

"A genial companion, an honest man and an upright christian gentleman, he had drawn around him a large circle of friends. His remains will be buried this afternoon at half past five o'clock."

P.H. Behn was a member of the Georgia Hussars Volunteer Cavalry, Savannah, Georgia. He was a First Lieutenant from February 27, 1837 to November, 1838; October 19, 1849, Major First Squadron of Cavalry; July 10, 1861, Colonel of First Regiment of Calvary, Georgia Militia. For many years, P.H. Behn was a general factor and commission merchant in Savannah.

On April 10, 1871, P.H. was elected as a vestryman at the Annual Election for Wardens and Vestrymen of St. John's Church, Savannah, Georgia.

Cause of Death: Endocarditis; age 62, per Board of Health Report, published in the Savannah Daily Advertiser, Savannah, Georgia, dated Wednesday, May 21, 1873; Issue VIII, page 3.

NOTE: Birth year is estimated.

 
 
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  Olivia Ann Behn (1817 - 1839)
 
Burial:
Laurel Grove Cemetery (North)
Savannah
Chatham County
Georgia, USA
 
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Record added: Nov 21, 2011
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Maj Philip Henry P.H. Behn
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