Benjamin Franklin Stark
born 00/00/1783 in Washington Co, PA
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Before he was 48 years old, Benjamin Stark had 12 children. He had eight by his first wife, Mary Arnold: Christie Ann, Mariah (our ancestor), Susanna, John Arnold, Henry Arnold, Martha, Elizabeth, and Elijah Arnold. (Both his daughters Christie and Mariah would marry Kimberlins.) When Mary died in 1821, Benjamin sold his land in Scott Co and moved to Vernon Township, Washington Co, IN at the very beginning of the settlement. There he married his first cousin, Phoebe Stark, and they had four more children. He died in Vigo Co, IN, when his youngest son, Benjamin Franklin, was only one year old. He left a will naming his wife and 12 children. His wife Phoebe and his cousin Rev. Abraham Stark were executors.
Spouse ~ Mary Ann Arnold