Seeking descendants of Benjamin Franklin RANSDELL Jr; b. 19 Aug 1838 at Pettis county, Missouri; m. Margaret HATHAWAY, daughter of Richard HATHAWAY and STONE, 27 Apr 1865; d. 27 Feb 1879 at age 40; bur. at Allcorn cemetery, Pettis county, Missouri.
Margaret HATHAWAY was born circa 1838 at Indiana.
Pioneers of Pettis county, page 1:62 states "Margaret" HATHAWAY married Benjamin F. RANSDELL, Jr. 27 Apr 1865. But on page 1:54-55 it is stated Benjamin F. RANSDELL married "Martha" HATHAWAY on that date. This researcher believes "Margaret" is correct. On page 1:62 and 2:32 it is stated Martha HATHAWAY married James WARREN 21 Oct 1858.
1880 U.S. census, Missouri, Pettis county, Flat Creek, p. 18C; Margaret Ransdall, widow, 42, born Indiana, father born Indiana, mother born South Carolina; two children father born Missouri, mother born Indiana; Robert B. Ransdall, son, 11, works on farm; Imogene Ransdall, daughter, 5.
Known children of Benjamin Franklin RANSDELL Jr. and Margaret HATHAWAY both b. at Missouri were as follows:
i. Robert B. RANSDELL; b. circa 1869.
ii. Imogene RANSDELL; b. circa 1875.
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