21. Benjamin3 Opdyke (Richard2, Joshua1)(3957) was born Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ 1795. Benjamin died 1839 in Logansport, Cass Co, IN, at 44 years of age.

He married Elizabeth Ent 1816. Amelia was born in Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey 1794. (Additional notes for Elizabeth Ent(3958)) Amelia died 1886 in Bridgeton Twp, Bucks Co, PA, at 92 years of age. After his father's death, Benjamin gathered what little money he had, removed to Bridgeton, Bucks Co., Pa.; and then, in 1838, went to Indiana to see the country, bought 80 acres near Logansport and purposed moving his family thither, but was taken sick, died suddenly and was buried there. He was six feet tall, and a man of good abilities. (The Op Dyck Genealogy at GenealogyLibrary.com)

Benjamin Opdyke and Elizabeth Ent had the following children:

child 52 i. Jane4 Opdyke(3959) was born in Barbertown, Hunterdon Co, NJ 1818. She married William Ruyon. William was born about 1818. (Additional notes for William Ruyon(3960)) (See William Ruyon for the continuation of this line.)

child 53 ii. Hester Ann Opdyke(3961) was born in Barbertown, Hunterdon Co, NJ August 1819. Hester died 1910 Sandy Ridge, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 90 years of age. Buried at Sandy Ridge Cemetery She married Charles Wilson Godown in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, March 29, 1847.

Major was born Delaware Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ November 22, 1824. The 1900 census (page 211a) list his birthday as Nov. 1824 Major(3962) was the son of Jacob Godown and Evelyn Ann Coryell.

Major died October 12, 1904 Sandy Ridge, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 79 years of age. Buried at Sandy Ridge Cemetery (See Charles Wilson Godown for the continuation of this line.) In the Lambert Twp 1905 NJ Census page 14, Hester is living with a Charles, Jonathan, Lillian, and Leon Godown.

child 54 iii. John Cavanaugh Opdyke(3963) was born in Barbertown, Hunterdon Co, NJ 1820. He married Ann M Snyder. (Additional notes for Ann M Snyder(3964)) Lived in Kingwood N.J. and was a Mason

child 55 iv. William L Opdyke(3965) was born in Barbertown, Hunterdon Co, NJ 1823. William died 1847 in Dutch Neck, Mercer Co, NJ, at 24 years of age. He married Gertrude Conover. (Additional notes for Gertrude Conover(3966)) Lived in DutchNeck N.J.

child 56 v. Grace Elizabeth Opdyke(3967) was born in Barbertown, Hunterdon Co, NJ 1825. Grace died 1879 at 54 years of age. She married Wilson Bray Everitt Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, December 30, 1848. Wilson was born Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ September 14, 1825. Wilson was the son of Daniel Everitt and Anna Holdron.

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