Summary of a message of 6 Jan 2001 on the Roots Web Message Boards [Abel Roland Benjamin] by JoElaine notes her descent from Mary Katherine Hepp Brown d/o Mary Ellen Benjamin Hepp, d/o Francis Marion Benjamin, s/o Abel Roland Benjamin, b. 1824, Ross Co., OH. Abel Roland Benjamin moved to White Co., IN as a child, after the death of his father, with his uncle, Isaac DAvis, brother of Abel's mother. JoElaine believes his parents were Jonathon Benjamin & Elizabeth Davis.
A submission to LDS Ancestral File notes Abel Roland Benjamin (ARB) s/o Johathan Benjamin and Elizabeth Barnes, b. 2 Nov 1824 and d. 16 May 1863 & m. Mary Conwell, 11 Dec 1845 in White Co.
Who was Isaac Davis? Perhaps he was the s/o Abel & Mary Davis. Isaac DAvis, b. 2 Jan 1804 was brother of John Davis [1800-1882]who arrived in White Co. in 1835 from Champaign Co., OH.
A History of White Co., IN indicates that Isaac (son of Abel Davis) & Mary (Phillips) Davis arrived White Co in 1833.
I am not aware of an Elizabeth Davis as d/o Abel DAvis. Although a first marriage may have been to a Barnes. It is equally possible that Abel R. Benjamin may have been named for Abel Davis.
If any reader recognizes Abel R. Benjamin please contact me. Click on my name fro my e-mail address. Thanks.
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