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Elizabeth BENSON
Husband:  John BENSLEY
Birth:  ca. 1820, Sunbury Twp., Delaware Co., OH
Death:  aft. 1880 census
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  James BENSLEY
Mother:  Catharine POPE
Marriage:  24 Feb 1842, Delaware Co., OH
Wife:  Elizabeth BENSON
Birth:  1822/3, Fabius, Onondaga Co., NY
Death:  aft. 1880 census
Occupation:  homemaker
Brother:  Didymus BENSON (1818-1890)
Father:  Silas BENSON (1796-1886)
Mother:  Sophia Olive FULLER (1800-1854)
born in OH, either in Delaware Co., OH, or Morrow Co., OH:
1.  George Orsin/Orsen [Orrison] BENSLEY, b. 1842
2.  James H. BENSLEY, b. 1845-48
3.  Silas BENSLEY, b. 1849

born in OH, either in Morrow Co., OH, or Marion Co., OH:
4.  Lorenzo BENSLEY, b. 1852/3
5.  Lorinda BENSLEY, b. 1852/3
6.  Amanda BENSLEY, b. 1855/6
7.  [Uriah?] John E. BENSLEY, b. 1858; m. Mary __?__
8.  Didymus BENSLEY, b. 1860/1

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1a.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org):
Spouse: Elizabeth BENSON
Marriage: 24 Feb 1842, Delaware, Ohio
Source: Marriage Records, 1835-1951. Ohio. Probate Court (Delaware County).

1b.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  AF - Ancestral File (online at FamilySearch.org):
Birth: 1822, Fabius, Onondaga, NY
Marriage: 24 Feb 1842, Delaware Co., OH
Spouse: Elizabeth BENSON
Birth: 1827, Fabius, Onondaga, NY
Father: Silas BENSON (1796-1886); Mother: Sophia Olive FULLER (1800-1854)

2.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #7 of 34):  Westfield Twp., Morrow Co., OH, p. 4A, 49/49, enumerated 18 Jul 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
John Bensley 28 M   Farmer   O
Elizabeth " 27 F       NY
George    "  8 M       O
J H       "  4 M       "
Silas     "  1 M       "
Listed two households from John's father, James BENSLEY, who is next to Elizabeth's brother, Didynus (sic) BENSON (æ 31, b. NY, wife Amy).

3.  1860 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #2 of 6):  Waldo P.O., Village of Waldo, [Waldo Twp.,] Marion Co., OH, Roll 1006, p. 411B, PN 98, 704/704, enumerated 10 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):º
John Bensley 40 M   Blacksmith   200 Ohio
Elizabeth " 40 F         N York
Orsin     " 17 M   Farm laborer     Ohio
James     " 12 M         Do
Silas     " 10 M         Do
Lorenzo   "  7 M         Do
Lorinda   "  7 F         Do
Amanda    "  4 F         Do
Uriah     "  1 M         Do
Listed next to John's brother, Israel BENSLEY, and his family, who are sharing a domicile with their parents, James & Catharine (POPE) BENSLEY.

4.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #25 of 27 indexed "Binsley"):  Waldo P.O., Village of Waldo, Marion Co., OH, Roll M593_1240, p. 212A, PN 5, 36/40, enumerated 8 June 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Bensley John 50 M W Carpenter   100 Ohio
_______ Elizabeth 50 F W Keeping House     New York
_______ James H 25 M W Day Laborer     Ohio
_______ Silas 22 M W Day Laborer     "
_______ Lorenzo 18 M W Day Laborer     "
_______ Lorinda 18 F W       "
_______ John E 13 M W       "
_______ Dydamus  9 M W       "
David Mary A 19 F W House Keeper     "
Who is John E?  Was he Uriah in 1860?  Dydamus is a phonetic mis-spelling of the Scriptural name, Didymus (he's obviously named for his uncle, Didymus BENSON).  Listed three households from John's parents, James & Catharine (POPE) BENSLEY.

5.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #16 of 22):  Waldo Twp., Marion Co., OH, Roll T9_1046, p. 128B, PN 16, SD 5, ED 95, enumerated __ Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 11 13 14 24 25 26
97 97 Bensley John W M 62   /   Carpenter   OH PA VA
    _______ Elizabeth W F 62 Wife /   Keeping House   NY NY NY
    Bensley Silas W M 32 Son   D Laboring 6 OH OH NY
Listed next to John BENSLY, Jr. (æ 22, b. OH, wife Mary).

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