Benjamin Russell Hanby

Benjamin Russell Hanby

Rushville, Fairfield County, Ohio, USA
Death 16 Mar 1867 (aged 33)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Westerville, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 6088452 · View Source
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Composer. He was an early pioneer mid-western minister best known for his pre-civil war compositions. From the 1850s to 1864, he wrote approximately 80 songs, including "Darling Nelly Gray", "Who is He in Yonder Stall?" and "Up on the House Top". He also wrote religious hymns and was a published author of childrens books. He died of tuberculosis.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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Over The Silent Sea passed Benjamin R. Hanby, Mar 16 1867, Aged 33 years

Gravesite Details Composer of "My Darling Nellie Gray" and "Up On The Housetop"


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