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Benjamin Mulford

Male 1752 - 1830  (78 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Mulford 
    Born 8 Jan 1752  , Essex, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1800  , Hamilton, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Tax List 1806  , Hamilton, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    tax list 
    Died 9 May 1830  , Hamilton, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • Mulford Bible Records --- Entries:

      Benjamin Mulford was born January 8, 1752
      Anna Mulford was born November 23, 1757
      Anna Mulford departed this life June 1783
      Benjamin Mulford departed this life May 9, 1830


      Mulford Quarterly, Volume 4, Issue 2, page 26-27 SHOWS MARY IS THE DAUGHTER OF BENJAMIN, BORN Abt. 1738, WHO IS LISTED IN the LDS MICROFILM, The Mulford Family, #1509910 PAGE 110.

      Benjamin was a farmer. The farm was located at Middletown Township, Washington County, Ohio, U.S.A., 640 acres, 1st Sec, 3rd Twp., E of Miami, Warren Co., Ohio, Tract 2, Twp 4, Sec 34. Before 1789 moves to PA, Green County, 267 acres Morgan Twp., Green Co., PA

      This Benjamin 5 (Jeremiah 4, 3, Thomas 2, William 1) was a close contemporary of his second cousin Benjamin 5 (Lewis 4, 3, Thomas 2, William 1) and has often been confused with him. (The other Benjamin was married first to Sarah ______ and later to Patience ______. He had sons, but no Daniel.)

      Benjamin was in Newark, Essex, New Jersey at the time of the 1780 Census. His father Jeremiah was also there at the same time.
      M416 MULFORD, Benjamin NEWARK TWP 019 FEBTX
      M416 MULFORD, Jeremiah NEWARK TWP 019 FEBTX
      http://www.altlaw.com/edball/essx1780.txt

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      THE CHAIN OF EVIDENCE: The following is the chain of evidence linking Jeremiah Mulford of Essex County, NJ, to his son, Benjamin, born in 1752, and Benjamin's children, from whom we can each prove we are descended. The links start with Daniel Mulford, another son ofJeremiah, and brother of Benjamin. Link #1 Daniel Mulford died young, leaving a will made 7 Dec 1771. The will leaves his estate to his "beloved wife Doritey" who "now is big" with his child. He names as executors his "father Jeremiah Mulford" and "father in law Thomas Denman". One of the witnesses is John Stites. Link #2 Jeremiah Mulford died about 1795, leaving a will written 29 August 1791 in Newark Township, Essex Co, NJ. He leaves his property to his children and grandchildren including "bequeath unto my well beloved son Benjamin Mulford my blew coat and blew vest and black vest and it is mywill that he should keep them for his son, Daniel." Link #3 "Early Ohio Census Records" for Washington Co, OH, list Benjamin Mulford and Dan Mulford in Middletown Township in 1800. Link #4 Daniel Mulford marries Mary Jelly in Washington Co, OH, and their family bible, which has survived, lists Daniel's parents as Benjamin and Anne Mulford. Link #5 Property deeds from 1801 to 1807 in Hamilton Co, OH, previously summarized on www.famhist.com, show a close relationship between Benjamin, Daniel and Joseph Mulford, and Joseph Edwards, husband of Hannah Mulford, and it can be reasonably claimed that the deeds point to a father and his children. Included in the deeds is an Andrew Jelly, witness to a transaction by Benjamin, and mortgage holders named Benjamin Stites and Matthias Denman. In That Dark and Bloody River, historian Allen W. Eckert writes that Matthias Denman, a land speculator, was from Springfield, Essex Co., NJ. Link #6 The 1813 Warren Co, OH, marriage record of Mary Mulford shows that her "brother Joseph Mulford" attested to her legal age, and through that connection we can believe that Benjamin was her father. This evidence not only bridges the gaps between descendents of Benjamin and Jeremiah Mulford, his father, but also, because of previous researchers' labors, links us to the Mulfords of 17th century East Hampton, Suffolk Co, NY, and by marriage to the colorful Lion Gardiner.

      Katie Ferguson Jablonicky 3 Mar 2000
    Person ID I58895  7_families
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2005 

    Father Jeremiah Mulford,   b. 25 Sep 1714, East Hampton, Long Island, Suffolk, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1791, Hanover, Morris, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Martha Baker,   b. Abt 1716, East Hampton, Long Island, Suffolk, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1791, Of, Hanover, Morris, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married Abt 1736  Of, , , New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F23217  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Anna Mulford,   b. 23 Nov 1757, Elizabeth, Essex, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1783  (Age 25 years) 
    Married Abt 1776-1777  , , New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Daniel Mulford,   b. 25 Jun 1778, Elizabethtown, Union, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1843, Dillsboro, Dearborn, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +2. Hannah Mulford,   b. 19 Oct 1780, Of, Springfield, Essex, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1871, Jacksonburg, Butler, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2005 
    Family ID F23216  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Mrs. Benjamin Mary? Mulford,   b. Abt 1755, Of, , , New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1783  , , New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Joseph Mulford,   b. 16 Mar 1785, , , New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1850, , Shelby, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +2. Phebe Mulford,   b. 16 Apr 1787, Of, , Essex, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1841, Cass, Ohio, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    +3. Mary Mulford,   b. 21 Aug 1792, , Green, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1859, , Jefferson, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +4. Jeremiah Mulford,   b. 31 Jul 1799, , , Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1877, , Grundy, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +5. Patience Mulford,   b. 1802, , , Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1868, Fisher, Champaign, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2005 
    Family ID F561  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Jan 1752 - , Essex, New Jersey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1776-1777 - , , New Jersey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1783 - , , New Jersey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1800 - , Hamilton, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - tax list - 1806 - , Hamilton, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 May 1830 - , Hamilton, Ohio Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Benjamin and Daniel Mulford Land Grant
    Benjamin and Daniel Mulford Land Grant

    Histories
    Ezra Clark Deed to Benjamin Mulford
    Ezra Clark Deed to Benjamin Mulford
    Benjamin Mulford Deed to Joseph Edwards
    Benjamin Mulford Deed to Joseph Edwards
    Benjamin Mulford - Symmes Property Purchase
    Benjamin Mulford - Symmes Property Purchase
    Benjamin Mulford - 1795 Land Patent
    Benjamin Mulford - 1795 Land Patent
    Benjamin Mulford - Deed to Joseph Crosley
    Benjamin Mulford - Deed to Joseph Crosley

  • Sources 
    1. [S884] Mulford Family Bibles - Wahlbom, Jeannette Mulford. Wahlbom - owner, (First entry was in 1752. Entries transcribed by Jeannette Mulford Wahlbom. Copy in possession of Lee Drew), Benjamin Mulford born January 8, 1752 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S879] Ohio, Hamilton - 1806 Federal Census, Ohio, Hamilton County, (www.ancestry.com), Page 19, Unknown Townships (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S884] Mulford Family Bibles - Wahlbom, Jeannette Mulford. Wahlbom - owner, (First entry was in 1752. Entries transcribed by Jeannette Mulford Wahlbom. Copy in possession of Lee Drew), Benjamin Mulford departed this life May 9, 1830 (Reliability: 3).