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Benjamin Mulford

Benjamin Mulford

Male 1802 - 1883  (80 years)

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  • Name Benjamin Mulford 
    Born 17 Aug 1802  Clermont, Clermont, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1840  Sparta, Dearborn, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1850  Sparta, Dearborn, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Benjamin Mulford, 48, farmer, real estate $2500, born in Ohio. Mary Mulford, 40, born in Ohio. John Mulford, 19, farmer, born in Ohio. Clarissa A. Mulford, 17, born in in Ohio. William C. Mulford, 9, born in Ohio. Benjamin T. Mulford, 6, born in Ohio. James F. Vandolah, 1, born in Ohio.
    Died 28 Feb 1883  Sparta, Dearborn, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Died, Feb. 28th, 1883, at his home in Sparta township, Benjamin Mulford.

      He was born in Hamilton County, Ohio, August 17th, 1802. Was married October 4th, 1827, to Miss Mary Legg, who died March 1st, 1862.

      To them were born the following named children: Oliver S. Mulford, Clarissa A. Tavlin, John L. Mulford, William C.L. Mulford, and Benjamin F. Mulford. James Vandolah was adopted by them as their child when but fourteen days old. John Walter Mulford was also adopted by them when but four weeks old.

      In 1836, Mr. Mulford came here from Hamilton County, Ohio, to find a home for himself and family. After remaining here one year, he went back to Cincinnati, and there worked three years until he had earned money enough to pay for his place, when he moved here with his family and lived on, the farm here he then bought until death called him away.

      His house was always a home for the homeless. Uncle Ben, as he was called by his neighbors for miles around, never refused a neighbor or friend a favor, as many in this neighborhood know. He was always blessed with plenty in house and barn, and many a neighbor has been accommodated by him in their hour of need. It can be said with honor to his name, that Uncle Ben never went back on the poor, and always welcomed and treated his friends and neighbors with pleasure.

      --Dearborn County Register, 15 Jul 1883--
    Buried Mar 1883  South Sparta Church Cemetery, Moores Hill, Dearborn, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Benjamin Mulford, father of William C. Mulford was born on August 17, 1802 in Clermont county, Ohio, and received his education in that section. His father died when he was quite young and he was called upon to look after the farm and the family living there until 1832, when he came to Sparta township and bought one hundred and sixty acres of land at a cost of three hundred dollars, and in 1834 he bought forty acres adjoining, for which he traded a house. He lived on this farm until his death, which occurred on February 28, 1883, aged eighty-one years. Mr. Mulford was a Democrat, was interested in all public enterprises and was particularly energetic on the question of good roads, many of which he assisted in building, and was road supervisor for a number of years. His religious membership was with the Free Will Baptist church. His parents were Daniel and Constance Mulford, and his wife was Mary (Legg) Mulford, daughter of John and Constance Legg. She was born on February 22, 1808 in Boone county, Kentucky, and was educated at Cincinnati, where she lived until her marriage which took place near the present site of the Cincinnati Zoo.

      Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Mulford were the parents of six children, and had one adopted child: Oliver, John, Ann, William, Franklin and one who died young. Oliver Mulford married Sarah Wills and lived at Dillsboro, Indiana, where he followed the blacksmith trade. They had seven children, Benjamin, Oliver, Martha, Sarah, Morton, Grant and Frank. John Mulford was married twice1 first to Cynthia Henderson, by whom he had four children, Charles, Martha, Mary Alice and Ida, and by his second wife, Mary Chance, he had three children, Morton, Laura and Emma. Ann Mulford became the wife of Michael Tarelin, and lived in Sparta township. They had six children, Mary, Elizabeth, Catherine, John, Edward and Fanny. Franklin Mulford was also married twice, first to Nellie Allen, who died young. They lived in Ripley county, and were the parents of four children, Oliver, Albert, Cora and Freemont. Mr. Mulford's second wife was Catherine Allen. They resided at Pierceville, Ripley county, and were the parents of four children, Mary, Laura, Hazel and Lora. James Vandolah was the adopted child, and he married Mary Larabee. They lived in Sparta township and two children were born of this union. The paternal grandparents were Daniel and Constance Mulford, the former native of the United States who livedduring Revolutionary times, removing to Clermont county, Ohio, at middle age. To this union nine children were born: Daniel, Hugh, James; Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (triplets), Anna, Mary and Phoebe. Daniel Mulford married Rillie Farkuer, and moved to Illinois, where he followed farming.

