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 Mary <I>Benham</I> Northrope

Mary Benham Northrope

Goshen, Orange County, New York, USA
Death 23 Jan 1860 (aged 80)
Amenia, Dutchess County, New York, USA
Burial Lithgow, Dutchess County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 74717266 · View Source
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According to many family genealogy sites, Mary is assigned as the child of Desire Beecher and Ebenezer Benham. However, According to information on, RootsWeb, and, Mary's father is Ebenezer Benham (b~1755 OR 1731-1811), but her mother's identity varies: an unknown woman, Rebecca Smith (~1749-1796), or Desire Beecher (1740-1809). The Benham Family... lists no child named Mary among the children of Ebenezer and Desire while The Northrup-Northrop Genealogy gives her father as Ebenezer (no mother is mentioned). All of the other children of Ebenezer and Desire were apparently born in Waterbury, Connecticut while Mary was supposedly born in Goshen, Orange County, New York after a gap of twelve years. There's no record of this Benham family yet found through the Orange County Genealogy Society.

Her marriage name is usually spelled Mary Northrup or Mary Northrop. She married Samuel Northrup on 16 Jan 1796 in Amenia, Dutchess County, New York.

Children, all born in Amenia:

Lewis Northrup; b 9 JU 1797.
Ebenezer Northrup; b 12 Apr 1799.
Isaac Northrup; b 7 May 1801.
Benjamin B. Northrup; b 19 Jan 1803.
Humphrey Northrup; b 24 Jan 1805.
Eli Northrup; b 15 Oct 1806.
Dennis Northrup; b 12 Mar 1809.
Desire Northrup; b 1 Aug 1811.
Enos Northrup; b 25 Jul 1814.
Anor Inez Northrup; b 8 Sep 1816.
Smith Northrup; b 17 Mar 1818.
Mary Northrup; b 23 Jul 1821.
Elizabeth Northrup; b 27 Sep 1823.

The Benham Family: including the Nutt and Miller families,
Lucille Rogers Wattles,
Cooper City, Florida, March 2007.
Accessed through, "Books" section.

The Northrup-Northrop Genealogy,
Ansel Judd Northrup, LL.D.
The Grafton Press, Genealogical Publishers, 70 Fifth Avenue, New York City, New York, 1908.
Accessed through
[Some typographical and relationship errors have been reported in the book.]

"Northrop Ground"
Dutchess County, NY LHN Cemetery Records
Accessed 10 Aug 2011.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 74717266
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Benham Northrope (4 Jan 1780–23 Jan 1860), Find A Grave Memorial no. 74717266, citing Northrup Bruial Ground, Lithgow, Dutchess County, New York, USA ; Maintained by seekerJay (contributor 46998289) .