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Origin of the surname "Benware:"

 

 

Generation

 

9

 

8 (?) Benware

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born . Died .

 

2. Wife: (?)

 

Born . Died .

 

3. Children:

 

a. Joseph Benware: (perhaps) Born about 1812 in Canada.

 

1860 US Census: Joseph Benway, age 46 (b. Canada) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Belmont Township (Malone Post Office), Franklin County, New York. His real estate was valued at $500, and his personal property was valued at $250. The household also included his wife, Christa Benway, age 42 (b. Canada); son, Joseph Benway, age 22 (b. Canada) and employed as a farmer; son, Lewis Benway, age 20 (b. Canada) and employed as a farmer; son, Francis Benway, age 19 (b. Canada) and employed as a farmer; daughter, Dalphina Benway, age 17 (b. Canada); son, Emmon Benway, age 15 (b. Canada) and employed as a farmer; son, Eli Benway, age 12 (b. Canada); daughter, Mary Benway, age 10 (b. Canada); son, Moses Benway, age 3 (b. Canada); and daughter, Josaphine Benway, age 7 months (b. NYS).

 

1870 US Census: Joseph Benway, age 57 (b. Canada) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Belmont Township (Malone Post Office), Franklin County, New York. His real estate was valued at $1,000 and his personal property was valued at $300. The household also included his wife, Charlotte Benway, age 50 (b. Canada); Moses Benway, age 12 (b. NYS); Joseph Benway, Jr., age 33 (b. Canada) and employed as a farm laborer; Josephine Benway, age 10 (b. NYS); and John Benway, age 8 (b. NYS).

 

Joseph Benware, Sr. married Charlotte (?) and had the following son:

 

(1. Joseph Benware: Born about 1838 in Canada.

 

1860 US Census: Joseph Benware, age 21 (b. Canada) and employed as a farm hand, resided in the household headed by Isaac Parker, age 68 (b. CT) in Malone Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included Joseph Benware, age 17 (b. Canada) and employed as a farm hand.

 

(2. Lewis Benware: Born about 1840 in Canada.

 

(3. Francis/Francois "Frank" Benware: (perhaps) Born 23 May 1841 at Loriginal, Ontario, Canada.

 

1875 NYS Census: Frank Benware, age 32 (b. Canada) and employed as a shoemaker, was heading a household in Malone Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife, Sophia Benware, age 30 (b. Franklin Co., NY); daughter, Josephine Benware, age 10 (b. Franklin Co., NY); son, Frank Benware, age 6 (b. Franklin Co., NY); and son, Eli Benware, age 3 (b. Franklin Co., NY).

 

1905 NYS Census: Frank Benware, age 64 (b. Fr. Canada) and employed as a shoemaker, was heading a one-person household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York.

 

Frank Benware married Sophia Disotelle and had the following children:

 

(a. Mary Benware: Born about 1867.

 

(b. Josephine Benware: Born about 1865 in Franklin County, New York.

 

(c. Frank Benware: Born about 1869 in Franklin County, New York.

 

(d. Eli Benware: Born March 1872 in Franklin County, New York.

 

1900 US Census: Eli Benware, age 28 (b. Mar 1872 in NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a day laborer, was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife of 4 years, Melvine Benware, age 21 (b. Mar 1879 in NY; parents b. Fr. Canada), who had had 2 children, both still alive; daughter, Edith M. Benware, age 3 (b. Jul 1896 in NYS); and son, Prospere Benware, age 2 (b. Oct 1897 in NYS).

 

1905 NYS Census: Eli Benware, age 31 (b. US) and employed as a day laborer, was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife, Elizabeth Benware, age 26 (b. US); daughter, Edith M. Benware, age 8 (b. US); son, Prosper F. Benware, age 7 (b. US); daughter, Eva L. Benware, age 4 (b. US); and son, Ira R. Benware, age 2 months (b. US).

 

1915 NYS Census: Eli Benware, age abt 43, was heading a household in Malone Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife, Milvina Benware, age 36; son, Prosper Benware, age abt 17; daughter, Eva Benware, age abt 14; and son, Ira Benware, age abt 10; son, Ernest Benware, age 9; son, Floyd Benware, age abt 6; son, Francis Benware, age abt 4; daughter, Leona Benware, age abt 2; and son, Isaac Benware, age abt 0.

 

1925 NYS Census: Eli Benware, age abt 53 (b. US), was heading a household in Malone Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife, Mavina Benware, age abt 46 (b. US); son, Ira R. Benware, age abt 20 (b. US); son, Ernest Benware, age abt 18 (b. US); son, Floyd Benware, age abt 16 (b. US); son, Francis Benware, age abt 14 (b. US); daughter, Leonia Benware, age abt 12 (b. US); daughter, Irene Benware, age abt 10 (b. US); son, Lean Benware, age abt 5 (b. US); and daughter, Annabelle Benware, age abt 2 (b. US).

 

Eli Benware married Melvina Stone and had the following children:

 

(1) Edith M. Benware: Born 12 July 1896 in New York.

 

(2) Prosper F. Benware: Born 11 October 1897 in New York.

 

1915 NYS Census: Prosper Benware, age abt 17, was a patient in Malone Township, Franklin County, New York. Was also enumerated with his parents.

 

1925 NYS Census: Prosper Benware, age abt 27, resided in the household headed by his father-in-law in Malone Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife, Elizabeth M. Benware, age 22 (b. US).

 

(3) Eva L. Benware: Born about 1901. Married (?) Ayres.

 

(4) Ira R. Benware: Born about 1905.

 

(5) Ernest Benware: Born about 1906.

 

(6) Floyd Benware: Born about 1909.

 

(7) Francis Benware: Born about 1911.

 

(8) Leona A. Benware: Born about 31 August 1912. Died 27 December 1990, age 78, at Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York. Married (?) and had the following daughter:

 

(a) Dawn (?): Perhaps married (?) Maracle.

 

(9) Isaac Benware: Born about 1915.

 

(10) Irene Benware: Born about 1915. Married (?) Lancto.

 

(11) Lean Benware: (male) Born about 1920.

 

(12) Annabelle Benware: Born about 1923. Married (?) Burr.

 

(4. Dalphina Benware: Born about 1843 in Canada.

 

(5. Emmond Benware: Born about 1843 in Canada.

 

1860 US Census: Emmond Benware, age 17 (b. Canada) and employed as a farm hand, resided in the household headed by Isaac Parker, age 68 (b. CT) in Malone Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included Joseph Benware, age 21 (b. Canada) and employed as a farm hand.

 

(6. Eli Benware: Born about 1848 in Canada.

 

(7. Mary Benware: Born about 1850 in Canada. Perhaps the Mary Benware of South Malone, Franklin County, New York who married George A. Fountain of South Malone on 8 March 1869 at Flanigan's Hotel.

 

(8. Moses Benware: Born about 1857 in Canada.

 

(9. Josaphine Benware: Born about 1859 in New York.

 

b. Louis Benware: See generation 7, below.

 

7 Louis Benware

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born March 1813 in French speaking Canada. Died . Immigrated to the US in 1853; subsequently naturalized. Was blind by 1860.

 

1850 US Census: There were no Benware households enumerated in Franklin County, New York.

 

1860 US Census: Lewis Benware, age 45 (b. Canada), blind, and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. His real estate was valued at $300 and his personal property was valued at $100. The household also included his wife, Amelia Benware, age 33 (b. Canada); son, Arche Benware, age 14 (b. NYS); son, Lewis Benware, age 11 (b. NYS); daughter, Malissa Benware, age 8 (b. NYS); son, Emode Benware, age 5 (b. NYS); and Elizabeth Gorow, age 17 (b. NYS) and employed as a servant.

 

1870 US Census: Lewis Benway, age 56 (b. Canada) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Belmont Township (Malone Post Office), Franklin County, New York. His real estate was valued at $600 and his personal property was valued at $200. The household also included his wife, Emily Benway, age 45 (b. Canada); and Maday Benware (male), age 16 (b. Canada). Of interest, the households headed by Alexander Benway, age 27 (b. Canada) and Arche benway, age 23 (b. Canada) were enumerated next door, and the household headed by Joseph Benway, age 57 (b. Canada) was enumerated on the same census page.

 

1875 NYS Census: Lewis Benware, age 60 (b. Quebec, Canada) and employed as a farm laborer, was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. His home was constructed from logs. The household also included his wife, Amelia Benware, age 48 (b. Quebec, Canada); son, Amadey Benware, age 20 (b. Franklin Co., NY), single, and employed as a farm laborer.

 

1880 US Census: Lewis Benware, age 65 (b. Canada; parents b. Canada) and employed working on the farm, was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife, Amelia Benware, age 56 (b. Canada; parents b. Canada). Of interest, his close neighbors were his sons, Lewis Benware, age 30, and Joseph Benware, age 40.

 

1900 US Census: Louis Benware, age 89 (b. Mar 1813 in Fr. Canada; parents b. Fr. Canada), resided in the household headed by his son, Amedee Benware. The household also included Louis's wife of 58 years, Amelia Benware, age 76 (b. Dec 1823 in Fr. Canada; parents b. Fr. Canada), who had been married 58 years and had had 6 children, 5 of whom were still alive.

 

2. Wife: Amelia Robert

 

Born December 1823 in French speaking Canada.

 

3. Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Francis "Frank" Benware: Born May 1840 in Canada. Propietor of the Benware Broom Factory, Malone, Franklin County, New York.

 

1870 US Census: Francis Benware, age 30 (b. Canada) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Malone Township, Franklin County, New York. His real estate was valued at $1,500 and his personal property was valued at $500. The household also included his wife, Olive Benware, age 29 (b. NYS), son, Napoleon Benware, age 4 (b. NYS); son, Henry Benware, age 3 (b. NYS); and son, Adolard Benware, age 1 (b. NYS).

