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 Benjamin Franklin “Ben” Fant

Benjamin Franklin “Ben” Fant

Chambers County, Alabama, USA
Death 24 Nov 1943 (aged 71)
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Burial Valley, Chambers County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 40823270 · View Source
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"The LaFayette Sun" - September 26, 1900:

Ben Fant, a hustling farmer, from Acme on the River, was in town Friday and Saturday selling cotton and trading. Ben is the brag wrestler of all East Alabama. He can’t be thrown. Besides that he is a hard working fellow and is doing well. The Sun goes to his address now.


October 17, 1900:

Ben Fant and his brother *L. J. were here last Friday. L. J. is a fine wrestler himself and it is hard which can beat the other. L. J. subscribed for the Sun. It is a big show to see the Fant boys wrestle – they are good ones and no mistake.

*Note: Article had J.L. as the brother; the initials were reversed in error, referring to his brother Lon J. Fant.
1880 Tallapoosa County, Alabama Census:


J.M. Fant 36M Farmer Born AL
Margaret M. Fant 35F Wife Keeping House Born AL
Mary A. Fant 13F Daughter Ast. Housekeeper Born AL
Ida J. Fant 12F Daughter Born AL
Wm. D. Fant 19M Son Born AL
BENJ. F. Fant 8M Son Born AL
Alonza J. Fant 5M son Born AL
Joseph E. Fant 2M Son Born AL
1900 Chambers County, (Milltown) AL Census:


Ben Fant 27M Farmer Born Dec. 1872 AL
Mex Fant 23F Born May 1877 AL
Ellis Fant 6M Born Aug. 1893 AL
Ephriam Fant 5M Born Jan. 1895 AL
Lena Fant 1F Born Dec. 1898 AL
1910 Chambers County, (Milltown) AL Census:


Ben Fant 37M Farmer Born AL
Mexer Fant 33F Wife Farm laborer Born AL
Ellis Fant 16M Son Farm laborer Born AL
Eaf (Ephraim) Fant 14M Son Farm laborer Born AL
Lina Fant 10F Daughter Farm laborer Born AL
Woodson Fant 8M Son
Fermon Fant 1M Son
1920 Tallapoosa County, (Daviston) AL Census:


B. F. Fant 47M Farmer Born AL
M. C. Fant 44F Wife Born AL
Ferman Fant 11M Son Born AL
Lee Fant 9M Son Born AL
M. J. Fant 7M Son Born AL
Renna Fant 5F Daughter Born AL
Dorris Fant 3F Daughter Born AL
Joe Fant 1M Son Born AL
1930 Chambers County, (LaFayette-West Point Sreet) AL Census:


James E. (Ephraim) Fant 35M Barber Shop Born AL
Delia Fant 37F Wife Born AL
Boyce A. Fant 14M Son Born AL
Margie W. Fant 11F Daughter Born AL
James S. Fant 7M Son Born AL
BEN F. FANT 57M Father Farmer Born AL
1940 Troup County, (LaGrange-Cary St.) GA Census:


J. B. Bradford 35M Doffer-Cotton Mill Born AL
Cenus Bradford 25F Spooler-Cotton Mill Born Al
Dan Bradford 5M Son Born GA
Howard Bradford 4M Son Born GA
Donald Bradford 8/12M Son Born AL
B. F. FANT 67M Father-in-law Born AL
Janie Raglin 30F Cook-Private Home Born GA
World War I Draft Registration Card Vital Statistics.

Height: Medium
Build: Stout
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Light

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  • Added: 18 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 40823270
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Franklin “Ben” Fant (3 Dec 1871–24 Nov 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40823270, citing Shawmut Cemetery, Valley, Chambers County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Churchwell (contributor 46607715) .