M, #1111, b. about January 1810, d. 1 October 1862
|Sarah Benson b. about 1808|
|Family Background||Grant - Klinger Ancestry and Allied Families|
KEY EVENTS:At least one document indicates he may have been born about January 1810. military pension record.2 Horace and Sarah Benson were married on Thursday, 4 July 1833 in Shoreham, Addison County, Vermont.2 Horace died on Wednesday, 1 October 1862 in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan.3 He was buried on 3 October 1862 at Kalamazoo Township Cemetery (now Riverside Cemetery) in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, his wife having paid $8.00 for his plot on 2 October.3
NARRATIVE:Horace may have been born about 1805 in New York.1 At least one document indicates he may have been born about 1815 in Vermont. military record.4 At least one document indicates he may have been born about 1815 in Hubbardton, Rutland County, Vermont. burial record.3
His son, Horace, died on 3 January 1840 at age 1.2 Horace may be the head of household who appeared on the federal census of 1 June 1840 in Boonville, Oneida County, New York, presumably along with Sarah Benson, Philo Parmeter, Samuel Parmeter and Lucyette Parmeter.5
His son, Charles, died on 22 February 1842.2
His daughter, Sarah, died on 15 July 1849 at age 1.2
On 19 July 1850 Horace was enumerated as the head of the household in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, in the federal census of 1 June 1850. Sarah Parmeter, Philo Parmeter, Lucyette Parmeter, Samuel Parmeter, Charles Edward Parmeter and William H. Parmeter also lived there at the time of the enumeration.1
His daughter, Alice, died on 2 September 1850.2
His son, Charles, died on 13 May 1851 at age 8.2
His son, Philo, died on 31 August 1853 at age 18.2
On 27 June 1860 Horace was enumerated as the head of the household in Kalamazoo, in the federal census of 1 June 1860. His wife, Sarah, also lived there at the time of the enumeration, along with their children, Samuel and William. Their 2-year old granddaughter, Mary Alice Crane, daughter of Lucyette, also lived with them. At the time of the census enumeration, Horace worked as a teamster. Moreover, his real estate was valued at $800 and his personal estate, $100.6 Horace Parmeter was described as 5'8" in height with brown hair, blue eyes, and a dark complexion in 1862.4 Horace enlisted in the First Light Artillery Regiment of the Illinois Volunteers, Company I in Kalamazoo, on 29 January 1862.4 Horace was mustered in on 10 February 1862 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.4 Horace reached the rank of private.4 Horace was discharged on 5 September 1862.4 The cause of his death was paralysis.3
|Last Edited||27 Aug 2016|
- [S555] Horace Parmeter household, 1850 U.S. census, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, population schedule, Kalamazoo, dwelling 530, family 544, National Archives and Records Administration micropublication M432, roll 353.
- [S1707] Horace Parmeter file; WC85827; Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Dependents of Civil War Veterans, ca. 1861- ca. 1934 (Department of Veteran Affairs: Record Group 15), p. 35.
- [S216] Kalamazoo, Michigan, Account Book Maintained by a Blacksmith, 1851-1862, including interments in Kalamazoo Township Cemetery: interment record of Horace Parmeter; microfilm 0932044, item 3, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Account Book Maintained by a Blacksmith.
- [S558] "Muster and Descriptive Roll of Battery I, First Light Artillery Unit of Illinois Volunteers", page 79, line 41; Illinois State Archives; Springfield, Illinois. Hereinafter cited as "Muster and Descriptive Roll of Battery I, 1st Light Artillery Regt., Illinois."
- [S557] Horace Parmeter household, 1840 U.S. Census, Boonville, Oneida County, New York, page 256, National Archives and Records Administration micropublication M704, roll 314.
- [S556] Horace Parmeter household, 1860 U.S. census, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, population schedule, Kalamazoo, page 70, dwelling 514, family 514, National Archives and Records Administration micropublication M653, roll 548.
- [S815] Samuel Parmeter entry, Kalamazoo County Death Registrations, Liber 4: 79, no. 12792, Kalamazoo County Clerk's Office, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Hereinafter cited as Kalamazoo County Deaths.