To my beloved family members…on Mom’s side there is a Mary Benton born in 1815 in Connecticut that married Daniel Brown born 1809 New York. They married April 25th 1833 . This is the grave of her brother (a great great great uncle to us all) who is buried in Arlington Cemetary and died in the Civil War at or near “the seige of Petersburg” the same site that my Brother in Law Kevin and my sister Maureen took me to see just this past year.
The family chain is as goes…Mary Benton Brown to John Benton Brown to William McCombs Brown to Edward Congdon Brown to Mommy…Rena May Brown Spellacy… to Us.
Here is the history of his unit in the Civil War. Look for “14th NY Heavy Artillery, Company E”
And here is a picture of his grave in Arlington Cemetary
His sister Mary Benton Brown was our Great Great Great Great Grandmother.
She married Daniel Brown and Mary Benton had two children…Emily Benton (Brown) Rice (dob 1845 Ohio) and John Benton Brown(dob 1837 Ohio)
**Mary Benton was the daughter of John Benton born 1777 and Polly Cheney Upson Born 1782 Connecticut
**Polly Cheney Upson was the daughter of Asa Upson
**Asa Upson was the son of Freeman Upson.
then click on “Asa Upson”…then click on “Thomas Upson” and you’ll end up at some pictures of the Lee Family of Virgina.
My what a tangle.
And this is what my ancestors WANTED known…. I can only imagine who’s hiding in the kitchen with Dinah??
Whoa Cheney’s and Indian Fighters…am I ready for this wild ride!!!