      They have had five children, Perry, Jacob, Mary, Elizabeth and Abigail. Hugh Mulford married Marlah Hall, and moved to Lafayette, Indiana. They have had six children, William, Luther Frahl, Scott, Mary J. and Mariah.

      Notes on Children:

      James Mulford was married to Lucena Shults, and moved to Middletown, Ohio, in middle life. They had five children, Jasper, Van, Minerva, Alvina and Charlotte. The triplets died in infancy. Anna Mulford became the wife of Richard Pall, and lived at Riverside, near Cincinnati, Ohio, where they followed farming on a large scale. They were the parents of six children, Henry, Richard, Mary Jane, Ann, Elvira and one boy who was killed when very young. Mary Mulford married a Mr. Meyers, a grocer of Cincinnati They have had two children. Phoebe Mulford became the wife of Isaac Yost, and lived at Milford, Ohio, where her husband followed cabinet-making. Their children are William, Benjamin and Mary.

      Adopted by Benjamin and Mary Legg Mulford.
    Person ID I65025  7_families
    Last Modified 5 May 2012 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Mary Constance Jelly,   b. 10 Jul 1780, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1858, Sycamore, Hamilton, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 8 May 1800  Marietta, Washington, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Family ID F25549  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Mary Legg,   b. 22 Feb 1810, , Boone, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Mar 1862, Sycamore, Hamilton, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 4 Oct 1827  Pittsburg, Carroll, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
    +1. Oliver Spencer Mulford,   b. 22 Jul 1828, Dillsboro, Dearborn, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1888, Dillsboro, Dearborn, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    +2. John Legg Mulford,   b. 20 Jul 1831, Cold Springs, Dearborn, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1895, , Dearborn, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     3. Child Mulford,   b. Abt 1835, Of Clermont, , Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1839  (Age ~ 3 years)
    +4. Clarissa Ann Mulford,   b. 10 Dec 1837, Sparta, Dearborn, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. , Dearborn, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. William Charles Mulford,   b. 11 Nov 1842, Sparta, Dearborn, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1920, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +6. Benjamin Franklin Mulford,   b. Jan 1844, Sparta, Dearborn, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +7. James O. Mulford,   b. 1849, , , Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2005 
    Family ID F25551  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Jane,   b. 1819, , , Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Walter Mulford,   b. 1861, , , Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2005 
    Family ID F25552  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Aug 1802 - Clermont, Clermont, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1840 - Sparta, Dearborn, Indiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850 - Sparta, Dearborn, Indiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Feb 1883 - Sparta, Dearborn, Indiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Mar 1883 - South Sparta Church Cemetery, Moores Hill, Dearborn, Indiana Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Benjamin Mulford Headstone
    Benjamin Mulford Headstone

  • 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, son of Daniel and Mary Mulford was born August 17, 1802 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S889] Indiana, Dearborn, Sparta - 1840 - Federal Census, Indiana, Dearborn, Sparta, (www.ancestry.com), Benj. Mulford, 30 - 40 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S888] Indiana, Dearborn, Sparta - 1850 - Federal Census, Indiana, Dearborn, Sparta, (www.ancestry.com), Benjamin Mulford, 48, Farmer, Real Estate Value $2500, born in Ohio (Reliability: 3).

    4. [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), Daniel Mulford and Mary Jelly were married on May 8th 1800 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S746] Ohio Vital Records - 1750 - 1880s - FTM, Family Tree Maker - Broderbund, (Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Learning Company - Broderbund, 2000).

    6. [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, son of Daniel and Mary Mulford, was married September 7, 1828. (Reliability: 3).