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Benjamin Marion LANCASTER

27 SEP 1836 - 28 JUN 1901

  • BORN: 27 SEP 1836, Hickman Co. TN
  • BORN: 21 SEP 1836
  • DIED: 28 JUN 1901, Decatur Co. TN [11]
  • BURIED: Gardner/Wylie Cemetery, Decatur Co. TN
  • MILITARY SERVICE: Private, Company B, 52th Tennessee Infantry, CSA
  • CENSUS: 1850, Dwelling 54, District 1, Decatur Co. TN
  • CENSUS: 1870, Dwelling 10, District 1, Decatur Co. TN
  • CENSUS: 1880, Dwelling 195, District 1, Decatur Co. TN
  • CENSUS: 1890, special census of Civil War Union veterans and widows of veterans
  • CENSUS: 1900, Dwelling 97, District 1, Decatur Co. TN

Notes

LANCASTER, Ben. In.; U.S.A. Pvt. Co. C 13th Cav. Ben and the next three Lancasters were brothers, sons of Col. David and Parmela Davisdon Lancaster of the Dunbar community. They descended from Benjamin Lancaster who, with some brothers, came from England to settle in North Carolina and Virginia in Colonial days. Several Lancasters including Col. David, moved to Williamson and Hickman counties (Tenn.) and from there Col. David came on to settle in what is now Decatur county. Reports are that three sons including Ben. M., were strong Union sympathizers and that three were just as loyal to the Confederacy. At least four of them, listed here, were known to have been in the Civil War. No official record or family notes make certain of the other two brothers. These Lancasters were prominent and influential citizens. It is thought that Lancaster, Penn., was named for some of this line who lived there for a time. History indicates also that these Lancasters were of the House of Lancaster who fought the "War of Roses" back in England with the House of York.

- History of Scotts Hill:


Benjamin Marion Lancaster, born September 21, 1836. Enlisted in the infantry December 21, 1861, and served with Co. E, 51st Regt., TN Inf. Discharged June 13, 1862, with rank of private. Benjamin passed away June 28, 1901. He was the son of Col. David and Parmelia (Davidson) Lancaster. Married to Martha T. (Wells) Lancaster and had six children: Robert Lee, William Edwin, Kitty Lancaster Kent, J. W., Emily and Cora.

- Mrs. J. L. Lancaster


June 1, 1865
Ellener Wells sold her dowery land from Wilson Wells to B. M. Lancaster for $650.

Nov 5, 1866
B. M. Lancaster sold 200 acres to Ellender Wells for $1400.

- Decatur Co. Land Records

Pedigree

                                                                               _Benjamin LANCASTER _+
                                                                              | (1726 - 1793)       
                                                    _Benjamin LANCASTER , Jr._|_Lucinda DELK _______
                                                   | (1749 - 1806)                                  
                       _Benjamin Marion LANCASTER _|
                      | (1785 - 1859)              |
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                      |                            |_Sarah GILBERT ___________|_____________________
                      |                                                                             
 _David L. LANCASTER _|
| (1807 - 1891) m 1828|
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|                     |                             _Thomas WHITFIELD ________|_____________________
|                     |                            |                                                
|                     |_Sarah Harriet WHITFIELD ___|
|                       (1785 - 1859)              |
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|                                                  |__________________________|_____________________
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|--Benjamin Marion LANCASTER 
|  (1836 - 1901)
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|                      _Daniel DAVIDSON ___________|
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|                     |                            |__________________________|_____________________
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|_Permelia DAVIDSON __|
  (1805 - 1849) m 1828|
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                      |                             __________________________|_____________________
                      |                            |                                                
                      |_Polly MILLER ______________|
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                                                   |__________________________|_____________________
                                                                                                    

Source references

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