 

1875 NYS Census: Frank Benware, age 35 (b. Canada) and employed as a broom maker, was heading a household in Malone Township, Franklin County, New York. His home was constructed from logs. The household also included his wife, Olive Benware, age 34 (b. Franklin Co., NY); son, Leo Benware, age 9 (b. MA); son, Henry Benware, age 8 (b. MA); son, Alene Benware, age 6 (b. Franklin Co., NY); son, Frankie Benware, age 4 (b. Franklin Co., NY); and son, Oliver Benware, age 2 (b. Franklin Co., NY). His father and brothers, Archibald and Alexander resided adjacent to him.

 

1880: No record found.

 

1900 US Census: Frank Benware, age 60 (b. May 1840 in Fr. Canada; parents b. Fr. Canada) and employed as a broom maker, was heading a household on Front Street in the Village of Malone, Malone Township, Franklin County, New York. He immigrated to the US in 1856. The household also included his wife of 40 years, Hariett Benware, age 59 (b. Feb 1841 in NYS; parents b. Fr. Canada), who had had 10 children, 5 of whom were still alive; and boarder, Mr. S. Benware, age 80 (b. Aug 1819 in Fr. Canada; parents b. Fr. Canada), who had been married 61 years and had had 10 children, 8 of whom were still alive, and who immigrated to the US in 1855.

 

1905 NYS Census: Frank Benware, age 65 (b. Fr. Canada) and employed as a broom maker, was heading a household at 121 Front Street in the Village of Malone, Malone Township, Franklin County, New York. He had resided in the US for 50 years. The household also included his wife, Harriette Benware, age 63 (b. US).

 

1915 NYS Census: Frank Benware, age abt 75, was heading a household in Malone Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife, Harriet Benware, age abt 73.

 

Francis Benware married Olive/Harriet Maughteau. Of interest, Frank's mother-in-law was Mrs. Anna H. Galanaw, a longtime resident of Malone, New York. Frank and Olive/Harriet had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(1. Napoleon "Leo" Benware: Born about 1866 in New York. (perhaps married Olive (?) and had the following son:

 

1940 US Census: Leo Benware and wife, Olive, and son, Gerald, resided in Bangor Twp, Franklin Co., NY.

 

(a. Gerald Benware: (perhaps) Born 1934 in New York.

 

(2. Adolard/Alene Benware: (male) Born about 1869 in New York.

 

(3. Oliver Benware: Born about 1873 in New York.

 

(4. Samuel "Sam" Benware: (more info) Born 10 September 1875/76 in New York. Died 2 March 1941 at Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan; interred Holy Name Cemetery, Tupper Lake, Franklin County, New York.

 

1900 US Census: Samuel Benware, age 24 (b. Sep 1876 in NYS; father b. Fr. Canada; mother b. NYS) and employed as a broom maker, was heading a household on West Street in the Village of Malone, Malone Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife of 2 years, Mary M. Benware, age 22 (b. Sep 1878 in NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. Ireland), who had had 1 child, still alive; and daughter, Harriette A. Benware, age 4 months (b. Jun 1900 in NYS).

 

1905 NYS Census: Sam Benware, age 29 (b. US) and employed as a broom maker, was heading a household in Malone Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife, Minnie Benware, age 27 (b. US); son, Roy Benware, age 3 (b. US); son, Leo Benware, age 1 (b. US); and daughter, Harriet Benware, age 5 (b. US).

 

1910 US Census: Samuel Benware, age 34 (b. NYS; parents b. Fr. Canada) and employed as a broom maker in a shop, was heading a household at 45 Rennic Street in the Village of Malone, Malone Township, Franklin County, New York. He had been married once. The household also included his wife of 12 years, Minnie Benware, age 32 (b. NYS), who had been married once; daughter, Hariett Benware, age 10 (b. NYS); son, Royal Benware, age 8 (b. NYS); son, Leo Benware, age 6 (b. NYS); and son, Ralph Benware, age 2 (b. NYS).

 

1920 US Census: Samuel Benware, age 43 (b. NYS; parents b. NY) and employed as superintendant of a broom factory, was heading a household at 31 Elbow Street in the Village of Malone, Malone Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife, Minnie Benware, age 41 (b. NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. Ireland); daughter, Harriet Benware, age 19 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a sales lady in a general store; son, Royal Benware, age 18 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a broom maker in a broom factory; son, Leo Benware, age 15 (b. NYS) and single; son, Ralph Benware, age 12 (b. NYS); son, Morris Benware, age 9 (b. NYS); daughter, Margaret Benware, age 7 (b. NYS); and daughter, Cecelia Benware, age 4 years and 7 months (b. NYS).

 

1925 NYS Census: Minnie Benware, age abt 47, resided in the household headed by her brother-in-law or sister-in-law in Malone Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included her son, Leo Benware, age abt 21 (b. US); son, Ralph Benware, age abt 17 (b. US); and daughter, Ceceile Benware, age abt 9 (b. US).

 

Samuel Benware married Mary "Minnie" McMahan of Malone on 11 April 1898 at Burlington, Vermont and had the following children:

 

(a. Harriet A. Benware: Born June 1900 in New York.

 

(b. Royal "Roy" Benjamin Benware: Born 21 January 1902 in Malone Township, Franklin County, New York. Died 12 May 1934, age 32, at Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.

 

(c. Leo Benware: Born about 1904 in New York.

 

(d. Ralph Benware: Born about 1908 in New York. Married Bessie Larry and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(1) Betty Joyce Benware: Born 2 Jul 1935. Died 16 June 2011, age 75 ( 19 Jun obit in The Malone Telegram) Married Robert Lavoie and had the following children:

 

(a) Mark Lavoie: Married Carol (?).

 

(b. Rosemary Lavoie: Married Gary Racine.

 

(2) James Benware.

 

(3. Sue Benware: Married (?) Tupia.

 

(4. William Benware.

 

(5. Jerry Benware.

 

(e. Morris Benware: Born about 1911 in New York.

 

(f. Margaret Benware: Born about 1913 in New York.

 

(g. Cecelia/Ceceile Benware: Born about 1916 in New York.

 

(5. Henry T. Benware: Born December 1876 in New York.

 

1900 US Census: Henry Benware, age 23 (b. Dec 1876 in NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a laborer in a saw mill, was heading a household in Malone Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife, Victoria Benware, age 21 (b. Oct 1878 in NYS; parents b. NYS), who had had 1 child, still alive; and son, Eulas H. Benware, age 9 months (b. Aug 1899 in NYS).

 

1905 NYS Census: Henry Benware, age 27 (b. US) and employed as a day laborer, was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife, Victoria E. Benware, age 25 (b. US); son, Ulis H. Benware, age 5 (b. US); son, Ballard Benware, age 4 (b. US); and daughter, Frances B. Benware, age 1 (b. US).

 

1915 NYS Census: Henry T. Benware, age abt 38, was heading a household in Bangor Township, Franklin County, New York. (pg 11) The household also included his wife, Victoria E. Benware, age abt 36; son, Hobart E. Benware, age abt 16; son, Ballard B. Benware, age abt 14; daughter, Frances B. Benware, age abt 11; son, Clinton H. Benware, age abt 6; son, Maurice F. Benware, age abt 4; and daughter, Grace L. Benware, age abt 1.

 

Henry Benware married Victoria E. (?) and had the following son:

 

(a. Eulas Hobart Benware: Born August 1899 in New York.

 

(b. Ballard B. Benware: (male) Born about 1901.

 

(c. Frances B. Benware: (female) Born about 1904.

 

1925 NYS Census: Francis Benware (female), age abt 21, was heading a single person household in Altamont Township, Franklin County, New York. (pg 43)

 

(d. Clinton H. Benware: Born about 1909.

 

(e. Maurice F. Benware: Born about 1911.

 

(f. Grace L. Benware: Born about 1914.

 

(6. Agnes Benware: On 22 August 1900 was employed at Burlington, Vermont.

 

b. Joseph Benware: Born about 1840 in Quebec, Canada.

 

1860 US Census: Joseph Benware, age 21 (b. Canada) and employed as a farm hand, resided in the household headed by Isaac Parker, age 68 (b. CT), in Malone Township, Franklin County, New York. His presumed brother, Emmond Benware, age 17 (b. Canada), was also employed as a farm hand in the same household.

 

1870 US Census: Joseph Benware, age 30 (b. Canada) and employed as a farm laborer, was heading a household in Westville Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife, Louisa Benware, age 25 (b. NYS); daughter, Hattie Benware, age 8 (b. NYS); son, Joseph Benware, age 5 (b. NYS); daughter, Mary Benware, age 2 (b. NYS); and daughter, Sarah Benware, age 1 (b. NYS).

 

1875 NYS Census: Joseph Benware, age 37 (b. Quebec, Canada) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. His house was constructed from logs. The household also included his wife, Louisa Benware, age 30 (b. Franklin Co., NY); daughter, Harriett Benware, age 13 (b. Franklin Co., NY); son, Joseph Benware, age 10 (b. Franklin Co., NY); daughter, Mary Benware, age 7 (b. Franklin Co., NY); daughter, Sarah Benware, age (b. Franklin Co., NY); Francis Benware, age 2 years and 7 months (b. Franklin Co., NY); son, James Benware, age 1 month (b. Franklin Co., NY); and sister, Delia Benware, age 22 (b. Franklin Co., NY), single, and employed as a domestic servant.

 

1880 US Census: Joseph Benware, age 40 (b. Canada; parents b. Canada) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife, Louise Benware, age 35 (b. NYS; parents b. Canada); son, Joseph Benware, age 15 (b. NYS); daughter, Mary Ann Benware, age 12 (b. NYS); son, Francis Benware, age 7 (b. NYS); son, Alfred Benware, age 5 (b. NYS); son, Emery Benware, age 3 (b. NYS); and daughter, Aurelia Benware, age 1 (b. NYS).

