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Benjamin Franklin Ferree

"Remember that we, too, are the ancestors of those yet unborn and we should seek to leave for them a heritage of which they can be proud as we are of that which our forebears bequeathed to us." -Unknown

Benjamin Franklin Ferree
 
Quick Facts
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  • Born: 1839
  • Died: October 12, 1912
  • Parents: George Ferree & Mary Linn
  • Married: Martha Kennedy
  • Six Children
  • Sixth Generation Ferree Descendant on Daniel Ferree&Anna Maria Leninger Line
  • Civil War Veteran
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1839, on the Ferree estate that his father, George, had inherited from his father. Benjamin attended the public schools in Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Academy, later learning the carpentry trade. He combined this with contracting business and also engaged in farming. In August 1862, he enlisted as a Private in the Civil War Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Company G, 136th Regiment, saw action in the Virginia campaign, and mustered out May 29, 1863. For more information on the 136th "PVI Veterans Reunion 1911"
receipt
 
Camp near Bell Plains, VA
December 30th/62
 
Received of Franklin B. Ferree of my company one purse containing sixteen dollars belonging to Thomas A. Parvess who was killed in the battle of Fredericksburg also one (?) of a young lady.
 
   
Capt. Corwndy(?) Per Earle Strahley (?)

 

  pension  
 
NARA Civil War Pension Index Card
 

Benjamin Franklin Ferree married Martha Kennedy in 1871. They became the parents of six children: Lizzie Leone (1873), Mona Elizabeth (1875), McDonough J. (1877), Edna G. (1879), Delmont K. ((1888), Melvin C. (1893). He passed away on October 12, 1912, just four days before the death of his only brother.

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Pittsburgh Newspaper 1912
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Sources: "A Century and A Half of Pittsburgh and Her People Vol. IV" by John Newton Boucher ; "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion Compiled and Arranged from Official Records of the Federal and Confederate Armies" by Frederick H. Dyer; "History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers 1861-1865" by Samuel P. Bates; "NARA Civil War Pension Index:General Index to Pension Files 1861-1934"; National Park Service "U.S. Civil War Soldiers 1861-1865"; U.S. Census Records; Personal files of Ed Rech.