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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

52 Ancestors: #18, Benjamin Franklin Brock

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Amy Johnson Crow of No Story To Small has started a challenge of 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks.
From her blog “The challenge: have one blog post each week devoted to a specific ancestor. It could be a story, a biography, a photograph, an outline of a research problem — anything that focuses on one ancestor. Not only should this get me blogging more, but also to take a deeper look at some of the people in my family tree.”
 
The focus of My blog posting today is:
Benjamin Franklin Brock, My Great Grandfather 
 
Benjamin Franklin Brock was born on 17 Jan 1851 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.1 2 3 4
In March 1865, his father, a farmer, was captured by the Northern Army on their march through Chesterfield County, South Carolina. Benjamin was a young lad of 14 years. His father died in Prison at  Point Lookout, Maryland on 12 June 1865. As the oldest child, Benjamin grew up as the “man” of his home. He had five younger brothers and his Mother to care for during his youth. 
 
He is enumerated in Censuses from 1860 until 1920 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.5 6 7 8
Benjamin died on 13 Jul 1924 at the age of 73 and was buried at Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery. 9 10 11
 
Benjamin Franklin Brock married Louise Ellen Sellers about 1870. The 1900 Census reports that they had been married for 30 years with 7 children of which 5 were living.12
 
Louise Ellen Sellers, is the daughter of William Eddins Sellers and Elizabeth Parsons. She was born in Jun 1850 in Madison County, Tennessee, United States.13 14 15 16 17 18 She died on 15 Dec 1928 at the age of 78 and was buried at Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, Chesterfield. 19 20 21
 
Benjamin Franklin Brock and Louise Ellen Sellers had five children that survived to adulthood. The 1900 census reports that two children passed away. They have not been identified. The surviving children are:
 
i. Charles Riley Brock, born 21 Apr 1878.
ii. Sarah Annie Brock, born 14 Jul 1881.
iii. John Hezekiah Brock, born 5 May 1884.
iv. Mary Catherine "Mamie" Brock, born 21 Sep 1889.
v. Benjamin Franklin Brock, Jr., born 29 Jan 1894.



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1. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 20 July 2013); Memorial page for Benjamin Franklin Brock; (17 January 1849–13 July 1924); Find a Grave memorial # 109662534, Citing Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery; Brocks Mill, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA.
2. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 21, Page 95B; Line 89, Dwelling 204, Family 209, Household of Benjamin F. BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 16 June 2013 ); citing National Archives Microfilm T623_1523.
3. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 117, Line 18, Dwelling 328, Family 327, Household of "Hugh" BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2000); citing National Archives Microfilm M653_1217.
4. 1870 U. S. Census, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 289A, Line 33, Dwelling 33, family 33, Household of S[arah] BROCK; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2012); citing National Archive Microfilm M593, Roll 1491.
5. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 005, Page 325C, Line 29, Dwelling 252, Family # 252, Household of Benj. F. BROCK; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2010); citing National Archive Microfilm T9, Roll 1225.
6. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 21, Page 95B; Line 89, Dwelling 204, Family 209, Household of Benjamin F. BROCK.
7. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 0037, Page 143B; Line 71, Dwelling 305, Family 305, Household of Benn F. BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 16 June 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm  T624_1455.
8. 1920 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 40, Page: 18B/174(stamped), Dwelling 333, Family 43, Household of Benjamin BROCK; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 20 July 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm T625_1690.
9. B F {Benjamin Franklin] BROCK, death certificate 012522 (13 July 1924), Vital Records, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.
10. Ibid.
11. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Benjamin Franklin Brock (17 January 1849–13 July 1924), Memorial # 109662534.
12. 1850 U. S. Census, Madison County, Tennessee, population schedule, District 10, Madison County, Tennessee, Page 305B; Line 1, Dwelling 244, Family 244, Household of Wm. E. SELLERS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 2010); citing National Archives Microfilm M432 Roll 889.
13. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 21, Page 95B; Line 89, Dwelling 204, Family 209, Household of Benjamin F. BROCK.
14. 1860 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Page 130B; Line 28, Dwelling 0522, Family 0521, Household of Elizabeth SELLERS.
15. 1880 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Population Schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 005, Page 325C, Line 29, Dwelling 252, Family # 252, Household of Benj. F. BROCK.
16. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 21, Page 95B; Line 89, Dwelling 204, Family 209, Household of Benjamin F. BROCK.
17. 1910 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, ED 0037, Page 143B; Line 71, Dwelling 305, Family 305, Household of Benn F. BROCK.
18. 1920 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield, South Carolina, ED 40, Page: 18B/174(stamped), Dwelling 333, Family 43, Household of Benjamin BROCK.
19. Lou E Brock, Chesterfield County, South Carolina death certificate 021850 (15 December 1928).
20. Ibid.
21. Interview with a Confederate Veteran obituary, The Chesterfield Advertiser, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, 7 April 1932. Sellers, Confederate Veteran (conducted by Nellie Bristow, Florence Morning News, reprinted Chesterfield Advertiser, April 7, 1932).




































2 comments:

  1. I love the way they named their children after our founding fathers like Benjamin Franklin. I have Thomas Jefferson Mark & George Washington Mark. I don't think that happens today.

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  2. Yes, and a lot of Andrew Jackson's.

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