Benjamin Costley

Illinois, USA
Death 4 Dec 1883 (aged 68–69)
Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
Burial Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 197381572 View Source
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Undertaker Report: Benjamin Costley, 86 years, born in Illinois, he lived at 517 Hale St and died in Peoria of "injuries". Burial in Springdale Cemetery.

- Source: Peoria County Genealogical Society, Peoria County Undertaker Records Book 1B (1882 - 1890), published 2018
Note: Springdale Cemetery has no record of his burial, for this reason I am placing his memorial in Moffatt Cemetery. BIG Thank You to Stephen Cantrell for searching Springdale Records.

Age difficult to determine from census records but was probably not born in 1797 as the age reported to the undertaker suggests. His age on the 1860 census seems most likely to be the closest to correct.

Name: Benjamin Cosley
Residence Year: 1883
Street address: 517 Hale
Residence Place: Peoria, Illinois, USA
Occupation: Laborer
Publication Title: Peoria, Illinois, City Directory, 1883

Name: Benjamin Costley
Age: 28
Birth Year: abt 1822
Birthplace: Illinois
Home in 1850: Pekin, Tazewell, Illinois, USA
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Family Number: 1596
Household Members:
Name Age
Benjamin Costley 28
Nancy Costley 37
Amanda E Costley 14
Eliza Jane Costley 12
William H Costley 11
Mary Jane Costley 8
Leonard B Costley 5
Harriet E Costley 3
Eliza Ann Costley 0
Name: Ben Costly
Age: 46
Birth Year: abt 1814
Gender: Male
Race: Black
Birth Place: Illinois
Home in 1860: Pekin, Tazewell, Illinois
Post Office: Pekin
Dwelling Number: 62
Family Number: 62
Occupation: Laborer
Real Estate Value: 300
Personal Estate Value: 50
Cannot Read, Write: Y
Household Members:
Name Age
Ben Costly 46
Nancy Costly 45
Leander Costly 14
Mary Costly 13
Hariett Costly 11
Ann Costly 10
William Costly 8

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  • Created by: Debra
  • Added: 8 Mar 2019
  • Find a Grave Memorial 197381572
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Costley (1814–4 Dec 1883), Find a Grave Memorial ID 197381572, citing Moffatt Cemetery, Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Debra (contributor 47324320) .