Pvt Henry Watson “Wat” Benson

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Pvt Henry Watson “Wat” Benson

  • Birth 29 Sep 1833 Conneaut, Ashtabula County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 4 Mar 1919 Conneaut, Ashtabula County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Amboy, Ashtabula County, Ohio, USA
  • Memorial ID 23267134

Henry was born in the Benson home, on the south side of Lake Road, now Fralden Terraces. He served in the Union Army during the Civil War. Henry and Ursula ("Wat and Suli") raised choice tobacco as did their neighbors on the bank of Lake Erie on Lake Road. They would hand roll the cigars in the evenings. There was also a cigar factory on Lake Road where Ursula worked as a girl. Henry was a Sunday School superintendent and Ursula taught Sunday School at the Amboy Methodist Church for many years.


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  • Created by: Amy Elizabeth
  • Added: 6 Dec 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23267134
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Henry Watson “Wat” Benson (29 Sep 1833–4 Mar 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23267134, citing West Lakeville Cemetery, Amboy, Ashtabula County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Amy Elizabeth (contributor 46904027) .