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William BENSLEY
Frances BRUCE
Husband:  William BENSLEY
Birth:  24 Jul 1817, OH
Death:  22 Jun 1886, presumably in Morrow Co., OH
Disposition:  buried Westfield Cemetery, Westfield, Morrow Co., OH
Father:  James BENSLEY
Mother:  Catharine POPE
Marriage:  7 Aug 1842, Delaware Co., OH
Wife:  Frances "Fanny / Fannie" BRUCE
Birth:  24 Jan 1824, PA
Death:  15 Jul 1903, presumably in Westfield Twp., Morrow Co., OH
Disposition:  buried Westfield Cemetery, Westfield, Morrow Co., OH
Occupation:  homemaker
Parents:  born in PA
Children:
born in OH, either Delaware Co., OH, or Waldo, Marion Co., OH:
1.  John BENSLEY, b. 1844/5
2.  Mary BENSLEY, b. 1846-48
3.  Samuel BENSLEY, b. Aug 1849

born in OH, either Waldo, Marion Co., OH, or Westfield Twp., Morrow Co., OH:
4.  Clark H. BENSLEY, b. 21 Feb 1852; d. 3 Nov 1941, Westfield, Morrow Co., OH
5.  Henrietta BENSLEY, b. 1854/5
6.  Lenora BENSLEY, b. 1855/6

born in Westfield Twp., Morrow Co., OH
7.  Lillie A. BENSLEY, b. 1860/1

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Ohio, Pennsylvania

Sources:

1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
William BENSLEY
Spouse: Fanny BRUCE
Marriage: 07 Aug 1842, Delaware, Ohio
Source: Marriage Records, 1835-1951. Ohio. Probate Court (Delaware County)

2.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #15 of 24):  Waldo Town, Marion Co., OH, Roll, p. 8A, 106/106, enumerated 7 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
William Bensler 30 M   Wagon Maker 200 O
Fanny 25 F       Pa
John  5 M       O
Mary  4 F       O
Samuel 9/12 M       O
Listed two households from Andrew STROUB/STRAUB, whose son, George, married Sarah CORBIN, whose sister, Martha Ann, married William's brother, Israel BENSLEY.

3.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #4 of 36):  Westfield P.O., Westfield Twp., Morrow Co., OH, Roll M653_1017, p. 65A, PN 57, 413/413, enumerated 18 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Wm Bensley 42 M   Carpenter 250 60 Ohio
Fanny   " 36 F         Pa
Mary    " 12 F         Ohio
Samuel  " 10 M         "
Clark    "  8 M         "
Henrietta "  5 F         "
Lenora    "  4 M         "

4.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #30 of 34):  Westfield P.O., Westfield Twp., Morrow Co., OH, Roll M593_1247, p. 505B, PN 30, 236/222, enumerated 18 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Bensley William 52 M W Carpenter & Joiner 350   Ohio
_______ Fanny 46 F W Keeping House     Ohio
_______ Mary 22 F W       Ohio
_______ Samuel 20 M W Common Laborer     Ohio
_______ Clark 18 M W Common Laborer     Ohio
_______ Henrietta 15 F W       Ohio
_______ Lenora 14 F W       Ohio
_______ Lillie  9 F W       Ohio

5.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #2 of 26):  Village of Westfield, Morrow Co., OH, Roll T9_1053, p. 212B, PN 2, SD 5, ED 122, enumerated 5 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 9 10 13 14 21 24 25 26
20 21 Bensley William W M 63     / Carpenter 6   OH OH VA
    _______ Fanny W F 56 Wife   / Keeping House     PA PA PA
    _______ Lillie A W F 19 Dau /   going to School   / OH OH PA
    Brunson Frank W M  2 Boarder /         IN   OH
If William's mother was truly born in VA, then we have him connected to the wrong parents.  Listed next to son, Samuel BENSLEY (æ 30, b. OH, wife Emma).

6.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

7.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #14 of 19):  Westfield Twp., Morrow Co., OH, Roll T623_1309, p. 186B, SN 7, SD 13, ED 109, enumerated 15 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1900:  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 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 22 23 24 25 26 27
171 172 Bensley Fannie Head W F Jan 1824 76 M Wd 9 6 PA PA PA     Y Y Y O F H
    Brunson Franklin Boarder W M Feb 1878 22 S       IN IN OH Day laborer 0 Y Y Y      

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

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