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Re: Benona [aka Benoni] Colvin or Heenan [aka Hanan] Colvin
Posted by: Carol Page Tilson (ID *****2353) Date: April 29, 2008 at 08:51:17
In Reply to: Benona Colvin or Heenan Colvin by James Colvin of 1714

Just to correct the record, Benoni/Benani/Benona Colvin did NOT die in 1879. He was listed among children and grandchildren mentioned in the 6 Jan 1885 will of his mother who died 1 Mar 1886 [Erie Co., NY, Estate of Mary Colvin, Surrogate Court File 4179, dated 1886]. According to the Illinois Statewide Death Certificate Index, Benoni died in 1897.

Census listings:

1850 Census, Black Rock, Erie Co., NY, p. 264A, Dwelling #1317, Family #1431, enumerated 6 Aug 1850:

Hanan Colvin, 45, Farmer, $7000 real estate, RI
--- Mary, 41, Pennsylvania
--- Elizabeth, 22, NY
--- Benani, 17, NY, Attended School
--- Mary, 14, NY, Attended School
--- Andrew, 8, NY, Attended School
--- William, 6, NY, Attended School
--- Winfield, 4, NY, Attended School
--- Abigail, 1, NY
Henry Post, 30, Laborer, Prusia [sic]

Note: In 1853 the City of Buffalo annexed the town of Black Rock.
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1860 Census, 12th Ward, Buffalo City, North Buffalo P.O., Erie Co., NY, p. 172B, Dwelling #488, Family #526, enumerated 25 Jun 1860:

Benoni Colvin, 26, Farmer, $1000 real estate, $250 pers estate, NY
--- Mary, 25, Wife, Mecklenburg
--- Hanan, 3, NY
--- Adam, 1, NY
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1870 Census, Third Ward, Freeport, Freeport P.O., Stephenson Co., IL, p. 131A, Dwelling #77, Family #85, enumerated 5 Jul 1870:

Collins [sic], Benona [sic], Boarding House, $4000 real estate, $300 pers estate, New York
--- Mary, 36, Keeps House, Wurtemburg [both parents foreign born]
--- Hanan, 13, New York [mother foreign born], Attended School
--- Louisa, 9, New York [mother foreign born], Attended School
--- Salena, 7, Illinois [mother foreign born], Attended School
--- William, 5, Illinois [mother foreign born]
--- Amanda, 9/12, Illinois [mother foreign born], b. Sept.
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1880 Census, Third Ward, City of Freeport, Stephenson Co., IL, E.D. #175, p.p. 109D-110A, Dwelling #159, Family #165, enumerated 4 Jun 1880:

Colvin, Benoni, 46, Keeping Saloon, b. New York, f/b RI, m/b Penn
--- Mary, 45, Wife, Keeping House, b. Mecklenburg, f/b Mecklenburg, m/b Mecklenburg
--- Salina, 17, Daughter, b. Illinois, f/b NY, m/b Mecklenburg
--- William, 14, Son, Attended School, b. Illinois, f/b NY, m/b Mecklenburg
--- Amanda, 10, Daughter, Attended School, b. Illinois, f/b NY, m/b Mecklenburg
--- Edward, 8, Son, Attended School, b. Illinois, f/b NY, m/b Mecklenburg
--- Mary, 4, Daughter, b. Illinois, f/b NY, m/b Mecklenburg
--- Arthur, 9/12, b. Aug, Son, b. Illinois, f/b NY, m/b Mecklenburg
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From Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916:

COLVIN, BENONI d. 11/13/1897, FREEPORT, 63 YR, Vol. B, p. 3603, STEPHENSON

CALVIN, MARY d. 1893-02-07, FREEPORT, 58 YR, Vol. A, p. 2429
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