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Mount Desert Island Families — Benson

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(updated 6 December 2013)

Welcome to the Benson genealogy. Family units are arranged alphabetically by the first name of the father (or single-parent mother). Links are provided to enable you to move up and down each lineage. To follow a line back in time (ancestors), click on the underlined portion of "(son of ...)" or "(dau. of ...)" beneath the name of the person you want to trace back. To follow a line forward in time (descendants), click on the name of the person whose offspring you want to see. A plus sign (+) following a name means that that person had one or more children, but that family group has not been added to this web page. A link to documentation and notes, when available, is given below each family.

All information, especially source material, for inclusion in this web page should be sent to museum@mdihistory.org or mailed to "Mount Desert Island Genealogy; Mount Desert Island Historical Society; P. O. Box 653; Mount Desert, ME 04660". And, of course, please report all errors.


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Benjamin Benson
   (son of [...])
   b. age 87 y. at death   Rhode Island
   m. (1) Hannah [...]
                  b. age 56 y. at death
                  d. 7 September 1828
                        bur. Benson Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
         (2) Anna K. [...]
                  b. age 83 y., 8 m. at death   Maine
                  d. 12 October 1880
                        bur. Benson Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
   d. 12 August 1859
         bur. Benson Cemetery   Tremont, Maine

child by Hannah [...]:
   John Benson   b. age 21 y. at death   -   d. 28 June 1825   -   bur. Benson Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
children by Anna K. [...]:
   Matthew Benson   b. 2 August 1830   Maine   -   d. 26 October 1890   -   bur. Benson Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
   Bartlett Benson   b. age 12 m. at death   -   d. 1 January 1833   -   bur. Benson Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
   Mary Ann Benson   b. age 17 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   David W. Benson   b. age 14 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Benjamin Benson Jr.
   (son of [...])
   b. 10 July 1801   Maine
   m. (1) Almira Heath
                  (dau. of William Heath and [...])
                  b. 6 September 1801
                  d. 12 March 1850
                        bur. Benson Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
         (2) Jessie Graham
                  (dau. of Moses Graham and Jane [...])
                  b. age 48 y., 2 m., 25 d. at death
                  d. 18 September 1870
                        bur. Benson Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
   d. 23 September 1875
         bur. Benson Cemetery   Tremont, Maine

children by Almira Heath:
   Benjamin B. Benson   b. age 24 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   William H. Benson   b. age 49 y., 9 m., 27 d. at death   Maine   -   m. intentions published 16 June 1851;   certificate issued 12 July 1851   Lucy A. Noonan   -   d. 14 October 1877   -   bur. Benson Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
   John A. Benson   b. age 20 y,. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Henry C. Benson   b. age 47 y., 10 m., 27 d. at death   Maine   -   d. 30 August 1879   -   bur. Benson Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
   Hannah H. Benson   b. 15 May 1836   Maine   -   d. 30 July 1912   -   bur. Benson Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
   Julia Ann Benson   b. age 72 y., 7 m. at death   Maine   -   d. 14 June 1910   -   bur. Benson Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
   Samuel P. Benson   b. age 30 y. at death   Maine   -   d. 8 September 1875   -   bur. Benson Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
   Mary E. Benson   b. 10 August 1845   Maine   -   d. 2 November 1915   -   bur. Benson Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
child by Jessie Graham:
   Eliza A. Benson   b. 28 January 1862   -   d. 1 May 1865   -   bur. Benson Cemetery   Tremont, Maine

documentation and notes

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Benjamin Benson III
   (son of [...])
   b. 1816   Maine
   m. Harriet M. [...]
            b. 1823   Maine
            d. 1905
                  bur. Benson Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
   d. 1897
         bur. Benson Cemetery   Tremont, Maine

children:
   Benjamin Franklin Benson   b. age 9 y., 3 m. at death   Maine   -   d. 23 November 1857   -   bur. Benson Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
   William M. Benson   b. age 6 m. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Mary A. Benson   b. age 8 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Lewis F. Benson   b. age 6 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Ella M. Benson   b. age 4 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Lilly Benson   b. age 4 d. at death   -   d. 4 June 1858   -   bur. Benson Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
   Flora Benson   b. age 5 m. at death   -   d. 15 August 1859   -   bur. Benson Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
   Clara Benson   b. age 5 d. at death   -   d. 16 December 1860   -   bur. Benson Cemetery   Tremont, Maine

documentation and notes

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Benjamin B. Benson
   (son of [...])
   b. 1827
   m. Mary G. Barr
            b. 1836
            d. 1877
                  bur. Head of the Harbor Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
   d. 1907
         bur. Head of the Harbor Cemetery   Tremont, Maine

child:
   Edward W. Benson   b. 1867   -   d. 1870   -   bur. Head of the Harbor Cemetery   Tremont, Maine

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James B. Benson
   (son of [...])
   b. February 1856   Maine
   m. 20 y. as of 1900 census
         Eva M. Lawson
               b. January 1857   Maine
               d. 1950
                     bur. Benson Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
   d. 1926
         bur. Benson Cemetery   Tremont, Maine

children:
   Rosa E. Benson   b. 16 May 1882   Maine   -   d. 7 May 1902   -   bur. Benson Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
   Mary E. Benson   b. [April?] 1889   Maine
   Ralph G. Benson   b. October 1893   Maine   -   m. Eva Wooster   -   d. 1975   -   bur. Benson Cemetery   Tremont, Maine

documentation and notes

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Ralph G. Benson
   (son of James B. Benson and Eva M. [...])
   b. October 1893   Maine
   m. Eva Wooster
            b. 1899
            d. 1988
                  bur. Benson Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
   d. 1975
         bur. Benson Cemetery   Tremont, Maine

children:
   Marilyn Benson   m. [...] Coombs   -   d. 8 April 1995   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Rosamond Benson   b. 31 August 1929   Bernard, Tremont, Maine   -   m. 1953   Irvin Pinchetti   -   d. Bar Harbor, Maine   -   bur. Benson Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
   Prudence Benson   -   m. [...] Beal

documentation and notes

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William H. Benson
   (son of Benjamin Benson Jr. and Almira Heath)
   b. age 49 y., 9 m., 27 d. at death   Maine
   m. intentions published 16 June 1851
         certificate issued 12 July 1851   
         Lucy A. Noonan
               b. age 74 y., 6 m., 10 d. at death   Maine
               d. 10 May 1905
                     bur. Benson Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
   d. 14 October 1877
         bur. Benson Cemetery   Tremont, Maine

children:
   Florilla Benson   b. age 7 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Estelle Benson   b. age 5 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Wendell Benson   b. age 3 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Elliott N. Benson   b. 24 November 1860   Tremont, Maine   -   m. Lena C. Shaw   -   d. 7 October 1919   Bar Harbor, Maine   -   bur. West Gouldsboro, Maine
   infant Benson   [no dates]   -   bur. Benson Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
   infant Benson   [no dates]   -   bur. Benson Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
   infant Benson   [no dates]   -   bur. Benson Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
   infant Benson   [no dates]   -   bur. Benson Cemetery   Tremont, Maine

documentation and notes

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