1. Benjaman Franklin1 Sheets(4796) was born in Virginia January 5, 1842. Benjaman died December 31, 1912 in Memphis, Mo, at 70 years of age. Buried at Memphis Cemetery, Memphis, Scotland Co, MO
He married twice. He married Rebecca Ann Mitchel October 21, 1860. Rebecca was born November 9, 1838. (Additional notes for Rebecca Ann Mitchel(4797)) Rebecca died December 24, 1869 at 31 years of age. He married Harriet Lucinda Hurst in Luray, Mo, May 8, 1870. Harriet was born in Virginia October 28, 1853. Harriet died April 15, 1935 in VanBuren Co, Iowa, at 81 years of age. Buried at Memphis Cemetery, Memphis, Scotland Co, MO In the 1880 census DesMoines Twp, VanBuren Co Iowa page 518, Franklin (age 31) is living with his wife Harriett (age 26), sons Henry (age 9), Charles (age 7), daughters Etta (age 16), Ruhama? (age 4), and Ann B (age 1). Both Franklin and Harriet were born in West Virgina. He is noted as being a farmer.
In the 1900 census DesMoines Twp, VanBuren Co Iowa page 41B, Benjaman (age 58) is living with his wife Harriet (age 47), daughters Ririe? (age 24), Mary (age 6), sons Elsie (age 18) and Harlem (age 12). He is a farmer and owns his farm with a mortgage. They have been married for 30 years and have has 8 children with 7 alive at the time of the census.
Benjaman Franklin Sheets and Rebecca Ann Mitchel had the following child:
2 i. Henrietta2 Sheets(4798).
Benjaman Franklin Sheets and Harriet Lucinda Hurst had the following children:
3 ii. Henry Edgar Sheets was born in DesMoines, VanBuren Co, IA August 5, 1871. Henry died August 29, 1944 in VanBuren Co, Iowa, at 73 years of age.
4 iii. Etta Sheets(4799) was born in VanBuren Co, Iowa 1873.
+ 5 iv. Charles Wesley Sheets was born October 4, 1873.
6 v. Ruhama Ruie Sheets(4800) was born in DesMoines, VanBuren Co, IA April 2, 1876. Ruhama died July 26, 1953 in Spokane, Washington, at 77 years of age.
7 vi. Anna Belle Sheets(4801) was born in DesMoines, VanBuren Co, IA November 2, 1879. Anna died August 7, 1960 in VanBuren Co, Iowa, at 80 years of age.
+ 8 vii. Elzie Franklin Sheets was born June 30, 1881.
9 viii. Emily Elizabeth Sheets(4802) was born in VanBuren Co, Iowa January 1885. Emily died May 1886 in VanBuren Co, Iowa, at 1 year of age.
10 ix. Alva Harlan Sheets(4803) was born in DesMoines, VanBuren Co, IA May 4, 1888. Alva died November 9, 1971 St. Joseph, MO, at 83 years of age.
11 x. Mary Edith Sheets(4804) was born in DesMoines, VanBuren Co, IA March 22, 1894. Mary died July 11, 1985 in Yachats, Lincoln Co, OR, at 91 years of age.
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