Person:Aaron Van Benschoten (1)

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Aaron Van Benschoten
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Name Aaron Van Benschoten
Gender Male
Birth[1] 24 Apr 1746 Dutchess County, New York
Marriage 27 APR 1773 to Margaret Hoffman
Death[1] 18 Jan 1836 Berlin Heights, Erie, Ohio, United States
Burial[1] Berlin, Erie, Ohio, United StatesPeaks Cemetery

BIOGRAPHY: Born in Dutchess County, New York, he served the first year of the Revolutionary War under Captain Van Benschoten, his cousin; later under the command of General George Washington. Because of his passionate liking for horses, he was detailed to care for Washington's saddlehorses. For a while he was in the Honor Corps and served as George Washington's bodyguard. He never received any compensation for any of his services in the war. He was, however, a land owner. Aaron, with his wife, daughter and two of his sons moved to Huron County, Ohio, in 1816. He was pensioned at the age of 86 and died at the age of 90, on 18 January 1836. The name Van Bunschoten was changed to Van Benschoten in this generation.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Aaron Van Benschoten, in Find A Grave.

    Birth: Apr. 24, 1746
    Poughkeepsie
    Dutchess County
    New York, USA

    Death: Jan. 18, 1836
    Berlin Heights
    Erie County
    Ohio, USA