Benjamin Franklin Saunders

Benjamin Franklin Saunders

Male 1832 - 1918  (86 years)

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  • Name Benjamin Franklin Saunders 
    Born 14 May 1832  Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, CANADA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Aug 1918  O'Neill, Holt County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried O'Neill Cemetery, O'Neill, Holt County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Benjamin Franklin Sanders was born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, on May 14, 1832. He emigrated to America in 1854. By the year 1860, he was farming near Kelso in Sibley County, Minnesota. At the age of 29, he enlisted and was mustered into Company A of the First Minnesota Infantry. He was sick and in the Regimental Hospital in Alexandria, VA, when the battle of Bull Run took place.

      Ben was wounded at the battle of Gettysburg. he was captured on July 3rd and taken away with the retreating rebel army. He was confined at Richmond, VA, and paroled at City Point, VA, on Aug 2, 1863. He reported in at Camp Parole, MD on Aug 3rd. Ben was mustered out with the regiment on May 3, 1864.

      In 1868, he moved to St Louis, MO, and worked in a boot and shoe store for the Joseph Nolte Co., located at 256 Broadway St. He earned $20 a week.

      On June 15, 1869, at Yellow Medicine located on the Sioux Indian Agency in southwestern Minnesota, he married Emily Eleanor Jones. In 1870, the were living and farming near the community of Redwood Falls in Yellow Medicine County. Their one son was born in 1880.

      By 1900, they had moved to O'Neill in Holt County, Nebraska, where he continued to farm. The 1910 & 1917 rosters of the veterans list his address as Box 552, O'Neill. He died in O'Neill on August 15, 1918. He was 86 years old at the time of his death. Ben's body was buried at the Prospect Hill Cemetery, in O'Neill.
    Person ID I2418  Root Tree
    Last Modified 8 Feb 2016 

    Father Richard Henry Saunders,   b. 25 Dec 1800, Ponds, Nova Scotia, CANADA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1849, Deerfield, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Mother Desiah Cahoon,   b. 08 Nov 1800, Port Medway, Queens County, Nova Scotia, CANADA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Nov 1894, Leonie, Holt County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 14 Feb 1819  Arcadia, Melbourne, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, CANADA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F833  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Emily Eleanor Jones,   b. Jan 1840,   d. 22 May 1911  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Married 15 Jun 1869  Sioux Indian Agency, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 8 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F1883  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Benjamin Franklin Sanders
    Benjamin Franklin Sanders

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    Benjamin Franklin Sanders & Emily Eleanor Jones Sanders
    Benjamin Franklin Sanders & Emily Eleanor Jones Sanders
    BENJ. F.
    SANDERS
    1832 - 1810
    EMILY E.
    HIS WIFE
    1840 - 1911

    Census Records
    1865 Census
Le Sueur, Ottawa County, Minnesota
Benjamin Franklin Sanders
    1865 Census Le Sueur, Ottawa County, Minnesota Benjamin Franklin Sanders