 

1910 US Census: Louisa Benware, age 64 (b. NYS; parents b. Fr. Canada) and widowed, was heading a household on Owls Head Road in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. She had had 12 children, 7 of whom were still alive. The household also included her son, Archin Benware, age 24 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a laborer.

 

(1. Harriet "Hattie" Benware: Born October 1863 in New York.

 

1900 US Census: Hattie Benware, age 37 (b. (Oct 1863 in NYS; parents b. NYS) and single, with no occupation recorded, was a boarder in the household headed by David Wine, age 61 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, in Malone Township, Franklin County, New York.

 

(2. Joseph Benware, Jr.: Born about 1865 in New York.

 

(3. Mary Ann Benware: Born about 1868 in New York. Resided at Ringville (later named Owl's Head), Franklin County, New York when she married Myron Smith of Ringville on 18 February 1885 in the Methodist-Episcopal Parsonage, South Malone, Franklin County, New York.

 

(4. Sarah Benware: Born about 1869 in New York. Perhaps died young.

 

(5. Francis Benware: (more info) Born about 1873 in New York. Died 1893 from complications of injuries received while working on the railroad.

 

(6. Alfred Benware: Born about 1875 in New York.

 

(7. Emery Benware: Born about 1877 in New York.

 

(8. Aurelia Benware: Born about 1879 in New York.

 

c. Ellick "Ellie" Benware: Born about 1842 in Fr. Canada.

 

1910 US Census: Ellick Benware, age 68 (b. Fr. Canada; parents b. Fr. Canada) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household on Owls Head Road in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. He immigrated to the US in 1854; subsequently naturalized. The household also included his wife of 44 years, Dealia Benware, age 61 (b. Fr. Canada; parents b. Fr. Canada), who had had 9 children, 7 of whom were still alive; son, Eugine Benware, age 26 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a railroad laborer; daughter, Carrie E. Benware, age 21 (b. NYS) and single, with no employment recorded; and granddaughter, Gertrude M. Benware, age 3 (b. NYS).

 

1920 US Census: Ellie Benware, age 76 (b. Fr. Canada; parents b. Fr. Canada) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household on Owles Head Road in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. He immigrated to the US in 1854 and was naturalized in 1865. The household also included his wife, Delia Benware, age 71 (b. Fr. Canada; parents b. Fr. Canada); and granddaughter, Gertrude M. Benware, age 13 (b. NYS; parent b. NYS).

 

Ellick Benware married Delia (?) and had the following children (9 total; 7 alive in 1910):

 

(1. Eugene Benware: Born about 1884 in New York.

 

(2. Carrie E. Benware: Born about 1889 in New York.

 

d. Alexander "Alex"/"Alie" Benware: Born 22 May 1843 in Quebec, Canada. Immigrated to the US about 1852. Employed as a farmer.

 

1870 US Census: Alexander Benway, age 27 (b. Canada) and employed as a farm laborer, was heading a household in Belmont Township (Malone Post Office), Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife, Delia Benway, age 22 (b. Canada); daughter, Delia Benway, age 3 (b. NYS); and daughter, Emma Benway, age 2 (b. NYS). Of interest, the households headed by Lewis Benway, age 56, and Arche Benway, age 23, were enumerated next door.

 

1875 NYS Census: Alexander Benware, age 32 (b. Quebec, Canada) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. His home was constructed from logs. The household also included his wife, Delia Benware, age 26 (b. Quebec, Canada); daughter, Delia Benware, age 8 (b. Franklin Co., NY); daughter, Emma Benware, age 7 (b. Franklin Co., NY); daughter, Ellen Benware, age 4 (b. Franklin Co., NY); daughter, Delphine Benware, age 2 years and 10 months (b. Franklin Co., NY); and son, Alexander Benware, age 5 months (b. Franklin Co., NY).

 

1880 US Census: Alexander Benware, age 37 (b. Canada; parents b. Canada) and employed as a farm laborer, was heading a household in Hopkinton Township, St. Lawrence County, New York. He could not read or write. The household also included his wife, Delia Benware, age 32 (b. Canada; parents b. Canada), who could not read or write; daughter, Delia Benware, age 13 (b. NYS); daughter, Emma Benware, age 12 (b. NYS); daughter, Phelena Benware, age 9 (b. NYS); daughter, Delphine Benware, age 7 (b. NYS); and son, Jerry Benware, age 1 (b. NYS).

 

1900 US Census: Alex Benware, age 57 (b. May 1843 in Fr. Canada; parents b. Fr. Canada) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. He immigrated to the US in 1850; subsequently naturalized. The household also included his wife of 33 years, Delia Benware, age 51 (b. Jun 1844 in Fr. Canada; parents b. Fr. Canada), who had had 7 children, all still alive; son, Eugene Benware, age 16 (b. May 1884 in NYS), single and in school; daughter, Carrie E. Benware, age 11 (b. Feb 1889 in NYS); brother-in-law, Joseph Ashlaw, age 67 (b. Jul 1832 in Fr. Canada; parents b. Fr. Canada) and single, who immigrated to the US in 1847; subsequently naturalized, and who had no occupation recorded; and boarder, Emery Arquit, age 38 (b. Jul 1862 in NYS; father b. ), divorced, and employed as packing shingles. Of interest, George Benware, age 24 (b. NYS; parents b. FR Canada) and employed as a farm laborer, resided nearby in the household headed by William Smith.

 

1905 NYS Census: Alex Benware, age 62 (b. Fr. Canada) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife, Delia Benware, age 56 (b. US); son, Eugene Benware, age 21 (b. US); and daughter, Carrie E. Benware, age 16 (b. US).

 

1915 NYS Census: Alie Benware, age abt 72, was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. (pg 7) The household also included his wife, Delia Benware, age abt 67; son, Gene Benware, age abt 31.

 

Alexander Benware married Delia Ashlaw (b. Jun 1844 in French speaking Canada. (also seen: m. Odite Asselin) and had the following children:

 

(1. Delia (perhaps nicknamed "Lillie") Benware: Born about 1867 in Franklin County, New York.

 

(2. Emma Benware: Born about 1868 in Franklin County, New York.

 

(3. Phelena "Phela"/"Ellen" Benware: Born about 1871 in Franklin County, New York.

 

(4. Delphine/Delphene "Phela" Benware: Born about 1872 in Franklin County, New York. Married Frank King of Chasm Falls, New York at Chasm Falls on 28 December 1895.

 

(5. Alexander Benware: Born about 1875 in Franklin County, New York.

 

(6. Jerry Benware: (more info) Born May 1880/9 June 1879 in New York.

 

1900 US Census: Jerry Benware, age 20 (b. NYS; parents b. Canada), single, and employed as a railroad section laborer, was a boarder in the household headed by Joseph Lashway, age 37 (b. Apr 1863 Fr. Canada), in Franklin Township, Franklin County, New York.

 

1905 NYS Census: Jerry Benware, age 25 (b. US) and employed as a day laborer, was a heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife, Mary F. Benware, age 25 (b. US), and daughter, Mildred F. Benware, age 8 months (b US).

 

1910 US Census: Jerry Benware, age 30 (b. NYS; parents b. Fr. Canada) and employed as a laborer, was heading a household on Owls Head Road in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. He had been married once. The household also included his wife of 6 years, Mary J. Benware, age 25 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who had been married once and had had 3 children, all still alive; daughter, Mildrid T. Benware, age 5 (b. NYS); son, William A. Benware, age 2 (b. NYS); and son, Leo E. Benware, age 1 (b. NYS).

 

1915 NYS Census: Jerry Benware, age abt 35, was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife, Mary Benware, age abt 30; daughter, Mildred T. Benware, age abt 10; son, William A. Benware, age abt 7; son, Leo E. Benware, age abt 6; daughter, Bernice J. Benware, age abt 4; and son, Robert D. Benware, age abt 2.

 

1920 US Census: Jerry Benware, age 40 (b. NYS; parents b. Fr. Canada) and employed as a farm laborer, was heading a household on Owls Head Road in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife, Mary J. Benware, age 34 (b. NYS; b. parents b. NYS); daughter, Mildred F. Benware, age 15 (b. NYS); son, William A. Benware, age 12 (b. NYS); son, Leo E. Benware, age 10 (b. NYS); daughter, Bernice J. Benware, age 8 (b. NYS); son, Robert D. Benware, age 4 (b. NYS); son, Farley J. Benware, age 1 (b. NYS); boarder, Louis Lamica, age 33 (b. NYS); boarder, Beatice P. Lamica, age 5 (b. NYS); and boarder, George A. Lamica, age 33 (b. NYS).

 

1925 NYS Census: Jerry Benware, age abt 45 (b. US), was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. (pg 2) The household also included his wife, Mary Benware, age abt 40 (b. US); daughter, Mildred F. Benware, age abt 20 (b. US); son, William A. Benware, age abt 17 (b. US); son, Leo E. Benware, age abt 16 (b. US); daughter, Bernice Benware, age abt 14 (b. US); Robert Benware, age abt 10 (b. US); son, Farley Benware, age abt 7 (b. US); and son, Richard Benware, age abt 4 (b. US).

 

Jerry Benware married Mary F. (?) and had the following children:

 

(a. Mildred T. Benware: Born about 1904.

 

(b. William A. Benware: Born about 1908.

 

(c. Leo E. Benware: Born about 1909.

 

(d. Bernice J. Benware: Born about 1911.

 

(e. Robert D. Benware: Born about 1913.

 

(f. Farley Benware: Born about 1918.

 

(g. Richard Benware: Born about 1921.

 

(7. Eugene "Gene" Benware: Born May 1884 in New York.

 

1920 US Census: Eugene Benware, age 35 (b. NYS; parents b. Fr. Canada) and employed as a day laborer, was heading a household on Owls Head Road in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife, Lorinda B. Benware, age 25 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); sister, Phela Benware, age 49 (b. NYS; parents b. Fr. Canada) and single.

