Biography of Benjamin F. Southworth
Allen County, OH Biographies

BENJAMIN F. SOUTHWORTH, farmer, P. O. Southworth. was born in Clark County, Ohio, January 12, 1828. son of Benjamin P. and Annie (Stacy) Southworth, natives of Vermont and who were parents of six children, of whom but four grew to maturity. The father died in 1868, the mother's death having occurred about ten years previously. Our subject was raised on a farm and received a common school education. He came to this county with his parents in December, 1835, and has always followed the occupation of a farmer. He was married, December 13, 1849, to Elizabeth Sawmiller, born in Putnam County, Ohio, December 20, 1827, and by this union are three children now living: Enos H., Susan (wife of William Lutz), and Josephine (wife of Eugene Grieser). Mr. Southworth entered upon his career in life with but money enough to buy ten acres of land, but through habits of industry and economy has accumulated some property, being considered one amongst the pros. perons farmers of the township. The railway station and postoffice near his farm are named in his honor. During the late war of the Rebellion Mr. Southworth served his country three years, having enlisted in Company B, McLaughlin's Squadron. He is a Republican in politics.

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