Biography of Robert Benington of Bethany, NY

Robert Benington, father of John R., was born in England, and was a resident of Yorkshire and Lancaster. January 14, 1822, when 21 years old, he came to America and located in New Lisbon, Otsego County, N. Y. In 1847 he married Eliza Kenyon, of Edmeston, Otsego County. They had io children, namely: Charles, Henry G., William; John R., Edwin, Harriet, Phebe, Alfred, Agnes E., and Mary L. John R. was born in the town of New Lisbon, Otsego County, September 28, 1852. He was educated in the public schools until he was 20 years of age. He is a farmer and breeder of grade sheep. and at present is superintendent of the James H. Hume farm, on road 2, of 411 acres. February 11, 1880, he married Jane E., only daughter of Thomas Rathbone, of Burlington, Otsego County, and they have one girl, Ethel H., born February 23, 1882.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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