03 May 2013

Amos Benton: Peace to His Ashes

The remains of Amos Benton, Esq., were escorted to Rose Hill Cemetery, yesterday, by a portion of the officers and members of Macon Masonic Lodge, Companies B, Floyd Rifles and Macon Volunteers, and a large concourse of citizens. He had resided in this city for many years, and was suddenly stricken down while in his country's service as a member of the Bibb Cavalry. Peace to his ashes." [Macon Telegraph (Georgia), 22 January 1862, pg. 1]

Photo by James Allen

Amos was the father of Clarissa Benton Jessop and Mary Benton Findlay, both before mentioned on this blog.

Amos Benton was born in Connecticut according to the 1860 Bibb County, Georgia federal census. He is also mentioned in Volume 1 of Families of Early Guilford, Connecticut as a son of Ambrose Benton and Mary Evarts. Amos married Ann Beall Owens 10 February 1831, and they had the following children: William Augustus (b. 1837), Mary Ann (b. 1839), Julietta (b. 1844), Ellen Louisa (b. 1846), and Clarissa Augusta (b. 1852).

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