Ovelia,May I inquire if the obit of your Benjamin has a daughter, Sarah Elizabeth HAWK, listed?
I have a Benjamin b. abt 1814 in OH(probably around Pike Co.)lived in MO between 1840 and 1850 (maybe Camden Co.)then in 1850 & 1860 was in Shelby Co., IL. I loose him then. His daughter,Sarah Elizabeth, ended up in Newton Co., MO.The small cemetery where she is buried has a James ALLEN b. Aug 30, 1813 - d. Aug 10, 1888, and a Thomas ALLEN died Sept 10, 1875 age 62 y.Have not been able to connect them with S.E., however. Her siblings listed in 1850: Clinton(b.OH 11), Marion (b.MO 9), Mary C. (b.IL 4), John M. (b. IL). Benjamin's wife, Naomi (SLAVENS), listed as 36 b. OH. Living with them Frances Sypes 20 (f) MA. I need parents of Benjamin. Thanks in advance for any leads. Grace