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Abel Rowland  Benjamin

Abel Rowland Benjamin[1, 2, 3]

Male 1824 - 1863  (39 years)

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  • Name Abel Rowland Benjamin  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Born 1824  Ross Co, , Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 May 1863  Champion Hills, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Hughes Cemetary, White County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID P-108077052  SheldonTurner
    Last Modified 14 Feb 2011 

    Father Jonathan Benjamin,   b. 1800, Madison, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1826, Big Plains, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Davis,   b. 1809, Madison, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1825, , Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 1823  Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F79  Group Sheet

    Family Mary E. Conwell,   b. 1827, White, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sept 1908  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 10 Dec 1876  , White County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 10, 11
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Benjamin,   b. 3 Jul 1847, White County Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1931  (Age 84 years)
    +2. George Washington Benjamin,   b. 6 Nov 1848, , Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1937  (Age 88 years)
     3. Samuel Howard Benjamin,   b. 20 Jul 1850, Liberty Township, White County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1915  (Age 64 years)
     4. Silas Benjamin,   b. 6 May 1852, Liberty Township, White County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1927  (Age 75 years)
     5. John Nelson Benjamin,   b. 18 Apr 1854, Liberty Township, White County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1937  (Age 83 years)
     6. Francis Marion Benjamin,   b. 4 Mar 1856, Liberty Township, White County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1927  (Age 71 years)
    +7. Issac Smith Benjamin,   b. 26 Sep 1858, White, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1914, White, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     8. William Spencer Benjamin,   b. 19 Aug 1860,   d. Sep 1861  (Age 1 years)
    Family ID F77  Group Sheet

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      Abel was a native of Ross county Ohio and when a boy was left as a orphan, being reared in the family of Isaac Davis who brought him to White County at a very early day where he was reared to manhood and married. Mr Benjamin began housekeeping in a log house on section 23, in Liberty Township. He enlisted in the Forty-sixth Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He fell at the battle of Champion Hills, Mississippi.
      Mrs Benjamin, at the time of her husbands death was left with a large family of children to care for in a part of the country that was not developed and at a time when currency had deeply depreciated. She did not allow herself to become discouraged, however, but bravely faced the existing conditions and in some way managed to keep her little flock together. In later years she married to Robert T. Harrison and both are now deceased.
      Abel was killed at the battle of Champion Hills Miss. while serving with the 46th Ind. Vols Inf. He is buried at Vicksburg Monument In Hughes Cemetery Abel's enlistment date was 25 Oct 1861 at Monticello, Indiana. His captain was Robert W. Sile.
      46th Regiment Indiana Infantry

      Organized at Logansport, Ind., and mustered in December 11, 1861. Ordered to Kentucky and duty at Camp Wickliffe till February, 1862. Attached to 19th Brigade, Army of the Ohio, January, 1862. 19th Brigade, 4th Division, Army of Ohio, to February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Mississippi, to April, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of Mississippi, to July, 1862. Helena, Ark., District of Eastern Arkansas, Dept. of the Missouri, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Eastern Arkansas, Dept. of the Tennessee, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 12th Division, 13th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to February, 1863. 1st Brigade, 13th Division, 13th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 1st Brigade, 12th Division, 13th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 13th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to August, 1863, and Dept. of the Gulf to July, 1864. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, District of Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to December, 1864. Garrison, Lexington, Ky., District of Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to February, 1865, and Dept. of Kentucky to September, 1865.

