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    GEORGE H. BENHAM, farmer and stock-raiser; P. O. Conover; was born in Brown Township Feb. 12, 1855, and is a son of Richard Benham, who was born in Hamilton Co., Ohio, March 15, 1791, and was one of the patriots of the war of 1812; he was at the surrender of Gen. Hull, where he took the life of an Indian chief; in 1813, he married Mary Nutt, who was a native of Centerville, Montgomery Co., Ohio, and died about 1846; he afterward married Mrs. Abigail (Underwood) Baltzell, who was born in Shelby Co., Ohio, in 1813; they had two children; the death of Richard Benham occurred March 1, 1870. George Benham was raised on the farm of which he now owns a portion, in Sec. 3, Brown Township; in early life he received a fair education. His marriage with Millie Pence was celebrated in 1874; their children were three in number, of whom only one is now living, viz., Len Etta; Mrs. Benham is a daughter of William F. and Emmeline Pence, natives of this State.

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