- Amanuensis Monday: The Bible Record of Hannah Ford Benjamin-Part 1
- Amanuensis Monday: The Bible Record of Hannah Ford Benjamin- Part 2
- Amanuensis Monday: The Bible Record of Hannah Ford Benjamin- Part 3
- Amanuensis Monday: The Bible Record of Hannah Ford Benjamin- Part 4
Benton L. Hatch [born] 6-4-1869 [Son of James P. Hatch and Arestine P. Benjamin; brother of possible third owner of bible, Orletta M. Hatch Foreman. Died 06 Dec 1953, buried in Newton, IA.]
Charles E. Hatch [born] 4-2-1867 [Son of James P. Hatch and Arestine P. Benjamin; brother of possible second owner of bible, Arestine P. Benjamin, and Orletta M. Hatch Foreman (third owner). Never married. Died 23 Mar 1937, buried in Newton, IA.]
James P. Hatch [born] 1-6-1845 [Son of Alva Hatch and Eleanor Eliza McCumsey; husband of possible second owner of bible, Arestine P. Benjamin, and father of Orletta M. Hatch Foreman, possibly third owner of bible, one of his six children. Died 08 Nov 1932, in Newton, IA.]
Jasper L[ewis] Hatch [born] 7-19-1879 [Son of James P. Hatch and Arestine P. Benjamin; brother of possible third owner of bible, Orletta M. Hatch Foreman. Married May Smith in 1901 and they had two children: Ermyne Olivia Hatch and Loris Irene Hatch. In 1925 Jasper is not listed in IA census and May was living with her 2 daughters; she was listed as married. She died in 1926. Jasper married second Minnie Gertrude __ . Jasper died 03 Oct 1969, buried in Newton, IA.]
Orletta M. Hatch [born] 5-17-1887 [Daughter of James P. Hatch and Arestine P. Benjamin; possibly third owner of bible. Married Ernest A. Foreman and they had at least one child, Helen, or she was from a previous marriage of Ernest since they did not marry until sometime between 1930-1940. Letta died 15 Oct 1972.]
Roenia L. Hatch [born] 4-14-1882 [Daughter of James Polk Hatch and Arestine Pricilla Benjamin, sister of Orletta Hatch. Married Charles Chollett (1878-1912). Their children were Bernice Irene Chollett, Beulah May Chollett, Imogene Pricilla Chollett, and Maurice James Chollett. Roenia died 02 Mar 1984.]
William A. Hatch [born] 1-10-1881 [in Iowa, son of James Polk Hatch and Arestine Pricilla Benjamin. Married Grace Ethelyn Duvall (1889-1951). Brother of Orletta Hatch Foreman, who was probably third owner of bible after their mother Arestine passed it on to her. Lived in Pleasant Valley and Greeley, in Weld Co., Colorado, where he died 06 Sep 1961.]
George Hopkins [born] 2-8-1845. [Took a bit of research to determine who George was- he was the son of Mary Benjamin (1814-1895) and Leonard Hopkins (1813-?). Mary was the daughter of Phineas Rowlandson Ford (1772-1839) and Mary Benjamin (1777-1863), thus the sister of Hannah E. Ford, the original bible owner. George served in the Union Army and married Susan L. __; they had nine children. George died 18 Apr 1906.]
Hannah E. Marple [born] 12-3-1842 [in Ohio. Wife of Jonathan Felix Benjamin (1838-1913), mother of Edson V. Benjamin, William R. Benjamin, Roland E. Benjamin, William Benjamin, Emma Benjamin, and Orlin Dell Benjamin. She died 27 Mar 1900 in Jasper County, Iowa.]
Elias Scuman [born] 4-8-1842 [Unable to find any information on a person related to the family with this name/spelling, or even spellings that are close. Would be very interested in more information if anyone has it.)
More to follow next Monday!
Notes, Sources, and References:
1) “Notes on the Life and Family of JONATHAN BENJAMIN, 1738-1841,
Frontiersman and Revolutionary War Veteran” edited by Robert Benjamin Kilduff, Chicago, Illinois, 1943.
2) Ancestry.com and Find A Grave to verify and add information for most of these ancestors, especially those not closely related to me. Some of the information, such as children, should be verified.
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