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Philo Marshall Behunin

  • Birth 6 Feb 1828 Richland, Oswego County, New York, USA
  • Death 30 Dec 1891 Fresno, Fresno County, California, USA
  • Burial Fresno, Fresno County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 12131785

He was born to Isaac and Maribah Morton Behunin

He married Martha Jane Rawles 20 May 1868 in Rocklin. Placer, California.

Together they had the following children; William Henry, Lucy Jane, Mary Caroline (King, Fix), Cora Edna (Lynch), Ruby Ellen (Fink), May Belle (Quine, Tickle), Sarah Elizabeth (Kincheloe), and Lullu Grace Behunin

Philo apparently left for California after leaving Utah for sometime. He settled down in Rocklin, Placer County, California where he met Martha Jane Rawles who lived next door to him.

Martha's father served in the Mexican American War. After their marriage, they moved to Fresno, CA where Philo started his business of coal, wood and general contractor.

He helped build the Kutner Goldstein building in Fresno.

There were 8 children from the glorious union of these two fine people: May Belle (Mable), William, Lucy, Mary, Cora, Ruby, Sarah, and Lulu. Nothing else is known about Philo except he was well respected and loved by his family very much.

His wife Martha remarried. She married a gentleman by the name of Alexander Tickel. There are no children from this union.

Acres Philo M Behunin

Name No. of Acres Name No. of Acres
Samuel H. Rogers 5 John Cox 10
John Eagan 5 William Strong 5
John S. White 5 J. H. Holmes 5
James Brown 10 Philo M. Behunin 20
Alexander Stephens 10 Ira J. Willes 10
Richard Bush 10 W.G.G. Willes 5
Wesley Addis 10 James C. Sly 20
Daniel Q. Dennett 5 Wm. Holt 10
Jacob M. Truman 10 J. L. Workman 5
George Kelley 10
(The land was in Utah)

(Information has been gathered from several sources, so some of it may not be correct)



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  • Maintained by: Kimberly
  • Originally Created by: Nancy K (Wilcock) Atwood
  • Added: 22 Oct 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12131785
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Philo Marshall Behunin (6 Feb 1828–30 Dec 1891), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12131785, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Fresno, Fresno County, California, USA ; Maintained by Kimberly (contributor 46494736) .