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Benjamin Firestone1

Male
b. 19 November 1831, d. 8 May 1904


Father Peter Firestone1 b. 2 June 1797, d. 13 May 1853
Mother Sally Ann Allen1 b. 26 July 1808, d. 6 February 1885
Pop-up Pedigree

Family 1 Lydia Unknown b. circa 1838, d. circa 1862
Marriage* circa 1857  Columbiana Co., OH, Principal=Lydia Unknown3 
Children  1. John A. Firestone b. c 1857
  2. Aamuliss Firestone b. May 1860

Family 2 Catherine A. Flickinger b. 13 May 1838
Marriage* 29 October 1863  Columbiana Co., OH, Principal=Catherine A. Flickinger4,1 
Children  1. Elmer Sylvanus Firestone b. 29 Aug 1864, d. 21 Oct 1925
  2. Harvey Samuel Firestone b. 20 Dec 1868, d. 7 Feb 1938
  3. Robert James Firestone b. 21 Jun 1873, d. 1 Sep 1930

Note*   Benjamin took over his parent's house and farm at age 22 by direction of his mother after his father's estate was settled. On this 148 acre farm he raised primarily sheep. Benjamin and Catherine were members of the Columbiana Grace Church. He was an elder of that church.1 
Birth* 19 November 1831  Fairfield Twp., Columbiana Co., OH1 
Census* 1850  1850 Federal Census, Ohio, Columbiana County, Fairfield Township, Series: M432, Roll: 669, Page: 80A, October 5
(enumerated with father, Peter Firestone)
04, 377, 378, Firestone, Benjamin, 18, M, Farmer, , , Ohio, , 1, ,2 
Marriage* circa 1857  Columbiana Co., OH, Principal=Lydia Unknown3 
Census 1860  1860 Federal Census, Ohio, Columbiana County, Fairfield Township, Series: M653, Roll: 949, Page: 345B, July 10
04, 1142, 1135, Firestone, B, 29, M, , Farmer, 4720, , Ohio, , , , ,
05, 1142, 1135, Firestone, Lydia, 24, F, , , , , Ohio, , , , ,
06, 1142, 1135, Firestone, John A, 2, M, , , , , Ohio, , , , ,
07, 1142, 1135, Firestone, Aamuliss, 2/12, F, , , , , Ohio, , , , ,3 
Marriage* 29 October 1863  Columbiana Co., OH, Principal=Catherine A. Flickinger4,1 
Census 1870  1870 Federal Census, Ohio, Columbiana County, Fairfield Township, Series: M593, Roll: 1183, Page: 108B, July 23
36, 572, 586, Firestone, Benjamin, 39, M, W, Farmer, 11360, 2400, Ohio, , , , , , , , , 1,
37, 572, 586, Firestone, A Catherine, 32, F, W, Keeping House, , , Ohio, , , , , , , , , ,
38, 572, 586, Firestone, E Sylvanus, 6, M, W, Keeping House, , , Ohio, , , , , 1, , , , ,
39, 572, 586, Firestone, H Samuel, 2, M, W, Keeping House, , , Ohio, , , , , , , , , ,4 
Census 1880  1880 Federal Census, Ohio, Columbiana County, Fairfield Township, ED: 47, Series: T9, Roll: 1001, Page: 331B, June 2
15, 34, 34, Firestone, Benj, W, M, 48, , , , 1, , , Farmer, , , , , , , , , , , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio
16, 34, 34, Firestone, Catherine, W, F, 41, , Wife, , 1, , , Keeping House, , , , , , , , , , , Ohio, Penn, Penn
17, 34, 34, Firestone, Elmer S, W, M, 15, , Son, 1, , , , Student, , , , , , , , 1, , , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio
18, 34, 34, Firestone, Harvey S, W, M, 11, , Son, 1, , , , At Home, , , , , , , , 1, , , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio
19, 34, 34, Firestone, Robert J, W, M, 7, , Son, 1, , , , At Home, , , , , , , , 1, , , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio5 
Census 1900  1900 Federal Census, Ohio, Columbiana County, Fairfield Township, ED: 5, Series: T623, Roll: 1248, Page: 122A, June 21
Sheet 20A
44, 325, 328, Firestone, Benjamin, Head, W, M, Nov 1831, 68, M, 37, , , Ohio, Maryland, Ohio, , , , Farmer, 0, , Yes, Yes, Yes, O, F, F, 194
45, 325, 328, Firestone, Catherine, Wife, W, F, May 1838, 62, M, 37, 3, 3, Ohio, Maryland, Maryland, , , , , , , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,
46, 325, 328, Firestone, Elmer S, Son, W, M, Aug 1863, 36, M, 12, , , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, , , , Farm Laborer, 0, , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,
47, 325, 328, Firestone, Catherine A, Grand Daughter, W, F, Feb 1891, 9, S, , , , Nebraska, Ohio, Michigan, , , , , , 9, Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,
48, 325, 328, Firestone, Abraham L, Grand Son, W, M, Aug 1895, 4, S, , , , Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, , , , , , , , , , , , ,
49, 325, 328, Firestone, Clinton D, Grand Son, W, M, July 1896, 3, S, , , , Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, , , , , , , , , , , , ,
50, 325, 328, Wagner, Elta E, Servant, W, F, Nov 1880, 19, S, , , , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, , , , Servant, 0, , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,6 
Death* 8 May 1904  Columbiana Co., OH1 
Death after 8 May 1904  Columbiana Cemetery, Fairfield Twp., Columbiana Co., OH1 
News/Obit* 12 May 1904  Obituary for Benjamin Firestone appeared in the Palestine Reveille (East Palestine, OH), 12 May 1904 on page 153, on file at the Columbiana Co., Genealogy Society. 

Citations
  1. [S85] Firestone Genealogy - 1957, George Ely Russell.
  2. [S4] 1850 U.S. Federal Census , 1850 U.S. Federal Census.
  3. [S46] 1860 U.S. Federal Census , 1860 U.S. Federal Census.
  4. [S71] 1870 U.S. Federal Census , 1870 U.S. Federal Census.
  5. [S100] 1880 U.S. Federal Census , 1880 U.S. Federal Census.
  6. [S246] 1900 U.S. Federal Census , 1900 U.S. Federal Census.


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