Ben. Cephas Mahurin appears to be the 2nd of 9 children of William H. Mahurin & his wife Sarah Wellson. If your Ben was born on 2/26/1829 in Vermilion Co., Illinois, and passed away 9/23/1917 in Joplin, Missouri (he was run over by a train!), contact me for more info. This line goes back 6 more generations to Hugh Mahurin, the Scotish immigrant.