 

1925 NYS Census: Eugene Benware, age abt 41, was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. (pg 3) The household also included his wife, Lovinda Benware, age abt 31; and son, Foster Benware, age abt 12.

 

1930 US Census: Jean Benware, age 45 (b. NYS; parents b. Fr. Canada) and employed as a laborer in a saw mill, was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. He was married 1st at age 31. The household also included his wife, Lorinda B. Benware, age 36 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who was married 1st at age 23; son, Foster C. Benware, age 17 (b. NYS) and single.

 

(a. Foster Benware: Born about 1913.

 

(8. Carrie E. Benware: Born February 1889 in New York.

 

e. Archibald Benware: See generation 6, below.

 

f. Louis/Lewis Benware: Born 11 June 1849 in Quebec, Canada. Died 29 January 1927; interred Saint Helens Cemetery, Malone, Franklin County, New York.

 

1860 US Census: Lewis Benware, age 11 (b. NYS) resided with his parents and siblings in Belmont Township, Franklin County, New York.

 

1870 US Census: Lewis Benware, age 21 (b. Canada) and employed as a farm laborer, resided in the household headed by Truman Safford, age 54 (b. VT) and employed as a farmer, in Malone Township, Jefferson County, New York. Of interest, his sister, Melissa Benware, age 21, resided in the same household.

 

1875 NYS Census: Lewis Benware, age 26 (b. Quebec, Canada) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife, Flora Benware, age 18 (b. Quebec, Canada); and daughter, Marceline Benware, age 1 year and 1 month (b. Franklin Co., NY).

 

1880 US Census: Lewis Benware, age 30 (b. Canada; parents b. Canada) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife, Flora Benware, age 23 (b. Canada; parents b. Canada); daughter, Marchia Benware, age 6 (b. NYS); daughter, Pheobe Benware, age 3 (b. NYS); daughter, Elizabeth Benware, age 2 (b. NYS); and daughter, Amy Benware, age 1 month (b. May 1880).

 

1900 US Census: Louis Benware, age 50 (b. Jun 1849 in Fr. Canada; parents b. Fr. Canada), widowed, and employed as Farmer, was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. He immigrated to the US in 1852; subsequently naturalized. The household also included his daughter, Matilda Benware, age 16 (b. Jun 1884 in NYS); son, Harrison Benware, age 11 (b. Oct 1888 in NYS); son, Edward Benware, age 9 (b. Jun 1890 in NYS); daughter, Alice Benware, age 7 (b. Jun 1892 in NYS); and daughter, Melissa Benware, age 4 (b. Mar 1896 in NYS). Of interest, the households headed by Lester Wallace, age 24, and Marcellus Earl, age 39, were enumerated almost next door.

 

1905 NYS Census: Lewis Benware, age 55 (b. US) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his son, Harrison Benware, age 16 (b. US) and employed as a farm laborer; son, Edward Benware, age 14 (b. US); daughter, Alice Benware, age 12 (b. US); and daughter, Melissa Benware, age 9 (b. US).

 

1910 US Census: Louis Benware, age 60 (b. Fr. Canada; parents b. Fr. Canada), widowed, and employed as a farmer, was heading a household on Owls Head Road in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. He immigrated to the US in 1851; subsequently naturalized. The household also included his daughter, Melvina Benware, age 14 (b. NYS) and single; and son, Edward Benware, age 19 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a farm laborer.

 

1915 NYS Census: Louis Benwar, age abt 60, was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his son, Edward Benwar, age abt 25; and daughter, Anna Benwar, age abt 19.

 

1920 US Census: Louis Benware, age 70 (b. Fr. Canada; parents b. Fr. Canada), widowed, and employed as a farmer, was heading a household on Owls Head Road in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his son, Edward Benware, age 29 (b. NYS; parents b. Fr. Canada), single, and employed as a farm laborer.

 

1925 NYS Census: Louis Benware, age abt 75 (b. Canada), was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his son, Edward Benware, age abt 33 (b. US).

 

Louis Benware married Flora (?) (b. abt 1857 in Canada) and had the following children:

 

(1. Marcelene/Marchia Benware: Born about 1874 in New York.

 

(2. Flora Benware: Born about 1876 in New York. Died Saturday, 21 February 1891, age about 15, after an illness of several months.

 

(2. Phoebe Benware: Born about 1877 in New York.

 

(3. Elizabeth Benware: Born about 1878 in New York.

 

(4. Amy Benware: Born May 1880 in New York.

 

(5. Louise Benware: Born about March 1882. Died 12 April 1886, age 4 years and 1 month, from complications of "membranous croup."

 

(6. Matilda Benware: Born June 1884 in New York.

 

(7. Harrison Benware: Born 6 October 1888 in New York. Named for the 9th President of the United States, William Henry, Harrison.

 

1925 NYS Census: Harrison Benware, age abt 36, was heading a household in Brighton Township, Franklin County, New York. (pg 5).

 

(8. Edward Benware: Born June 1890 in New York.

 

(9. Alice Benware: Born June 1892 in New York.

 

(10. Melissa Benware: Born March 1896 in New York.

 

g. Melissa Benware: Born about 1852 in Canada.

 

1870 US Census: Melissa Benware, age 18 (b. Canada) and employed as a domestic servant, resided in the household headed by Truman Safford, age 54 (b. VT) and employed as a farmer, in Malone Township, Jefferson County, New York. Of interest, her brother, Lewis Benware, age 21, resided in the same household.

 

h. Amedee/Ammady/Maday/Emode Benware: (male) Born May 1855 in New York.

 

1870 US Census: Maday Benway, age 16, resided with his parents in Belmont Township, Franklin County, New York.

 

1880 US Census: Meddy Benware, age 26 (b. Canada; parents b. Canada) and employed as a farm laborer, was heading a household in Hopkinton Township, St. Lawrence County, New York. He could not read or write. The household also includes his wife, Amelia Benware, age 20 (b. NYS; parents b. Canada), who could not read or write. Of interest, his brother, Alexander resided next door.

 

1900 US Census: Amedy Benware, age 45 (b. May 1855 in NYS; parents b. Fr. Canada) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife of 24 years, Amelia Benware, age 40 (b. May 1860 in NYS; father b. VT; mother b. Fr. Canada), who had had 8 children, all still alive. The household also included his daughter, Bertha Benware, age 20 (b. Mar 1880 in NYS), single, and employed as a servant; daughter, Victoria Benware, age 17 (b. Jan 1883 in NYS) and single; son, Leander Benware, age 13 (b. Sep 1886 in NYS); son, George Benware, age 10 (b. Oct 1889 in NYS); son, Napoleon Benware, age 4 (b. Aug 1895 in NYS); daughter, Inez P. Benware, age 1 (b. Apr 1899 in NYS); father, Louis Benware, age 89 (b. Mar 1813 in Fr. Canada; parents b. Fr. Canada), who had been married 58 years and immigrated to the US in 1853 and was subsequently naturalized; and mother, Amelia Benware, age 76 (b. Dec 1823 in Fr. Canada; parents b. Fr. Canada), who had been married 58 years and had had 6 children, 5 of whom were still alive. Of interest, the household headed by Archie Benware, age 53, was nearly next door to Amedy.

 

1905 NYS Census: A. Benware, age 50 (b. US) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife, Amelia Benware, age 45 (b. US); son, Leander Benware, age 18 (b. US) and employed as a day laborer; son, George Benware, age 14 (b. US); son, Napoleon Benware, age 9 (b. US); daughter, Jmas F. Benware, age 6 (b. US); son, Ezra J. Benware, age 4 (b. US); and son, Amus A. Benware, age 0 months (b. US).

 

1910 US Census: Ammady Benware, age 54 (b. NYS; parents b. Fr. Canada) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household on Owls Head Road in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. He had been married once. The household also included his wife of 34 years, Amelia M. Benware, age 49 (b. NYS; father b. VT; mother b. Fr. Canada), who had been married once and had had 10 children, 9 of whom were still alive; son, Leander Benware, age 23 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a laborer; son, Napolian Benware, age 14 (b. NYS); daughter, Inez F. Benware, age 10 (b. NYS); son, Joseph E. Benware, age 9 (b. NYS); and son, Albert A. Benware, age 4 (b. NYS).

 

1920 US Census: Emmydie Benware, age 64 (b. NYS; parents b. Fr. Canada) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household on Owls Head Road in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife, Amelia M. Benware, age 59 (b. NYS; father b. VT; mother b. Fr. Canada); son, Ezra J. Benware, age 18 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a farm laborer; and son, Albert A. Benware, age 14 (b. NYS).

 

Amedee Benware married Amelia (?) and had the following children:

 

(1. Bertha Benware: Born March 1880 in New York.

 

(2. Victoria Benware: Born January 1883 in New York.

 

1905 NYS Census: Victoria Benware, age 22 (b. US) and employed as a servant, resided in the household headed by Oscar Chapin, age 59, in Malone Township, Franklin County, New York.

 

(3. Leander Benware: Born September 1886 in New York.

 

(4. George Benware: Born October 1889 in New York.

 

(5. Napoleon Benware: Born August 1895 in New York.

 

1920 US Census: Napoleon Benware, age 24 (b. NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. Fr. Canada) and employed as a laborer in a lumber mill, was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife, Gertrude Benware, age 18 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS).

 

1925 NYS Census: Napoleon Benware, age abt 29, was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. (pg 3) The household also included his wife, Leatruce Benware, age abt 23; an unnamed son, b. abt 1923; an unnamed daughter, no age provided; and son, Robert Benware, no age provided.

 

1930 US Census: Napoleon Benware, age 34 (b. NYS; parents b. Fr. Canada) and employed as a farmer; was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. He was married 1st at age 23. The household also included his wife, Gertrude Benware, age 28 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who was married 1st at age 17; son, Harwood Benware, age 7 (b. NYS); and son, Wesley, age 10 months.

