Benjamin Conaway was born in 1817. He was probably raised in Coshocton Co., Ohio and is believed to be related to John and/or Charles Conaway. Benjamin married Nancy Horn on Oct 1, 1837 in Knox Co., Ohio. He is found on the census for Miller Township, Knox Co., in 1840. In 1841, Joshua Conaway (son of John) placed his ward, Joseph M. Riggs, as an apprentice with Benjamin Conaway "to learn the art trade mystery or occupation of carpenter and hande joiner." In 1844, Benjamin Conaway paid $280 for 114 acres in Wells Co., Indiana. On Feb 16, 1846 in Knox Co., Benjamin died leaving his wife Nancy and four children - Malana, Adolphus, Phytama and Alexander. (The lives of Benjamin's children are well documented.) Benjamin's father-in-law Hartman Horn was the administrator of Benjamin's estate. I am searching for evidence of the parents of Benjamin. John Conaway's will lists his children and makes no mention of Benjamin or Benjamin's children. Curiously, Charles Conaway owed Benjamin $200 at the time of Benjamin's death. There is no evidence that Benjamin owned any land that he could have sold to Charles, and his inventory of possessions at his death was fairly meager, so I can't imagine that he loaned Charles $200. What accounts for this debt? I would like to hear from anyone with interest in or information about these families.