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Below is a family biography included in The History of Warrick County, Indiana published by Goodspeed, Bros. & Co. in 1885.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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BENJAMIN MUSGRAVE, an old and esteemed resident of Warrick County, was born September 27, 1815, in Muhlenburgh County, Ky., and is the youngest and only living representative in a family of eleven children, born to Samuel and Rebecca (Davis) Musgrave, who were natives respectively of Pennsylvania and Kentucky. The father removed to the latter State when a young man; was there married; raised a family; followed farming, and then died, preceded by his wife some seven years. Benjamin was left an orphan at the age of ten years, and his early life was filled with hardships and heartaches only experienced by the young who have no parents living to care for them. Under such adversities he grew to manhood, but during this time he managed to secure a very limited schooling, and subsequently a practical education. In 1830 he first came to this county, living with an older brother two years, then following life on the river three years. He then entered land in this township, and has since made it his home, having won an honored and respected position in the neighborhood. September 27, 1836, he wedded Frances Leach, who died November 17, 1845, leaving four children: William W., Mary C., Eliza H., and one deceased. April 2, 1846, he married Rebecca Ann Davis, and the following named of the eleven children born to them are yet living: Nathan M., Amos B., Minerva J., Susan A., Marinda Ellen, Benjamin Franklin, Sylvester D., Fielding T. and Edward O. Mr. Musgrave is the owner of a good farm, comprising 186 acres, is a Democrat, a strong supporter of the temperance cause and he and wife belong to the Baptist Church.

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This family biography is one of 274 biographies included in The History of Warrick County, Indiana portion of the book: History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties Indiana published in 1885 by Goodspeed, Bros. & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Warrick County, Indiana History and Genealogy

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