Benjamin McPherson

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Benjamin McPherson

Vital Statistics

Born Feb 1841, Troy Twp, Delaware Co., OH
Married 31 Jan 1867, Delaware Co., OH
Married to Angenette Arthurton
Died 9 Apr 1904, Delaware, OH
Buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Delaware, OH


Enlisted on 20 May 1861
Rank Private

Benjamin McPherson was born to Archibald and Martha McPherson in Troy Township, Delaware, Ohio[1] in February of 1841.[2] His father was a farmer. He had one brother Allen, and four sisters Sarah, Elisabeth, Susanna, and Jane.[3]

On 20 May 1861 he enlisted with Company C of the 4th Regiment OVI. On 23 May 1864 he was wounded at the battle of North Anna in Virginia, and almost a month later mustered out with the unit on 21 June 1864.[4]

On 31 January 1867, Benjamin married Angenette Arthurton in Delaware County, Ohio.[5] They had two children, Emma and Katie.[6] He was a member of the William Street Methodist Episcopal Church, joining its membership in 1873. In his life, Benjamin would work as a laborer, a blacksmith, a policeman, and as one of the Directors of the Delaware County Infirmary.[1][6][7][8] In 1890 he was living at 76 Campbell Street in Delaware.[9]

Benjamin died on 9 April 1904 in his home after four weeks with heart trouble.[1] He is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Delaware, Ohio.[10] Angenette died in 1925 and is buried with him as well.[11]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Death of Benj. M’Pherson." Delaware Semi-Weekly Gazette 12 Apr 1904. Microform. Delaware County Newspapers.
  2. 1900, Ohio, Delaware, Delaware Township. Enumeration District 28, Sheet 15. 14 June 1900. McPherson, Benjamin, Line 58. Roll 1263.
  3. 1850, Ohio, Delaware, Troy Township, Benjamin McPherson, 21 Sep 1850, Roll M432, Page 286b, Line 11.
  4. Roster Commission. Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865. Vol. II. Cincinnati: Wilstach, Baldwin & Co, 1886. Print.
  5. Benjamin Mcpherson and Angenette Arthurton, 31 Jan 1867. “Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013.” Database with images. FamilySearch. Reference 379. Roll 391396.
  6. 6.0 6.1 1870, Ohio, Delaware, Delaware, McPherson, Benj., 5 June 1870, Roll M593, Page 2, Line 20.
  7. 1860, Ohio, Delaware, The City of Delaware, Benj McPherson, 24 July 1860, Roll M653, Page 192, Line 39.
  8. 1880, Ohio, Delaware, Delaware City - First Ward. Enumeration District 117, Page 25. 17 June, 1880. McPherson, Benjamin, Line 13. Roll 1012.
  9. Postal Tablet Co. The Postal Tablet Co.’s Delaware Direcory, 1890-91-92. Delaware, OH: The Postal Tablet Co., Publishers and Printers, 1890.
  10. Davisson, Dave. Benjamin H McPherson. Find a Grave, 6 Apr 2012. Web. 26 Sep 2015.2.
  11. Angenette McPherson, 9 Jun 1925. “Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953.” Database with images. FamilySearch. Reference fn 34203. Roll 1992673.