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30 March 2009

Benjamin Franklin Vinson

Benjamin Franklin Vinson was born about August 1845 in Georgia to Benjamin Vinson and Mary Renfroe. He first married Jane Elizabeth Cherry. She was born 27 September 1842 in Georgia and died 24 May 1900.

Benjamin and Jane had seven children: William Emmette (1872-1961), Marcus Franklin (1874-1889), Ella Gertrude (1875-1892), Thomas Marvin, Mary McCallum, Kittie (1882-1896), and Joseph B. (1884-1885).

Benjamin later married Josephine Adams. She was born 3 May 1871 and died 21 February 1961. Benjamin and Josephine had a son, Benjamin Franklin Vinson, Jr. (1908-1991).

Benjamin, Sr. and his family can be found in Houston County, Georgia during the years of 1850, 1860, and 1870. In 1900, they are in Bibb County, Georgia.

Benjamin's occupation was listed as farm laborer. He was a leading planter in the Rutland District; Bibb County, Georgia.

Benjamin Franklin Vinson enlisted in the War Between the States at 17 and was active in the battles of Atlanta, Griswoldville (where he was wounded in the ear), and others around Macon. He was in Company G, 8th Regiment, Georgia Militia.

Benjamin, Jane Elizabeth, and Josephine are all buried in the Liberty United Methodist Church Cemetery; Bibb County, Georgia. Benjamin's gravestone reads as follows:

Benjamin Franklin Vinson
Veteran -- Confederate Army
Co G, 8th Regt, GA Militia
July 1863 - Apr 1865

Sources include:
- US Federal Census Records
- Tombstone Inscriptions
- History of Peach County, Georgia
- Obituaries
- World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918: This database contains an index and images of World War I draft registration cards completed by approximately 24 million men living in the U.S. in 1917 and 1918. Information that may be found for an individual includes name, place of residence, date and place of birth, race, country of citizenship, occupation, and employer.
- Joe Brown's Pets: The Georgia Militia, 1862-1865

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