Biography of The Benton Family
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Benton Family, The. - The first of this name to settle in Orleans county was Thomas, son of Isaac Benton. who came from England in 1836. Thomas settled in Byron, and about 1856 removed to Clarendon, where he bought a farm and resided until his death in 1886. He was a devoted churchman and a member of the Free Will Baptist church of Sweden. He married Sarah Shipp, and their children were: Rebecca, Phoebe, Sarah, Hannah, Thomas H., Mary, Elizabeth, and Louise. Of these children, Rebecca married Walter Holt; Phoebe married John Brown; Sarah married John Miller; Hannah married William Brown; Mary married Charles Brown, and all reside in Byron. Elizabeth married John Coward, of Sweden, and Louise is unmarried. Thomas H. removed from Byron to Clarendon in 1856, where, with the exception of a year spent in Colorado and two years in Byron, he has ever since lived, and follows farming. In 1862 he married Elvira Mann, and they have two children: Maurice H., and Nellie S. Maurice resides on the old homestead, and married Minnie Warboy, by whom he has one child, Helen E. Nellie became the wife of J. A. Blanchard, of Albion.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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