      SERVICE.--Ordered to Commerce, Mo., February 16, 1862. Siege of New Madrid, Mo., March 5-14. Siege and capture of Island No. 10, Mississippi River, March 15-April 8. Expedition to Fort Pillow, Tenn., April 13-17. Operations against Fort Pillow April 17-June 5. Capture of Fort Pillow June 5. Occupation of Memphis, Tenn., June 6. Expedition up White River, Ark., June 10-July 14. St. Charles June 17. Grand Prairie July 6-7. Duvall's Bluff July 7. Duty at Helena, Ark., till April, 1863. Expedition to Arkansas Post November 16-22, 1862. Expedition to Yazoo Pass by Moon Lake, Yazoo Pass and Coldwater and Tallahatchie Rivers February 24-April 5. Operations against Fort Pemberton and Greenwood March 11-April 5. Fort Pemberton March 11. Moved to Milliken's Bend, La., April 12. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Port Gibson, Miss., May 1-14. Mile Creek April 12-13. Battle of Champion's Hill May 16. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson July 4-10. Near Jackson July 9. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Ordered to New Orleans, La., August 10. Duty at Carrollton, Brashear City and Berwick till October. Western Louisiana "Teche" Campaign October 3-November 30. Grand Coteau November 3. Moved to New Orleans, La., December 17. Regiment re-enlisted January 2, 1864. Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. Advance from Franklin to Alexandria March 14-26. Battle of Sabine Cross Roads April 8. Monett's Ferry, Cane River Crossing, April 23. Alexandria April 30-May 10. Graham's Plantation May 6. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansura May 16. Expedition to the Atchafalaya May 30-June 5. Moved to New Orleans, La., thence home on Veteran Furlough June 12. Expedition down the Ohio River toward Shawneetown, Ill, to suppress insurrection, and from Mt. Vernon, Ind., into Kentucky against Confederate Recruiting parties August 16-22. White Oak Springs August 17. Gouger's Lake August 18. Smith's Mills August 19. Moved to Lexington, Ky., to resist Buckner's invasion of Kentucky. Burbridge's Expedition to Saltsville, Va., September 17-October 19. Garrison, Prestonburg and Catlettsburg, Ky., during the Expedition. Return to Lexington and garrison duty there till September, 1865. Moved to Louisville, Ky., and there mustered out September 4, 1865.

      Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 66 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 191 Enlisted men by disease. Total 264.
      (Research):White County History page 753

      White County, Indiana
      White County, Indiana, was formed by an act of the Indiana State Legislature on
      February 1, 1834, becoming effective on April 1, 1834. The county was named in
      honor of Colonel Isaac White who was killed in the Battle of Tippecanoe on
      November 7, 1811. Monticello was made the County seat September 5, 1834.
      The county is divided into Big Creek, Cass, Honey Creek, Jackson, Liberty,
      Lincoln, Monon, Prairie, Princeton, Round Grove, Union and West Point townships.
      Prairie Township
      Prairie Township and the land around it is ideal for agriculture. Once the
      prairie was swampy and covered with giant blue stem grass which, according to
      early travelers, grew as high as a person's shoulder. The eastern portion of the
      township was heavily forested with oak, hickory, black walnut, poplar, ash, red
      cedar, willow, black locust, soft maple and paw-paw. Early settlers declared
      that on a single acre one could see as many as one hundred oaks from eighty to a
      hundred feet high. Moots and Spring Creeks drained the wooded area, but the
      prairie had to wait to be ditched and drained.
      While the territory around Brookston was mapped by French explorers as early as
      1679, it was not until 1829 that Royal Hazelton, the first settler, arrived and
      set up his one-room cabin a mile southeast of the future site of Brookston.
      Brookston, Indiana
      The town of Brookston is located near the center of Prairie Township, on the
      line of the old New Albany & Salem Railroad (later the Chicago, Indianapolis and
      Louisville or "Monon"). Benjamin Gonzales, Isaac Reynolds and Joel McFarland
      laid out and platted the town on April 26, 1853. Brookston is named in honor of
      James Brooks, who was President of the Railroad.
      Eli Meyers built the first house within the plat and a person named Kane opened
      the pioneer store. John Bross soon opened another store and John Best
      established a blacksmith shop. The first store owner in the town was also the
      first Postmaster and the first railroad agent. Early businesses included:
      blacksmith, dry goods stores, grain elevators, grocers, boots and shoes,
      hardware, confectioners, drug stores, barber shops, furniture, harness, lumber
      and lath, livery and feed stores, cigar and tobacco, meat markets, stoves and
      tinware, an undertaker, hotel, millinery, and 3 doctors. There were two saloons,
      and also a calaboose in the town.
      Springboro, east of Brookston, located on the Tippecanoe River, had dreams
      during the Wabash and Erie canal era of being a city. The railroad by-passed
      Springboro about 5 miles to the west. Brookston was founded. The importance of
      the railroad is reflected in the life and growth of the community. Its
      reputation as a trading and shipping center reflected on the settlement. Soon
      the prairielands developed into a prosperous agriculture community.
      The first election of corporation officers in the Town of Brookston was held at
      the schoolhouse on March 23, 1867. After incorporation of the town there were
      substantial advances, including: a newspaper, a tile factory, a canning
      industry, cigar factory, bowling alley, bicycle shop, two jewelry stores, a
      bakery, a telephone company and an opera house. The opera house (now Jessup
      Paper Box), built by the French brothers, brought many plays and concerts to the
      community.
    • abel
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  • Sources 
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      Marriage date: 10 Dec 1876Marriage place: White, Indiana