Person:Albinia Burnham (1)

Albinia Clevern Burnham
b.17 Oct 1815 Pennsylvania
d.18 Jan 1895 Montgomery, Ohio
m. 13 Jun 1812
  1. Irena Burnham1813 - bef 1870
  2. Albinia Clevern Burnham1815 - 1895
  3. Harriet Burnham1819 - 1904
  4. John H. Burnham1821 - 1893
m. 9 Mar 1837
  1. Augustine Benham1837 - 1934
  2. Joseph Price Benham1838 - 1913
  3. Andrew S. Benham1840 - 1884
  4. Harriet Benham1844 - 1929
  5. Elizabeth Benham1847 - aft 1882
  6. Eleanor Rebecca Benham1851 - 1927
Facts and Events
Name Albinia Clevern Burnham
Gender Female
Birth[1] 17 Oct 1815 Pennsylvania
Marriage 9 Mar 1837 Montgomery, Ohio, United Statesto John Benham, Jr
Death[1] 18 Jan 1895 Montgomery, Ohio

During the early years of the Civil War, Albinia's husband died and her three sons went to war. She stayed behind and worked the fields, raising corn, potatoes, and sweet potatoes herself. Her son Joseph returned to live with her after the war, and by 1871, she was postmistress at Centerville. She remained postmistress for over 10 years, and she continued to live with Joseph, who ran a grocery store in town.[1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The History of Montgomery County, Ohio: containing a history of the county; its townships, cities, towns, schools, churches, etc., general and local statistics; portraits of early settlers and prominent men; history of the Northwest Territory; history of Ohio; map of Montgomery County... etc. (Chicago [Illinois]: W.H. Beers, 1882), p. 260.

    From biography of son J.P.: "Albina Benham, born October 17, 1815, in Pennsylvania, came with her parents to Greene County, Ohio, March, 1820 ; moved from Greene to Warren County, Ohio, March, 1825 ; then from Warren to Montgomery County, Ohio, in March, 1827. Married, March 9, 1837, to John Benham, Jr.;..."

  2.   Montgomery, Ohio, United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule, p. 260.

    J. P. Benham 41 OH, par OH; grocer; Albina 64 PA (mother) keeping house, parents b. PA; Hattie M. 35 OH (sister); Hattie L. 4 OH (niece).

  3.   Photo of gravestone, in Find A Grave, Albinia Clevern Burnham Benham.