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Benjamin Franklin McLemore

Male 1845 - 1923  (77 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Franklin McLemore  [1, 2, 3
    Born 16 Jun 1845  Lee County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Apr 1923  Wise County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Wise County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Colby Fugate McLemore writes that Benjamin F. McLemore, son of Hiram, was born June 16, 1845 in Lee County, Virginia, where his parents lived a few months after his birth, moving into the mountains of Kentucky.  The 1850 census instead shows his place of birth as Tennesse, and later records place it in Kentucky.

      He notes that he was a Civil War veteran, and received a flesh wound to the temple during a battle. When he first placed his hand on his temple after the mini-ball creased it, he thought he had received a shot through the brains.

      Colby McLemore also cites a manuscript of confederate records in the Archives Division of the Virginia State Library which state: "Benjamin Franklin McLemore was a private in Co. G, Third Regiment, Kempers's Brigade--The Rough and Ready Guards (Southhampton County) - commanded by Captains Richard P. Clements, Henry S. Howard, John W. Harrison, Nathaniel T. Francis, enlisting in 1861 and served four years." It appears that this record is being cited erroneously, as it more likely pertains to the Benjamin Franklin McLemore who was a resident of Southhampton County, Virginia...the son of James McLemore and Martha Barkley and husband of Rosa Westbrook. This other Benjamin Franklin McLemore was six years older than Benjamin, the son of Hiram.

      Benjamin was said to have had the nicest team of black horses and surry in the county, keeping the harness highly polished and taking great pride and care of his team. Dressed in black with a tall black hat, neighbor Marshall Walker (Wrady) Vicars, Sr. said he "cut quite a figure."
    • (Research):
      Census Listings:

      1880 Census
      Virginia, Wise County, Gladeville
      FHL Film 1255394  NA Film Number T9-1394
      Page Number 274B

      Benjamin F. McSeamore Self M Male W 35 Va Farmer Ky Va
      Caroline McSeamore Wife M Female W 37 Va Keeping House Va Va
      William J. McSeamore Son S Male W 10 Va Va Va
      Robert L. McSeamore Son S Male W Va Va Va
      Sarah Jane McSeamore Dau Female W 2 Va Va Va

      1900 Census
      Virginia, Wise County, Gladeville Magisterial District
      Enumerated 25 June 1900
      SD 9 ED 123 Sheet 16B
      276-290
      McLemore, Benjamin F Hd W M Jun 1865 54 M 31 Va
      McLemore, Caroline D Wife W F Oct 1843 56 M 31 8/6 Va
      McLemore, Robert L Son W M Feb 1876 24 S Va Va Va Farmer
      McLemore, Sarah J Dtr W F May 1878 22  S Va Va Va
      McLemore, Martha E Dtr W F Oct 1880 19 S Va Va Va Teacher
      McLemore, James M Son W M Sept 1883 16 S Va Va Va
      McLemore, Litsy S Dtr W F Oct 1888 11 S Va Va Va
      HH 277-291
      Floyd and Ester DALE
    Person ID I29153  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2016 

    Father Hiram Y. McLemore,   b. Between 1817 and 1820, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Margaret Fairchild,   b. Abt 1828, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F9407  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Caroline Virginia Dale,   b. Oct 1843, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Wise County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 28 Jan 1869  Wise County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Colby Fugate McLemore writes that a marriage license was issued in Wise County, Virginia, January 26, 1869, to Benjamin F. McLemore and Caroline Virginia Dale and signed by George W. Kilgore, Clerk. The age of husband was 25 years; age of wife 25 years, place of husband's birth-Lee County, Virginia; place of wife's birth--Russell County, Virginia, place of husband's residence-Perry County, Kentucky; place of wife's residence-Wise, Virginia; husband's parents-Hiram Y. and Margaret McLemore; wife's parents-Hardin and Anne E. Dale. Minister's Return of Marriage:" I certifiy that on the 28 of January 1869 at the home of Hardin Dale, I united the above named and described parties, under the authority of the annexed license--signed Ira Gilliam."
    Children 
     1. William Jessee McLemore,   b. Apr 1870, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. John R. McLemore,   b. Abt 1872, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1876, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 4 years)
     3. Julia Ann McLemore,   b. Abt 1874, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1876, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 2 years)
     4. Robert E. Lee McLemore,   b. Feb 1876, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1964, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years)
     5. Sarah Jane McLemore,   b. May 1878, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1957  (Age ~ 78 years)
     6. Martha Ellen McLemore,   b. Oct 1880, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1982  (Age ~ 101 years)
     7. James Monroe McLemore,   b. 19 Sep 1883, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1969, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     8. Litsy Selina McLemore,   b. Oct 1888, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1992  (Age ~ 103 years)
    Last Modified 17 Sep 2014 
    Family ID F9408  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Jun 1845 - Lee County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Jan 1869 - Wise County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Apr 1923 - Wise County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Wise County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S587] McLemore, Colby Fugate, Sr. "The McLemore Family History" (Unpublished Typescript, November 16, 1985).

    2. [S144] 1850 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005, (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Seventh Census of the United States, 1850. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850. M432, 1,009 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1850 United States Federal Census, the Seventh Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, age as of the census day, sex, color; birthplace, occupation of males over age fifteen, and more. No relationships were shown between members of a household. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1850 Federal Census.), Kentucky, Perry County, District No. 1 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S98] 1860 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004., (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860. M653, 1,438 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1860 United States Federal Census, the Eighth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, age as of the census day, sex, color; birthplace, occupation of males over age fifteen, and more. No relationships were shown between members of a household. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1860 Federal Census.), Kentucky, Perry County, First District, P.O. Hazard
      Enumerated 3 July 1860
      Page 53
      342-340 (Reliability: 3).