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 Daniel Benjamin

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Daniel Benjamin

  • Birth 18 Oct 1766 New York, USA
  • Death 8 Jan 1863 Wayne, DuPage County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial West Chicago, DuPage County, Illinois, USA
  • Plot Lot 117
  • Memorial ID 43405731

At the age of five a band of Indians massacred his father and three others while capturing Daniel, his mother, and six brothers and sisters. After eight years in captivity all were freed. He moved to Ohio around 1790 and served two terms in the Ohio Militia during the war of 1812. He then settled in Indiana and moved to Illinois in 1834 where he was the first settler of Wayne Township in DuPage County.


Family Members


Inscription

On the small stone:
DANIEL

On the monument:
DANIEL BENJAMIN
OCT. 18, 1766.
JAN. 8, 1863.
HIS WIFE
MARTHA,
APR. 2, 1772.
JAN. 19, 1863.


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  • Maintained by: Andrew
  • Originally Created by: Tom Todd
  • Added: 22 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 43405731
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Daniel Benjamin (18 Oct 1766–8 Jan 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43405731, citing Oakwood Cemetery, West Chicago, DuPage County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Andrew (contributor 48631169) .