 

(a. Son: Born about 1923.

 

(b. Daughter.

 

(c. Robert Benware.

 

(6. Inez F. Benware: Born April 1899 in New York.

 

(7. James E. Benware: Born about 1899 in New York.

 

(8. Ezra J. Benware: Born about 1901 in New York.

 

1925 NYS Census: Ezra Benware, age abt 29 (b. US), was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. (pg 5) The household also included his wife, Mildred Benware, age abt 18 (b. US).

 

1930 US Census: Ezra Benware, age 29 (b. NYS; parents b. Fr. Canada) and employed as a laborer in a saw mill, was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. He was married 1st at age 23. The household also included his wife, Mildred M. Benware, age 23 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who married 1st at age 18; daughter, Dorothy H. Benware, age 3 (b. NYS); and son, Francis Benware, age 1 (b. NYS).

 

(9. Amos Albert Benware "Albert": Born 1905 in New York.

 

(10. Gertrude M. Benware: (perhaps) Age 9 in the 1915 NYS Census (pg 7)

 

i. Melissa Benware:

 

j. Moise Benware:

 

k. Delphine "Dell" Benware: (perhaps) Before marriage resided at Whippleville (between Malone and Chasm Falls), Franklin County, New York before. Married Marcellus Earle/Earl (more info) and resided at South Malone, Franklin County, New York.

 

1900 US Census: Marcellus Earl, age 39 (b. Sep 1860; parents b. NYS) and employed as a laborer in a saw mill, was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife of 17 years, Dell Earl, age 34 (b. Aug 1865 in NYS; father b. NYS; mother's birth place unknown), who had had 7 children, all still alive; daughter, Dora M. Earl, age 16 (b. Feb 1884 in NYS) and single; son, Cyrus M. Earl, age 14 (b. Sep 1885 in NYS); son, George A. Earl, age 12 (b. Aug 1887 in NYS); daughter, Mabel M. Earl, age 10 (b. Jun 1889 in NYS); son, Edgar G. Earl, age 7 (b. Apr 1893 in NYS); son, Earlie H. Earl, age 5 (b. Jul 1894 in NYS); and son, Orin D. Earl, age 10 months (b. Jul 1899 in NYS). Of interest, the household headed by Lester E. Wallace, age 24, was enumerated next door.

 

6 Archibald "Archie" Benware

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born December 1846 in French speaking Canada.

 

1870 US Census: Arche Benway, age 23 (b. Canada) and employed as a farm laborer, was heading a household in Belmont Township (Malone Post Office), Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife, Sarah Benway, age 21 (b. Canada); and daughter, Sarah Benway, age 1 (b. NYS). Of interest, the households headed by Lewis Benway, age 56, and Alexander Benway, age 27, were enumerated next door.

 

1875 NYS Census: Archibald Benware, age 28 (b. Quebec, Canada) and employed as a Farmer, was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. His home was constructed from logs. The household also included his wife, Sarah Benware, age 25 (b. Franklin Co., NY); daughter, Sarah Benware, age 5 (b. Franklin Co., NY); daughter, May Benware, age 3 years and 10 months (b. Franklin Co., NY); and daughter, Delia Benware, age 2 years and 1 month (b. Franklin Co., NY).

 

1880 US Census: Archy Benware, age 32 (b. Canada; parents b. Canada; immigrated to the US in 1855 and subsequently naturalized) and employed as a farm laborer, was heading a household in Hopkinton Township, St. Lawrence County, New York. The household also included his wife, Sarah Benware, age 30 (b. Canada; father b. NYS; mother b. Canada), who could not read or write; daughter, Sarah Benware, age 10 (b. Canada), who was in school, but could not read or write; daughter, Mary Benware, age 8 (b. NYS) and in school; daughter, Delia Benware, age 7 (b. NYS) and in school; son, Meddy Benware, age 5 (b. NYS); son, Oliver Benware, age 3 (b. NYS); and daughter, Emma Benware, age 1.

 

1900 US Census: Archie Benware, age 53 (b. Dec 1846 in Fr. Canada; parents b. Fr. Canada) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife of 31 years, Sarah Benware, age 51 (b. Oct 1848 in Fr. Canada; parents b. Fr. Canada), who had had 13 children, 10 of whom were still alive; son, John Benware, age 19 (b. May 1881 in NYS), single, and employed as a farm laborer; son, Alfred Benware, age 17 (b. Mar 1883 in NYS) and single; son, Newel Benware, age 15 (b. Jan 1885 in NYS) and single; daughter, Ellen Benware, age 13 (b. Mar 1887 in NYS); son, Nelson Benware, age 9 (b. Apr 1891 in NYS); and daughter, Ida Benware, age 6 (b. Dec 1893 in NYS). Of interest, his close neighbor was the household headed by Amedy Benware, which also included his parents, Louis and Amelia.

 

1905 NYS Census: Archie Benware, age 58 (b. Fr. Canada) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. He had resided in the US for 54 years. The household also included his son, Nelson A. Benware, age 14 (b. US) and in school; and daughter, Ada/Ida E. Benware, age 12 (b. US) and in school.

 

1910 US Census: Archie Benware, age 63 (b. Fr. Canada; parents b. Fr. Canada), widowed, and employed as a laborer doing odd jobs , was heading a one-person household on Owls Head Road in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. He immigrated to the US in 1851 and was subsequently naturalized.

 

1915 NYS Census: Archie Benware, Sr., age abt 68, was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his son, Newell F. Benware, age abt 30.

 

1925 NYS Census: Archie Benware, age 78 (b. Canada), was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. He had resided in the US for 78 years. (pg 2) The household also included his son, John Benware, age abt 44 (b. US); daughter-in-law, Virginia Benware, age abt 41 (b. US); granddaughter, Libbie Benware, age abt 20 (b. US); grandson, Roy J. Benware, age abt 18 (b. US); grandson, George Benware, age abt 16 (b. US); grandson, Archie Benware, age abt 13 (b. US).

 

1930 US Census: Archie Benware, Sr., age 83 (b. Fr. Canada), resided in the household headed by his son, John Benware, age 48, and his family in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York.

 

2. Wife: Sarah (?)

 

Born October 1848 French speaking Canada; parents born in French speaking Canada.

 

3. Children:

 

a. Sarah Benware: Born about 1870 in Canada.

 

b. Mary/May Benware: Born about 1871 in New York.

 

c. Delia Benware: (more info) Born about 1873 in New York. Died 11 October 1889 from complications of an enlarged and dilated heart while working as a servant in the household of William Paddock south of Malone, Franklin County, New York; suddenly collapsed and could not be revived.

 

d. Ameda "Meddy" Benware: (male) Born about 1875 in New York.

 

1905 NYS Census: Ameda Benware, age 29 (b. US) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife, Cordelia Benware, age 26 (b. Fr. Canada); son, William Benware, age 4 (b. US); and son, Earnest Benware, age 3 (b. US).

 

1915 NYS Census: Ameda Benware, age abt 60, was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. (pg 6) The household also included his wife, Amelia M. Benware, age abt 55; son, Napoleon Benware, age abt 19; daughter, Inez P. Benware, age abt 16.

 

Ameda Benware married Cordelia "Amelia" M. (?) and had the following children:

 

(1. William Benware: Born about 1901.

 

(2. Earnest Benware: Born about 1902.

 

e. Oliver Archie Benware: See generation 5, below.

 

f. Emma Benware: Born May 1880 in New York.

 

1900 US Census: Wallace E. Lester, age 24 (b. Dec 1875 in NYS) and employed as a day laborer, was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife of 2 years, Emma B. Lester, age 20 (b. May 1880 in NYS; parents b. French-speaking Canada); and daughter, Hazel M. Lester, age 2 (b. May 1898). Of interest, the household headed by Louis Benware, age 50, and Marcellus Earl, age 39, were enumerated almost next door.

 

Emma Benware married Wallace E. Lester (b. Dec 1875 in NYS) of Owl's Head, Franklin County on 16 May 1898 and had the following children:

 

(1. Hazel M. Lester: Born May 1898 in New York.

 

(2. Elsie I. Lester: Born about 1901 in New York.

 

(3. Beatrice Lester: Born abut 1902 in New York.

 

(2. Theresa "Lessie" N./M. Lester: Born about 1905 in New York.

 

(3. Florance L. Lester: Born about 1910 in New York.

 

(4. Floid W. Lester: Born about 1912 in New York.

 

(5. Unice B. Lester: Born about 1913 in New York.

 

g. John J. Benware: Born about 1881/83 in New York.

 

1905 NYS Census: John J. Benware, age 23 (b. US) and employed as a day laborer, was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife, Verginia M. Benware, age 21 (b. US); and daughter, Libbie M. Benware, age 11 months.

 

1910 US Census: John J. Benware, age 28 (b. NYS; parents b. Fr. Canada) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household on Owls Head Road in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. He had been married once. The household also included his wife of 8 years, Virginia M. Benware, age 26 (b. NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. Fr. Canada), who was married once and had had 4 children, 3 of whom were still alive; daughter, Libbie Benware, age 5 (b. NYS); son, Roy J. Benware, age 3 (b. NYS); son, Theadore H. Benware, age 1 (b. NYS); and hired Man, Louis Lamica, age 22 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), single, and employed as a laborer.

 

1915 NYS Census: John J. Benware, age abt 33, was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. (pg 6) The household also included his wife, Virginia M. Benware, age abt 30; daughter, Libbie M. Benware, age abt 11.

