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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Benoni Harris - just the facts

Benoni Harris Abt 1792 -

Benoni Harris was born about 1792 probably in Conquest, Cayuga, New York. His parents are unknown. He married Thankful Miles about 1816. They had five children. Benoni’s death date is unknown.


  1. I believe he died in 1845. I have a photocopy of his tombstone that was given to me at the History Room of the Sycamore Library in Illinois. I am related to his son Benjamin, through his son Lord Melbourne, and his son, Ulysses Melbourne, etc.

  2. I've found a book on Benoni Harris that is available - either through a library or you may purchase a copy. Here's the link: http://openlibrary.org/books/OL11696716M/Benoni_Harris_Sr._(1761-1845)_Revolutionary_Soldier_of_Massachusetts_Methodist_Preacher_of_New_York_Illinois

    It has some great stories - and much information. Research notes are included.


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