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Dr. Benjamin Tappan, III

Birthdate: (71)
Birthplace: Steubenville, Jefferson, OH, United States
Death: January 17, 1884 (71)
Steubenville, Jefferson, OH, United States
Place of Burial: Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Benjamin Tappan, U.S. Senator and Nancy Tappan
Husband of Helen Tappan; Nancy Tappan and Oella Wright
Father of Nancy Tappan; William Tappan; Isabella Tappan; Charles Avery Tappan; Helen Lowther Collins and 9 others
Half brother of Eli Todd Tappan

Occupation: Doctor, Special Minister Extraordinary to Ecquador
Managed by: Vanessa Yvonne Swett
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About Dr. Benjamin Tappan, III

He was graduated from the medical dept. of the University of Pennsylvania in 1836. He attended the University of France, Paris, in 1837, holding an important position in the Paris hospital, at the time the largest and most scientific in the world. He was appointed by President Van Buren special minister extraordinary to Ecuador, South America, 1839, largely because of his proficiency in the Spanish language, a rare accomplishment among politicians of that day. In 1840, he returned to Ohio where he practiced medicine until his death. He married first, May 1838, Oella Stanton, sister of Hon. Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War under Lincoln; she was born May 4, 1822. He married second, April 27, 1856, Helen Rowan, and married third, February 2 1860, Nancy Lowther.

Tappan-Toppan Genealogy by Daniel Langdon Tappan, 1915, page 26

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Dr. Benjamin Tappan, III's Timeline

April 1, 1812
Steubenville, Jefferson, OH, United States
November 19, 1841
Age 29
March 1, 1843
Age 30
Champaign County, Ohio, United States
April 2, 1845
Age 33
Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, United States
April 22, 1847
Age 35
Champaign County, Ohio, United States
November 22, 1850
Age 38
July 3, 1861
Age 49
January 20, 1863
Age 50
July 20, 1864
Age 52
February 26, 1866
Age 53