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Samuel Benson (1832-1889)
Born in Hillsdale Co., Mich., worked in construction at Bay City.

1883 biography. (Added Nov., 2009)

History of Bay City, Michigan (1883)


Samuel Benson was born in Hillsdale County, Mich., August 7, 1832. He remained there until he was eleven years of age, when he went with his parents to Monroe County. He resided there until 1861, attending school and working on the farm. In 1861 he enlisted in the Third Michigan Cavalry, Company K. For two years he was carrier of dispatches, and was then promoted to first sergeant, which position he held until the close of the war. He had charge of the ambulance corps, under Generals Pope and Granger. He was mustered out at San Antonio, Tex., in the Spring of 1866, and returned to Jackson, Mich., where he was discharged. He went to Monroe, and was in the employ of the Michigan Southern Railroad Company, as section boss for two years. In 1868 he came to Bay City, and was employed by the late M. H. Foster, working on the Fraser House as carpenter, and joiner. In the Summer of 1868 he entered the employ of N. B. Bradley, working one year in his salt works, and then in charge of his stables, continuing in the latter until l883, when he was compelled by ill-health to discontinue this work. He is still, however, in the employ of N. B. Bradley & Sons. Mr. Benson is a steady and hard-working man, attending closely to his business. He was married in October, 1853, to Miss Araminta Rogan, of Monroe, Mich., and has two children. His residence is on Sixteenth and Williams Streets, No. 321.

Additional Notes.

    Bensons Buried at Pine Ridge Cemetery.

  • Samuel b. Aug. 17, 1882(?), d. Aug. 19, 1889, same stone as Wynns.
  • Samuel (subject)
  • Jennie b. Mar. 16, 1858, d. Aug, 24, 1866, with Rebecca & Cora Wynn.

    1880 Census, Bay City, Mich.

  • Benson, Samuel b. 1833, Mich.
  • Benson, Amantha wife
  • Children: Charles, Albert F.

    1889 Michigan Deaths, Bay City, Mich.

  • Benson, Samuel, died 10 Aug. 1889, b. 1832, Mich., Parents: Peter & Debortha Benson.
Related Notes & Pages

Related Pages:
Bay Co. Civil War History
Pine Ridge Cemetery
People Referenced
Benson, Albert (son)
Benson, Charles (son)
Benson, Debortha (mother)
Benson, Jennie
Benson, Peter (father)
Benson, Samuel (subject)
Bradley, N.B.
Foster, M.H.
Granger, Gen.
Pope, Gen.
Rogan, Amantha (wife)
Wynn, Cora
Wynn, Rebecca
Subjects Referenced
3d MI Cav., Co. K
Bay City, MI
Civil War
Fraser House
Hillsdale Co., MI
Jackson, MI
Mich. Southern RR
Monroe Co., MI
N.B. Bradley & Sons
Pine Ridge Cemetery
San Antonio, TX
WRITINGS: History As It Was Written Then.