 

1920 US Census: John P. Benware, age 38 (b. NYS; parents b. Fr. Canada) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household on Owls Head Road in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife, Virginie M. Benware, age 35 (b. NYS; parents b. Fr. Canada); daughter, Libbie M. Benware, age 15 (b. NYS) and single; son, Roy J. Benware, age 13 (b. NYS); son, Theadore S. Benware, age 10 (b. NYS); son, Archie Benware, Jr., age 8 (b. NYS); and father, Archie Benware, Sr., age 73 (b. Fr. Canada; parents b. Fr. Canada), widowed, and not employed.

 

1925 NYS Census: John Benware, age about 44, and his family, resided in the household headed by his father in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York.

 

1930 US Census: John Benware, age 48 (b. NYS; parents b. Fr. Canada) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. He was married 1st at age 19. The household also included his wife, Virginia Benware, age 46 (b. NYS; parents b. Fr. Canada), who was married 1st at age 16; daughter, Libbie M. Benware, age 25 (b. NYS) and single, with no occupation; son, Theodora Benware, age 21 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a farmer; son, Archie Benware, age 18 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a farmer; and grandfather, Archie Benware, Sr., age 83 (b. Fr. Canada) and retired, who immigrated to the US in 1850 and was subsequently naturalized.

 

John J. Benware married Virginia M. (?) (b. abt 1884 in the US) and had the following children:

 

(1. Libbie M. Benware: Born about 1904 in the US.

 

(2. Roy J. Benware: Born about 1907.

 

1930 US Census: Roy Benware, age 23 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed by the NY Central Railroad as a section maintainer, was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife, Anna Benware, age 16 (b. NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. Fr. Canada). They had been married less than a year.

 

(3. Theadore H. Benware: Born about 1909.

 

(4. Archie Benware: Born about 1912.

 

h. Alfred Benware: Born about 1883 in New York.

 

1905 NYS Census: Alfred Benware, age 22 (b. US) and employed as a saloon keeper, was heading a one-person household in Malone Township, Franklin County, New York.

 

i. Newell F. Benware: Born about 1885 in New York.

 

1905 NYS Census: Newil Benware, age 20 (b. US) and employed as a day laborer, resided in the household headed by Nelson Peat, age 45, in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York.

 

1915 NYS Census: Newell F. Benware, age abe 30, resided with his father in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York.

 

j. Ellen Benware: Born about 1887 in New York.

 

k. Nelson A. Benware: Born about 1891 in New York.

 

l. Ida B. Benware: Born about 1893 in New York.

 

5 Oliver Archie Benware (more info)

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 2 April 1877 in New York (also seen: b. Canada). Died 7 September 1962, age 85, in Malone Township, Franklin County, New York; interred Calvary Cemetery, Norwood, St. Lawrence County, New York. In 1918 resided near Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York.

 

1880 US Census: Oliver Benware, age 3, resided with his parents in Hopkinton Township, St. Lawrence County, New York.

 

1900 US Census: No record found.

 

1905 NYS Census: Oliver Benware, age 28 (b. US) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Malone Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife, Eliza Benware, age 22 (b. US); daughter, Eva M. Benware, age 5 (b. US); daughter, Blanche E. Benware, age 3 (b. US); and son, Emelile J. Benware, age 1 (b. US). Of interest, his close neighbor was a one person household headed by Alfred Benware, age 22 (b. US) and employed as a saloon keeper.

 

1910 US Census: Oliver A. Benware, age 33 (b. NYS; father b. French speaking Canada; mother b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Duane Township, Franklin County, New York. He had been married once. The household also included his wife of 11 years, Eliza M. Benware, age 27 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who had been married once and had had 5 children, all still alive; daughter, Eva M. Benware, age 10 (b. NYS); daughter, Blanche E. Benware, age 8 (b. NYS); son, Emile J. Benware, age 6 (b. NYS); son, Floyd J. Benware, age 3 (b. NYS); and son, Leo A. Benware, age 9 months (b. NYS).

 

1920 US Census: Oliver Benware, age 42 (b. NYS; parents b. French speaking Canada) and employed as an oiler in a paper mill, was heading a household in Potsdam Township, St. Lawrence County, New York. The household also included his wife, Eliza M. Benware, age 36 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); daughter, Blanche E. Benware, age 17 (b. NYS) and single; son, Emile J. Benware, age 16 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a trucker for a paper mill; son, Floyd J. Benware, age 13 (b. NYS); and son, Leo Archey Benware, age 10 (b. NYS).

 

1925 NYS Census: Oliver A. Benware, age 45, was heading a household at RFD 1, Manlius Township, Onondaga County, New York. The household also included his wife, Eliza R. Benware, age 42; son, Emile J. Benware, age 20; son, Floyd J. Benware, age 17; son, Leo R. Benware, age 16; and daughter, Blanche Benware, age 23. (pg 18)

 

1930 US Census: Oliver Benware, age 53 (b. NYS, father b. Canada; mother b. NYS) and employed as a laborer doing odd jobs, was heading a household on the Gabriels to Rainbow Lake Road in Brighton Township, Franklin County, New York. He was married 1st at age 21. The household also included his wife, Eliza Benware, age 47 (b. NYS), who was married 1st at age 16; son, Floyd Benware, age 21 (b. NYS) and single, with no occupation recorded; daughter, Blanch Benware, age 28 (b. NYS) and single, with no occupation recorded; and daughter, Eva Dewey, age 30 (b. NYS), who was married 1st at age 19 and had no recorded occupation.

 

1940 US Census: Oliver Benware, age 63 (b. NYS), who had had no formal education, and employed as a lap cutter in a paper mill, was heading a household on Route 6 in Potsdam Township, St. Lawrence County, New York. The household also included his wife, Eliza Benware, age 56 (b. NYS), who had completed 3rd grade; daughter, Blanch Benware, age 39 (b. NYS) and single, who had completed 2nd grade (no occupation recorded); and son, Floyd Benware, age 37 (b. NYS) and single, who had completed 2nd grade (no occupation recorded).

 

2. Wife: Eliza M. Trushaw

 

Born about 1879 in Canada. Died .

 

3. Children:

 

a. Eva M. Benware: (more info) Born 15 November 1899 in New York. Employed as a farmer. At age 19 married Herbert Dewey, age 35, son of George and Hattie (Senter) Dewey, on 6 May 1919.

 

b. Blanche E. Benware: Born about 1901 in New York. Only completed 2nd grade. In 1940 resided with her parents; no occupation mentioned.

 

c. Floyd J. Benware: Born about 1903 in New York. Only completed 2nd grade. In 1940 resided with his parents; no occupation mentioned.

 

d. Emile Joseph Benware: (more info) Born about 1904 in New York. Died 21 March 1958; interred Hailesboro Cemetery, Hailesboro Township, St. Lawrence County, New York.

 

1910 US Census: Emile J. Benware, age 6 (b. NYS), resided with his parents in Duane Township, Franklin County, New York.

 

1920 US Census: Emile J. Benware, age 16, resided with his parents in Potsdam Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1925 NYS Census: Emile J. Benware, age 20, resided with his parents in Manlius Township, Onondaga County, New York. (pg 18; house RFD1)

 

1930 US Census: Emile J. Benware, age 26 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as farm laborer, was heading a household on Jefferson Street Road in De Kalb Township, St. Lawrence County, New York. He was married at age 23. The household also included his wife, Marion F. Benware, age 20 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who was married at age 17; daughter, Dorothy J. Benware, age 3 years and 5 months (b. NYS); and daughter, Ruby E. Benware, age 2 and 11 months (b. NYS).

 

1940 US Census: Emile Benware, age 34 (b. NYS) and employed managing a farm, was heading a household in Gouverneur Township, St. Lawrence County, New York. He had completed 8th grade, and in April 1935 resided in St. Lawrence County. The household also included his wife, Marion Benware, age 30 (b. NYS), who had completed 8th grade; daughter, Dorothy Benware, age 14 (b. NYS); daughter, Ruby Benware, age 12 (b. NYS); son, Gerald Benware, age 7 (b. NYS); and son, Roderick Benware, age 3 (b. NYS).

 

At age 22 married Marion Francis Lucus, age 18, daughter of Clarence and Electa (Mcqua) Lucas, on 4 June 1927 (license issued 26 Apr 1927) in De Kalb Township, St. Lawrence County, New York and had the following children:

 

(1. Dorothy J. Benware: Born about 1926 in New York.

 

(2. Ruby E. Benware: Born about 1928 in New York.

 

(3. Gerald Benware: Born about 1933 in New York.

 

(4. Roderick Benware: Born about 1937 in New York.

 

e. Leo Archie Benware: See generation 4, below.

 

4 Leo Archie Benware

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 1 July 1909 at Owls Head, Malone Township, St. Lawrence County, New York. Died 12 January 2008, age 98/99; interred Hailesboro Cemetery, Hailesboro, St. Lawrence County, New York. Resided at Richville, De Kalb Township, St. Lawrence County, New York.

 

1910 US Census: Leo A. Benware, age 9 months, resided with his parents in Duane Township, Franklin County, New York.

 

1920 US Census: Leo Archey Benware, age 10, resided with his parents in Potsdam Township, St. Lawrence County, New York.

 

1925 NYS Census: Leo A. Benware, age 16, resided with his parents in Manlius Township, Onondaga County, New York.

 

1930 US Census: No record found; would have been about 20 years old.

 

1940 US Census: Leo A. Benware, age 28 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in De Kalb Township, Jefferson County, New York. He had completed 8th grade and resided in St. Lawrence County, New York in April 1935. The household also included his wife, Ada Benware, age 27 (b. NYS), who had completed 8th grade; son, Leo A. Benware, Jr., age 3 (b. NYS); son, Robert L. Benware, age 6 months (b. NYS); and farm hand, Albert Hills, age 54 (b. VT), who had completed 8th grade and in April 1935 resided in St. Lawrence County, New York.

 

2. Wife: Ada Belva Lucas

 

Born 8 April 1912 in De Kalb Township, St. Lawrence County, New York; daughter of Clarence and Electa (Laquee) Lucas. Died October 1982; interred Maple Grove Cemetery, Richville, St. Lawrence County, New York. Married Leo Archie Benware on .

