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James BENSLEY
Catharine POPE
Husband:  James BENSLEY
Birth:  21 Oct 1791, PA
Death:  Apr 1878
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  John BENSLEY (1766-1853), s/o Johann Adam BENTZLE (1721/2- ) of Kleinsteinbach, Baden-Wuerttemberg
Mother:  Mary WILSON (1770-1856)
Marriage:  11 Oct 1816, Washington Co., OH
Wife:  Catharine POPE
Birth:  Aug 1791, PA
Death:  Sep 1878
Occupation:  homemaker
Children born in Sunbury Twp., Delaware Co., OH:
1.  William BENSLEY, b. 14 Jul 1817
2.  John BENSLEY, b. ca. 1820 
3.  Theodore BENSLEY, b. 1824/5 
4.  Israel BENSLEY, b. ca. 10 Apr 1831 
5.  George BENSLEY, b. 1832
6.  Margaret BENSLEY, b. 1837/8

Said to be their son, but he is not in our subjects' household in the 1840 or 1850 censuses:
Fredrick BENSLEY, b. 26 Jun 1825, Delaware Co., OH
Also, in the 1880 census of Marion Co., OH, he gives his father as b. NY and mother as b. Germany, which, if true, means he is not related to our subject.

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; FRG, Germany, DEU, Deutschland, Baden-Württemberg; USA, US, United States, Ohio, Pennsylvania

Sources:

1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
James BENSLEY
Birth: 21 Oct 1791, Pennsylvania
Father: John BENSLEY; Mother: Mary WILSON
Source: patron submission

2.  1820 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #8 of 9 indexed "Bensley"; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1820 OH Delaware Co. Sunbury Twp. Roll M33_89 p. 222 Ln. 19 James Bensly 200010-00010-0-100
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 9 or under 1810-1820 = John (b. 1819/20)
= William (b. 1817)
1 male 26-44 1775-1794 = James (b. 1791)
1 female 26-44 1775-1794 = Catharine (b. 1791)
1 person engaged in agriculture

3.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #5 of 8; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1830 OH Delaware Co. Sunbury Twp. Roll 13 p. 109 Ln. 21 James Bensley 212 000 100 - 100 000 100
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 4 or under 1825-1830 = Israel (b. 1830)
= Son A
1 male 5-9 1820-1825 = Theodore (b. 1824/5)
2 males 10-14 1815-1820 = John (b. ca. 1820)
= William (b. 1817)
1 male 40-49 1780-1790 = James (b. 1791)
1 female 4 or under 1825-1830 = Margaret (b. 1828/9)
1 female 40-49 1780-1790 = Catharine (b. 1791) 

4.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #9-10 of 16; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 OH Delaware [now Morrow] Co. Westfield Twp. Roll 391 pp. 222B-223A Ln. 4 James Benslay 020 210 100 - 001 000 100 0301000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 5-9 1830-1835 = George (b. 1831/2)
= Israel (b. 1830)
2 males 15-19 1820-1825 = Theodore (b. 1824/5)
= John (b. ca. 1820)
1 male 20-29 1810-1820 = William (b. 1817)
1 male 40-49 1790-1800 = James (b. 1791)
1 female 10-14 1825-1830 = Margaret (b. 1828/9)
1 female 40-49 1790-1800 = Catharine (b. 1791)
3 persons employed in agriculture
1 person employed in manufactures and trades

5.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #7 of 34):  Westfield Twp., Morrow Co., OH, Roll M432_716, p. 4A, 51/51, enumerated 18 Jul 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
James Bensley 59 M   Farmer 400 Pa
Catharine " 59 F       Pa
Theodore  " 25 M   "   O
Isreal    " 20 M   "   "
George    " 18 M   "   "
Margaret  " 21 F       "
Listed next to Didymus BENSONListed two households from son, John BENSLEY

6.  1860 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #1-2 of 6):  Waldo P.O., Village of Waldo, [Waldo Twp.,] Marion Co., OH, Roll 1006, pp. 411A-411B, PN 97-98, 703/702, enumerated 10 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):º
James Bensley 66 M   Farm laborer 600 150 Penn
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Catharine " 66 F         Penn
George    " 27 M   Farm laborer     Ohio
Sharing a domicile with son, Israel BENSLEY, and his family.  Listed next to son, John BENSLEY.

7.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #24-25 of 27):  Waldo P.O., Village of Waldo, Marion Co., OH, Roll M593_1240, pp. 211B-212A, PN 4-5, 34/37, enumerated 8 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Bensley James 78 M W Farmer 400 150 Delware
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Bensley Catharine 78 F W Keeping House     Delware
Listed next to son, Israel BENSLEY, and three households from son, John BENSLEY.

7.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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