Biography of Benjamin F. Burnap
Hancock County, OH Biographies

BENJAMIN F BURNAP, P. 0. Vanlue, born January 30, 1837, in Columbus, Ohio, is a son of Daniel G. and Harriet (Baker) Burnap, natives of Vermont and Pennsylvania respectively, and who were married June 2, 1822. Daniel G. Burnap, by profession a physician, came to Ohio about the year 1818 and settled near Lancaster, in Fairfield County, where he had quite an extensive practice. He afterward moved to Orange Township, Delaware County, and there died. His widow became the wife of William D. Whitney, a merchant, who moved in 1850 to Mt. Blanchard, this county, where he kept a grocery, and later they removed to Value, Ohio. Mrs. Harriet Whitney died in Yanlue February 19, 1869. There were seven children in the first family: John (deceased in California), Lampoon S., Angeline R. (wife of Henry Cockrell', Eliza B. (wife of E Ellis), Benjamin F., James K. and Daniel G Daniel G. Burnap was a man of considerable talent and natural tact. His son, Benjamin F., the subject of this sketch, has engaged extensively in land speculations in the West, where he has at the present time several hundred acres; he also owns a fine farm in Amanda Township, this county, and a saw and planing mill, picture gallery and harness shop, in Vanlue, Ohio. He taught school for many terms, and has filled the office of mayor of Vanlue; he has been school director, and held the office of justice of the peace for six years, elected in a Democratic township although he is a Republican in politics. He married, in 1877, Nancy J. Howard, and by her has one son, Guy F.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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