 

3. Children:

 

a. Leo Garnet Benware: See generation 3, below.

 

b. Robert Lucas Draftsman Benware: Born 10 September 1939 at Richville, St. Lawrence County, New York. Died 11 October 1998, age 59, at Alexandria Bay, Jefferson County, New York. Graduated from Gouverneur Central School and Canton Agricultural and Technical Institute. Employed as a draftsman. Married Mary Elizabeth Carr, daughter of Earl A. Carr of Peabody Road, Gouverneur, in 1963 (John William Riordan was Robert's best man.) Mary graduated from Governeur Cental School and the Central City Business Institute.

 

c. Jeanne C. Benware: Born 1942. Married (?) Bresett.

 

3 Leo Garnet Benware

 

Born 12 May 1936 at Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York. Died 28 December 1975, age 39; interred East Riverside Cemetery, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York. Married, as her 1st husband, Shirley Ann Jerome, paragraph 4.c.(3.(a.(1)(d)[1. of generation 3 of the Briant Annex on 26 January 1954 in the parsonage of the United Methodist Church, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County.

 

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Other, still unidentified, Benware names:

 

Westville Twp:

 

 

1860 US Census: There was a Joseph Benway, age 27 (b. Canada) and employed as a day laborer, heading a household in Burke Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included Mary Benway, age 18 (b. Canada); and Polley Benway, age 67 (b. Canada).

 

1. Clovis Benware: Born about 1835 in French speaking Canada.

 

1860 US Census: Coves Benware, age 25 (b. Canada) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Westville Township, Franklin County, New York. His real estate was valued at $400 and his personal property was valued at $100. The household also included his wife, Josaphin Benware, age 21 (b. Canada); and daughter, Amelia Benware, age 1 (b. NYS).

 

1875 NYS Census: Clovis Benware, age 41 (b. Quebec, Canada) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. His home was constructed from logs. The household also included his wife, Josephine Benware, age 30 (b. Quebec, Canada); daughter, Amelia Benware, age 16 (b. Franklin Co., NY); daughter, Elisabeth Benware, age 14 (b. Franklin Co., NY); daughter, Pheba Benware, age 12 (b. Franklin Co., NY); son, Frederick Benware, age 10 (b. Franklin Co., NY); daughter, Louisa Benware, age 8 (b. Franklin Co., NY); daughter, Harrett Benware, age 6 (b. Franklin Co., NY); son, Thomas Benware, age 5 (b. Franklin Co., NY); and son, Albert Benware, age 1 (b. Franklin Co., NY).

 

1900 US Census: Clovus Benware, age 65 (b. unknown date in Fr. Canada; parents b. Fr. Canada) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. He immigrated to the US in 1850; subsequently naturalized. The household also included his wife of 43 years, Josephine Benware, age 59 (b. Nov 1840 in Fr. Canada; parents b. Fr. Canada), who had had 10 children, all still alive; and son, Albert Benware, age 25 (b. Jun 1874 NYS), single, and employed as day laborer. Of interest, the household headed by Lucius E. Brown, age 40, was enumerated next door.

 

Clovis Benware married Josephine (?) and had the following children:

 

a. Amelia Benware: Born about 1859 in Franklin County, New York.

 

b. Elizabeth Benware: Born about 1861 in Franklin County, New York.

 

1875 NYS Census: Elizabeth Benware, age 14 (b. Franklin Co., NY) and employed as a servant, resided in the household headed by Abner Croff, age 32, in Malone Township, Franklin County, New York.

 

c. Phoebe/Pheba Benware: Born September 1862 in French-speaking Canada. Died .

 

1900 US Census: Lucius Brown, age 40 (b. Nov 1859 in NYS; father's birth place unknown; mother b. VT) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife, Phoebe Brown, age 37 (b. Sep 1862 in French Speaking Canada; parents b. French-speaking Canada), who had had 7 children, 6 of whom were still alive; daughter, Maud M. Brown, age 17 (b. NYS); daughter, Nettie B. Brown, age 14 (b. NYS); daughter, Gertie Brown, age 12 (b. NYS); daughter, Carrie Brown, age 9 (b. NYS); son, Floyd Brown, age 5 (b. NYS); and daughter, Florence Brown, age 1 (b. NYS). Of interest, the household headed by Clovis Benware, age 65, was enumerated next door.

 

1940 US Census: Phoebe Brown, age 79, resided in the household headed by her son, Floyd, age 43, in Belmont Township, Franklin County, New York.

 

Phoebe Benware of Bellmont Township, New York married Lucius E. Brown (b. Nov 1859 in NYS, d. 1938; interred Chasm Falls Protestant Cem.) of Bellmont Township on 12 January 1884 at the Methodist-Episcopal Parsonage, South Malone, Franklin County, New York and had the following children:

 

(1. Maud M. Brown: Born August 1883.

 

(2. Nettie B. Browns: Born March 1886.

 

(3. Gertrude "Gertie" P. Brown: Born March 1888. In 1940 was single and resided in the household headed by her brother, Floyd, in Belmont Township, Franklin County, New York.

 

(4. Carrie Brown: Born April 1891. Married Leon H. Kingmon, age 23, son of Henry and Gertrude (Surprise) Kingmon, on 24 October 1921 at Owls Head, Franklin County, New York.

 

(5. Floyd H. Brown: Born September 1895. Married Sadie M. (?) and had the following children:

 

(a. Robert E. Brown: Born about 1924 in New York.

 

(b. Eleanor J. Brown: Born about 1926 in New York.

 

(c. Joyce L. Brown: Born about 1930 in New York.

 

(d. James F. Brown: Born about 1936 in New York.

 

(6. Florence B. Brown: Born April 1899. Married Moses C. Garner, age 25, son of Dennis M. and Menia (Therns) Garner, on 19 September 1920 at Owls Head, Franklin County, New York.

 

d. Fredrick Benware: Born about 1865 in Franklin County, New York. Perhaps married Miss Victoria Petell on 4 September 1900 in the Chasm Falls Catholic Church, Chasm Falls, Franklin County.

 

e. Louisa Benware: Born about 1867 in Franklin County, New York.

 

f. Harriett Benware: Born about 1869 in Franklin County, New York.

 

g. Thomas Benware: Born about 1870 in Franklin County, New York.

 

1905 NYS Census: Thomas Benware, age 32 (b. US) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife, Eva Benware, age 26 (b. US); son, Lawrence Benware, age 8 (b. US); daughter, Sadie B. Benware, age 4 (b. US); and son, Thomas D. Benware, age 10 months.

 

Thomas Benware married Eva (?) and had the following children:

 

(1. Lawrence Benware: Born about 1897.

 

(2. Sadie B. Benware: Born about 1901.

 

(3. Thomas D. Benware: Born about 1904.

 

h. Albert Benware: Born June 1874 in Franklin County, New York.

 

2. Francis Benware: Born about 1849 in Canada.

 

1860 US Census; Francis Benware, age 11, resided in the household headed by Horace H. Clark, age 27 (b. Canada) and employed as a farmer, in Westville Township, Franklin County, New York.

 

3. Francis Benware: Born about 1822 in Canada.

 

1870 US Census: Francis Benware, age 48 (b. Canada) and employed as farm laborer, was heading a household in Westville Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife, Louisa Benware, age 45 (b. Canada); daughter, Nettie Benware, age 10 (b. Canada); daughter, Harriet Benware, age 8 (b. NYS); and daughter, Aurilla Benware, age 6 (b. NYS). Of interest, his presumed daughter, Delia Benware, age 17 (b. NYS), was employed as a domestic servant in the next door household headed by Martha Cushman.

 

a. Delia Benware: (perhaps) Born about 1853 in NY.

 

1870 US Census: Delia Benware, age 17 (b. NYS) and employed as a domestic servant, resided in the household headed by Martha Cushman, age 39, in Westville Township, Franklin County, New York. Her presumed father, Francis Benware, age 48, was heading a household next door.

 

b. Nettie Benware: Born about 1860 in New York.

 

c. Harriet Benware: Born about 1862 in New York.

 

d. Aurilla Benware: Born about 1864 in New York.

 

 

Malone Twp:

 

1. Delphine Benwar: Born about 1843 in Canada.

 

1860 US Census: Delphine Benwar, age 17 (b. Canada) and employed as a servant, resided in the household headed by Peter Barnard, age 53 (b. Canada, in Malone Township, Franklin County, New York.

 

2. John Benware: Born about 1883 in New York.

 

1925 NYS Census: John Benware, age abt 42 (b. US), was heading a household in Malone Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife, Virginia Benware, age abt 49 (b. US); and daughter, Marie Benware, age abt 18 (b. US).

 

a. Marie Benware: Born about 1907.

 

3. Libbie A. Benware, age 21 (b. Aug 1878 in NYS; parents b. Fr. Canada) and single, was employed as a servant in the household headed by Selvester E. Greg in the Village of Malone, Malone Township, Franklin County, New York.

 

4. Ignace Benoit: Married Charlotte Monty and had the following son:

 

a. Narcisse Ignace Benoit: Born 1817. Married Emelie Stebenne (b. 1821), daughter of Charles and Marie (Ostiguy) Stebenne, and had the following son:

 

(1. Amos/Amable Benware/Benoit: (more info) Born April 1849 in French-speaking Canada. Died 1909 in New York. Immigrated to the US at about age 14 (1862). Employed as a farmer.

 

1900 US Census: Amos Benway, age 51 (b. Apr 1849 in English-speaking Canada; parents b. Ireland) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Malone Township, Franklin County, New York. He immigrated to the US in 1861 and was subsequently naturalized. The household also included his wife of 26 years, Melia Benway, age 44 (b. Oct 1856 in NYS; parents b. NYS), who had had 5 children, 4 of whom were still alive; son, Amos Benway, age 18 (b. Apr 1882 in NYS), single, and employed as a farm laborer; son, Michael Benway, age 16 (b. Jun 1883 in NYS), single, and employed as a farm laborer, and son, Fred Benway, age 13 (b. Jul 1886 in NYS) and in school.

