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The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883.
page 690, Salem Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"BENJAMIN G. SEVERANCE was born in Boone County, Kentucky, July 9, 1829. His parents, ELISHA and ELIZABETH (GANSON) SEVERANCE, were natives of Massachusetts and New York. The family moved to Decatur County, Indiana, when our subject was but a child, and when he was about fifteen both parents died, and a year later his only brother. December 2, 1852, he married MISS SURRILDA J. ENSLEY, of Shelby County, Indiana, who was born October 26, 1831. To this union were born the following-named children: LUTHER B., born August 23, 1854; MARY E., May 2, 1856, died October 23, 1857; WILL E., born June 6, 1858, and twin sister, deceased September 6, 1858; and twin boys born May 9, 1860, died July 20, 1860; IDA A., born October 8, 1861; CORA B., April 8, 1869; and LAURA J., July 28, 1870. About 1853, MR. SEVERANCE moved to Bartholomew County, and in 1871 came to this township, and settled on 160 acres of wild land. March 25, 1873, MRS SEVERANCE died, a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. MR. SEVERANCE joined Hope Lodge, Hope, Indiana, A., F. & A. M., in 1852, and in politics he is a Republican."
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