Biography of Benjamin Rumbaugh
Allen County, OH Biographies

BENJAMIN RUMBAUGH, farmer, P. O. Lima, was born in Greene County, Ohio, April 21, 1825, son of William and Anna (Aldridge) Rumbaugh, the former born in Virginia. August 6, 1782, the latter in Maryland, December 11, 1799. They came to Allen County in 1830, locating in Bath Township, on a farm now owned by David Hefner,which they cleared and improved, and where they lived until the death of Mr. Rumbaugh, January 8, 1868. The widow, now aged eighty five years, resides with our subject. They had a family of thirteen children : Jacob (deceased), Samuel A. (deceased), Mary A. (wife of Dan France;), Benjamin, Elizabeth M. (wife of Lewis Roberts), Uriah F. (deceased), Lucinda (wife of James McCluer), George, William, John B., Anna (deceased), Irena (wife of Alex McClure), and an infant daughter (deceased). Our subject was reared in Bath Township, this county, from seven years old, and made his home with his parents until twenty six years of age. After reaching his majority he worked by the month for several years. and in 1853 settled on the farm he now occupies, all of which he cleared and improved himself. He was married, January 27, 1851. to Mary Jane, daughter of Sylvester and Charity (Lewis) Roberts, of Bath Township, by whom he had six children: TJriah, Martha M. (deceased'), Ann E. (wife of Bruce Whites), Scott, Lake and Jason. Mr. Rumbaugh served in the late war of the Rebellion, and was honorably discharged after 120 days' service. He and his wife are members of the Protestant Methodist Church. In politics he is a Republican.

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