I have information on Philip Benn and his first wife, Sarah Thayer. Philip came to Jackson Co., MI with one of his sons (Thomas Jefferson "Jeff") before 1870 to settle and start farming. Sarah was still in Oneida Co., NY with four other children (John, Elizath, David and Edward) when the 1870 census was taken. She must have joined him in MI before 1873 as they had a daughter that was born in 1873 in Jackson Co., MI. Sarah died sometime after 1874 and before Philip married Clarinda Reardon in 1876. I have more detailed information (censuses, etc.) and sources that I will be happy to share if anyone wants it..just e-mail me.
Generation No. 1
1.HENRY (HENDRICK)5 BENN(PETER B.4, BASTIAN3, PETER (PIETER)2, HUGO (HUGH)1) was born 7 August 1792 in Claverack,Columbia,New York, and died 16 November 1873 in Jackson Co.,MI.He married (1) SOPHRONIA COON Bef. 1823.She was born Abt. 1795, and died Bef. 1850 in NY.He married (2) LYDIA Bef. 1850.She was born Abt. 1796 in New York, and died 30 October 1857 in Jackson Co.,MI.He married (3) RUTH Aft. 1857.
Children of HENRY BENN and SOPHRONIA COON are:
i. PHILLIP HENRY6 BENN, b. 7 August 1823, Madison Co.,NY; d. Aft. 1888, Jackson Co.,MI.
ii. ELIJAH BENN, b. 1827; d. 1884, Jackson Co.,MI; m. JANE.
Generation No. 2
2.PHILLIP HENRY6 BENN (HENRY (HENDRICK)5, PETER B.4, BASTIAN3, PETER (PIETER)2, HUGO (HUGH)1) was born 7 August 1823 in Madison Co.,NY, and died Aft. 1888 in Jackson Co.,MI.He married (1) SARAH THAYER Abt. 1847 in NY, daughter of DERANCY THAYER and SARAH SMITH.She was born Abt. 1832 in Verona,Oneida,NY, and died Bef. September 1876 in Jackson Co.,MI.He married (2) CLARINDA JEANETTE REARDON 16 September 1876 in Sandstone,Jackson Co.,MI.She was born 24 July 1857 in IA.
Children of PHILLIP BENN and SARAH THAYER are:
i. JOHN7 BENN, b. 14 December 1852, Sconondoa,Oneida,New York; d. 25 October 1935, Jackson,Jackson,Michigan.
ii. HENRY BENN, b. 14 May 1848, NY; d. 22 April 1914, Tompkins,Jackson,MI(65y 11m7d).
iii. MARTHA BENN, b. 1850.
iv. ELIZABETH BENN, b. December 1856.
v. THOMAS JEFFERSON BENN, b. 1856.
vi. DAVID FILLMORE BENN, b. 6 December 1858, NY; d. 14 September 1903, Jackson Co.,MI; m. DRUCILLA REARDON, 3 September 1881, Jackson Co.,MI; b. Abt. 1866, Tompkins,Jackson,MI.
vii. EDWARD BENN, b. Abt. 1862, NY.
viii. CAROLINE BENN, b. 3 December 1865, NY; d. 14 May 1869, NY.
ix. EPHELENA BENN, b. 20 January 1873, Sandstone,Jackson Co.,MI; d. 22 January 1874, Sandstone,Jackson Co.,MI.
Children of PHILLIP BENN and CLARINDA REARDON are:
x. PHILIP WALLACE7 BENN, b. 12 April 1879, Parma,Jackson,MI; d. 16 December 1978, Summit,Jackson,MI.
xi. EDITH MAE BENN, b. 20 November 1881, Tompkin Center,Jackson,MI; d. 8 April 1963, Jackson,Jackson,MI; m. FRANK ROGERS, 10 October 1895, Jackson Co.,MI; b. 9 July 1871, England; d. 31 July 1936, Jackson,Jackson,MI.