 

1905 NYS Census: Amos Benware, age 56 (b. Fr. Canada) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household on Lake Titus, Malone Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife, Amelia Benware, age 49 (b. US); son, Michael Benware, age 22 (b. US); and son, Frederick Benware, age 18 (b. US).

 

Amos Benware married, as her 1st husband, Amelia "Melia" Blair (more info) (b. abt 1856/58 in NYS in Malone Twp, Franklin Co., NY, d. 1923, age 68, at home near Lake Titus, NY; interred Chasm Falls Reformed Church Cemetery, Chasm Falls, NY), daughter of Peter/Pierre (b. Canada) and Edwid/Edwidge (Delorie) Blair (b. US), about 1874 in New York and had the following children:

 

(a. Harriet "Hattie" Benware: Born 1875 at Keeseville, Clinton County, New York. Died 1948 in Burlington Township, Chittenden County, Vermont. Married Alton/Almon Sheean/Sheen in 1900 in Brandon Township, Franklin County, New York and subsequently resided in Vermont.

 

(b. Elisabella/Elizabeth Hedwidge Benware: Born 1877 at Keeseville, Clinton County, New York. Died 1900. Married Fred Laberge/Labarge.

 

(c. Emilie Adele Benware: Born 1879 at Redford, Saranac Township, Clinton County, New York.

 

(d. Amos Benware: Born April 1882 in Chateaugay Township, Franklin County, New York. Died 1946 in Malone Township, Franklin County. In 1923 resided at South Malone, Franklin County, New York.

 

(e. Michael "Mike" Benware: Born June 1883 in Chateaugay Township, Franklin County, New York. Died 1969 in Malone Township, Franklin County, New York. In 1923 resided at South Malone, Franklin County, New York.

 

1915 NYS Census: Michael Benware, age abt 32, was heading a household in Malone Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife, Emma Benware, age abt 27; daughter, Blanche Benware, age abt 5; son, Charles Benware, age abt 3; and daughter, Elizabeth Benware, age abt 1.

 

1925 NYS Census: Michael Benware, age abt 42 (b. US), was heading a household in Malone Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also include his wife, Emma D. Benware, age abt 39 (b. US); daughter, Blanche R. Benware, age abt 14; son, Charles R. Benware, age abt 13; daughter, Elizabeth L. Benware, age abt 10; Archie F. Benware, age abt 8; daughter, Mildred D. Benware, age abt 6; son, J. Joseph Benware, age abt 4; and daughter, Harriet Benware, age abt 1.

 

Michael Benware married Emma D. Bruen/Bruno (b. abt 1887 in NYS), daughter of Medrick and Emma (Disotelle) Bruen/Bruno, on 19 February 1910 at Malone, Franklin County, New York and had the following children:

 

(1) Blanche R. Benware: Born 24 April 1910 in Malone Township, Franklin County, New York. Died 19 February 2010, age 99; interred Chasm Falls, New York. Married (?) Beach. Resided at North Bangor, New York.

 

(2) Charles R. Benware: Born about 1912.

 

(3) Elizabeth L. Benware: Born 31 January 1914 at Lake Titus, New York. Died 13 February 2013, age 99, at Malone, Franklin County, New York.

 

(4) Archie F. Benware: Born about 1917.

 

(5) Mildred D. Benware: Born about 1919.

 

(6) J. Joseph Benware: Born about 1921.

 

(7) Harriet Benware: Born about 1924.

 

(f. Frederick/Alfred "Fred" Benware: Born July 1886 at Lake Titus, Malone Township, Franklin County, New York (also seen: b. Chateaugay Twp, Franklin Co., NY). Died 1972 at Lowville, Lewis County, New York. In 1923 resided in Dickinson Township, Franklin County, New York. Married (1st) Julia Anna Disotelle, daughter of Abraham and Maggie (Bigness) Disotelle, on 22 June 1908 at Malone, Franklin County, New York. Married (2nd) his sister-in-law, Emma (Bruen) Benware (b. abt 1887), daughter of Medrick and Emma (Disotelle) Bruen on 19 February 1910 at Malone, New York.

 

1915 NYS Census: There was a Fred Benware, age abt 28, heading a household in Chateaugay Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife, Rose Benware, age abt 27.

 

Widow Amelia (Blair) Benware married (2nd), as his 2nd marriage, Frederick "Fred" J. Green (more info) (b. abt 1868 in Clinton Twp, Clinton Co., NY), son of Jesse (b. England) and Mary (Clark) Green (b. US), on 11 June 1912 at Chasm Falls, Franklin County, New York.

 

5. Fred Benware: Born about 1896.

 

1925 NYS Census: Fred Benwore, age abt 29 (b. US), was heading a household in Malone Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife, Rose Benwore, age abt 1898 (b. US).

 

6. Fredrick Benware: Born about 1891.

 

1915 NYS Census: Frederick Benwers, age about 28 (28 years in US), was heading a household in Malone Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife, Julia Benwers, age abt 24 (24 years in US); son, Fredrick Benwers, Jr., age abt 6 (in the US 6 years); son, Roy Benwers, age abt 4 (in the US 4 years); and son, Floyd Benwers, age abt 4 (in the US 180 days).

 

a. Fredrick Benwers, Jr.: Born about 1909.

 

b. Roy Benwers: Born about 1911.

 

c. Floyd Benwers: Born about 1911.

 

7. Bert Benware: Born about 1888 in the US.

 

1925 NYS Census: Bert Benware, age abt 37, was heading a household in Malone Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife, Mary Benware, age abt 39 (b. US); son, Floyd Benware, age abt 9 (b. US); son, Patrick Benware, age abt 6 (b. US); son, William Benware, age abt 3 (b. US);

 

8. John Benware: Born about 1857. In 1915 was an inmate in Malone Township, Franklin County, New York.

 

10. Frank Benware: Born about 1841. In 1915 was an inmate in Malone Township, Franklin County, New York.

 

11. Catherine Benware: Born about 1856 in New York.

 

1870 US Census: Catherine Benware, age 14 (b. NYS) and employed as a domestic servant, resided in the household headed by Benjamin Clark, age 58, in Malone Township, Franklin County, New York.

 

12. Francis Benware: Born about 1806 in English-speaking Canada.

 

1850 US Census: Of possible interest, there was a Francis Benway, age 44 (b. English-speaking Canada) and employed as a farmer, heading a household in Malone Township, Franklin County, New York. The household also included his wife, Flavia Benway, age 36 (b. English-speaking Canada); son, Valtel Benway, age 16 (b. English-speaking Canada) and employed as a laborer; daughter, Flavia Benway, age 14 (b. English-speaking Canada); daughter, Sophia Benway, age 9 (b. English-speaking Canada); son, Joseph Benway, age 7 (b. English-speaking Canada); son, George Benway, age 5 (b. English-speaking Canada); and son, Peter Benway, age 3 months (b. NYS).

 

Francis Benware married Flavia (?) and had the following children:

 

a. Valtel Benware: Born about 1834 in Enlish-speaking Canada.

 

b. Flavia Benware: Born about 1836 in English-speaking Canada.

 

c. Sophia Benware: Born about 1841 in English-speaking Canada.

 

d. Joseph Benware: Born about 1843 in English-speaking Canada.

 

e. George Benware: Born about 1845 in English-speaking Canada.

 

f. Peter Benware: Born about 1850 in New York.

 

Other:

 

1. John Benware: Born about 1822 in Canada.

 

1850 US Census: John Benware, age 28 (b. Canada) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Mooers Township, Clinton County, New York. The household also included his wife, Mary Benware, age 31 (b. Canada); son, Charles Benware, age 5 (b. Canada); son, Albert Benware, age 2 (b. Canada); son, Triflis Benware, age 13 (b. Canada); and son, Damos Benware, age 10 (b. Canada).

 

2. Albert Benware: Born about 1820 in Canada.

 

1870 US Census: Albert Benware, age 50 (b. Canada) and employed as a shoemaker, was heading a household in Saranac Township, Clinton County, New York. His real estate was valued at $200 and his personal property was valued at $150. The household also included his wife, Eva Benware, age 49 (b. Canada); daughter, Sophia Benware, age 19 (b. Canada); daughter, Mary Benware, age 14 (b. Canada); daughter, Maria Benware, age 14; daughter, Adalade Benware, age 10 (b. Canada); daughter, Melinda Benware, age 8 (b. Canada); daughter, Thuressa Benware, age 6 (b. Canada); and daughter, Verginia Benware, age 4 (b. Canada).

 

a. Sophia Benware: Born about 1851 in Canada.

 

b. Mary Benware: Born about 1856 in Canada.

 

c. Maria Benware: Born about 1856 in Canada.

 

d. Adalade Benware: Born about 1860 in Canada.

 

e. Melinda Benware: Born about 1862 in Canada.

 

f. Thuressa Benware: Born about 1864 in Canada.

 

g. Verginia Benware: Born about 1866 in Canada.

 

3. Louis Benware: Married Emma Fountain and had the following son:

 

a. Jerry Benware: (more info) Born Canada. Employed as a mason. Married Xodol Ramo, daughter of Xavier and Eadel (?) Ramo, on 5 May 1902 in Colchester Township, Vermont.

 

4. George Benware: Born September 1875 in New York.

 

1900 US Census: George Benware, age 24 (b. Sep 1875 in NYS; parents b. Fr. Canada) single, was employed as a servant in the household headed by William J. Smith, age 62 (b. VT) in Bellmont Township, Franklin County, New York (just a few houses from the household headed by Alex Benware, age 57.

 

 

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