Biography of S. R. Benham
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Benham, S. R., Colton, was born in Shick's island, Canada, December 2, 1829, a son of Harvey Benham, a native of Stansted, Vt., born June 25. 1802. He married in Lower Canada Orrilla Hackett, a native of Massachusetts, who went to Canada with her parents at an early day. They went to Shiek's Island, which was owned by two of his uncles, Solomon and William Raymond. After a short time Mr. and Mrs. Benham came Louisville, N. Y., where they resided till 1842, and then came to Colton, where he died in 1891, and his wife in 1885. They had eight children. S. R. Benhara was reared on a farm, and at the age of twelve came with his parents to Colton, and has there spent his life chiefly, though he was in Michigan about two years and in Hanawa six years. He has acted as guide in the woods for many years, and spent the winters in lumbering. July 29, 1862, he enlisted in Company K, One Hundred and Sixth N. Y. Volunteers, and served till the close of the war, being honorably discharged in July, 1865, He participated in the following battles: Wilderness, Spotisylvania, Cold Harbor, Kelly's Ford, Manassas Gap, Locust Grove, Mine Run, Martinsburg, Phillipi, Five Forks, Petersburg. and Sailor's Creek. He was also at Appomattox. September 9, 1854, he married Augusta Glidden, of Essex county, daughter of James and Emeline (Hill) Glidden, she being the widow of Mr. Hill, maiden name Hodgkin. She died in 1850 and Mr. Glidden in 1859. They had five children. Mr. and Mrs. Benham have had two children; James D., who married Sylvia Bicknell, and has one daughter, Grace; and Nina A., wife of Warren Daniels, of Sing Sing. They are both graduates of Potsdam Norman School. Mr. Benham is a Republican, a member of the G. A. R., Wait Post of Colton, and he and wife are members of the M. E. Church.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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