Sarah Benson1,2

F, #1112, b. about 1808

Family

Horace Parmeter b. about January 1810, d. 1 October 1862
Children
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KEY EVENTS:

     Sarah may have been born about 1808 in Vermont.1 Sarah and Horace Parmeter were married on Thursday, 4 July 1833 in Shoreham, Addison County, Vermont.3
     
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NARRATIVE:

     Her son, Horace, died on 3 January 1840 at age 1.3 Sarah Benson may be one of the inhabitants enumerated in the federal census of 1 June 1840 in the household of Horace Parmeter in Boonville, Oneida County, New York.4
     Her son, Charles, died on 22 February 1842.3
     Her daughter, Sarah, died on 15 July 1849 at age 1.3 On 19 July 1850 Sarah appeared on the 1850 federal census in the household of her husband, Horace Parmeter, in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan.5
     Her daughter, Alice, died on 2 September 1850.3
     Her son, Charles, died on 13 May 1851 at age 8.3
     Her son, Philo, died on 31 August 1853 at age 18.3 On 27 June 1860 Sarah appeared on the 1860 federal census in the household of her husband, Horace Parmeter, in Kalamazoo, along with their children, Samuel and William. Their 2-year old granddaughter, Mary Alice Crane, daughter of Lucyette, also lived with them.1 Her husband, Horace Parmeter, died on 1 October 1862 in Kalamazoo.6 Upon the death of her husband, Horace Parmeter, Sarah purchased lot 17 in block A at Riverside Cemetery in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, for $8.7 In 1870 her real estate was valued at $1500.8
     On 3 June 1870 Sarah was enumerated as the head of the household in Kalamazoo, in the federal census of 1 June 1870. William H. Parmeter and Mary Alice Crane also lived there at the time of the enumeration.8
Last Edited4 May 2014

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [S1601] Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925, Returns of Calhoun County, 1905, volume 1: page 302, record 479, microfilm no. 2342672, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Cited from http://www.familysearch.org.
  3. [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.
  4. [S557] Horace Parmeter household, 1840 U.S. Census, Boonville, Oneida County, New York, page 256, National Archives and Records Administration micropublication M704, roll 314.
  5. [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.
  6. [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.
  7. [S216] Kalamazoo, Michigan, Account Book Maintained by a Blacksmith, 1851-1862, including interments in Kalamazoo Township Cemetery; microfilm 0932044, item 3, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Account Book Maintained by a Blacksmith.
  8. [S461] Sarah Parmeter household, 1870 U.S. census, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, population schedule, Kalamazoo, page 16, dwelling 135, family 129, National Archives and Records Administration micropublication M593, roll 680.