Maj. Benjamin Franklin Stickney

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Maj. Benjamin Franklin Stickney

Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: January 7, 1852 (78)
Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Anthony Somerbe Stickney and Ruth Stickney
Husband of Mary Matilda (Way) Stickney and Mary Stickney
Father of One Stickney; Mary Whitney; Two Stickney; Indiana Stickney; Louisa Stickney and 1 other
Brother of Dorcas Stickney; Ruth Stickney; Marcy Jones and Sarah Stickney
Half brother of Moses Coffin

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About Maj. Benjamin Franklin Stickney


       BENJAMIN FRANKLIN STICKNEY, b. in Newburyport, April 1, 1773; m. Aug. 7, 1802, Mary, dau. of Major Gen. John and Elizabeth (Page) Stark, who d. at Detroit, Mich., Jan. 13, 1828, aged about 56 years. He m. 2d, at Urbana, Ohio, July 12, 1835, Mary Matilda, the widow of Andrew Way of Washington, D. C., who survives him, and is living in Baltimore, Md.
       He was named (as requested) for Benjamin Franklin (see 482); went with his father from Newburyport to Chester, N. H., then to Pembroke, and from thence to Bow, where he was Justice of the Peace, 1812 and 1813, Postmaster, etc.; then to Concord, N. H.
       He removed with his family to Toledo, O., in July of 1815, where he died, Jan. 7, 1852. He collected and contributed to the Concord, N. H., Patriot, many interesting particulars in the life of Gen. Stark, which have since been used in the biographies published of him.
       He was deeply interested in Mineralogy and Natural History, and was the intimate friend and correspondent of Dr. William Bently of Salem. He was the Indian Agent for the United States at Fort Wayne, and was acting General of the left wing

of Gen. Jackson's army, which was composed of Indians (over whom he had a great influence, and whom they called their white Father and Chief), in the battle fought at New Orleans, January 8th, and was highly complimented by Jackson for his bravery. He was a man of good abilities, fine appearance, and excellent moral character.

       His knowledge of the Western country enabled him to make purchases of land which became exceedingly valuable, so that he left a large estate to his children. Some of the localities were named for him; one place near the Council House in Toledo, Ohio, is still known as "Stickney's Point."
               Five children:-

2529. One, b. Aug. 31, 1803; m. Matilda J. Bassell.

2530. Louisa, b. -, 1805; d. aged 3 years, in Bow, N. H.

2531. Mary, b. May 23, 1808; m. M. D. Whitney; S. C. Green.

2532. Two, b. Apr. 16, 1810; m. Lovina Cone.

2533. Indiana, b. Jan. 16, 1817; m. Platt Card.

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Maj. Benjamin Franklin Stickney's Timeline

April 1, 1773
Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
August 31, 1803
Age 30
Pembroke, New Hampshire, United States
Age 31
May 23, 1808
Age 35
April 16, 1810
Age 37
Bow, New Hampshire, United States
January 16, 1817
Age 43
January 7, 1852
Age 78
Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, United States