Benham Knickerbocker 1820-1864s/o Calvin Knickerbocker & Mariah ?
Livingston Co Courthouse - Howell MIdbs 1990
Bk 1 p 69 Dennis Conrad JPmg 10 May 1840at Handy
Bennom Knickerbocker, of Handy, age 19
Lorna Hysington of Brutus, Ingham Co MIage 16
Witn:Benjamin (H) Briggs & Albert Knickerbocker of Handy
Recorded:9 July 1840
History of Livingston Co MI1880 Everts & Abbott, Philadelphia
Handy Twpp 239"additional taxpaying inhabitants in 1846...
Benham Knickerbocker,sec 19...."
1850 Livingston Co MIHandy Twp955/2204/220823 Oct 1850
Hist of Liv Co1880Everts & Abbottp 245Handy Twp
Village of Fowlerville"those who settled during 1853, 4, 5....
Land Owners & settlers of Livingston Co MIp 435
Knickerbocker, Benham, wife Laura, buy land in Sec 31,Brighton, NW-NE, July 6, 1856, of ??Sell in 1859, of Brighton.
1860 Washtenaw Co MichTown of Ann Arbor
665/1136/122920 July 1860
Knickerbocker, Benham39mCarpt & joiner500/100 NY
Leuana39 f NY
Hist of Washtenaw Co MIChapman & Co1881Vol 1
p 376Sixth InfCo IPrivates -Benjamin Knickerbocker
p 426Washtenaw Co Roll of Honor(d civil war)
"Knickerbocker, Benjamin, died of disease at Fort Gaines, Ala.,Sept 13, 1864"
Mobile National Cemetery, Mobile, Mobile Co AL online info lists:
Benj Knickerbocker d 17 Sept 1864Pvt I 6 Mich H Art; plot: 3 571
Benjamin Knickerbocker 17 Sept 1864 Pvt Co I 6th Mich Inf; plot 3 571
PENSION FILEBenham KnickerbockerCo I6th Michigan Heavy Artilleryd 17 Sept 1864Ft. Gaines, Alabama
Pension application No 129583
-----Widow's Application for Pension
Benham Knickerbocker, Deceased
Private, Co I, 6th Reg't, Heavy Artilery, Mich Volunteers.Luana Knickerbocker, Claimant.PO Address:Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Co Mich;John N Gott, Atty for Claimant, Ann Arbor, Mich
Declaration for Widow's Pension:State of Michigan, County of WashtenawSS
On this Eighteenth day of December A. D. 1865, personally appeared before the Dept. Clerk within and for the County and State aforesaid, Luana Knickerbocker a resident of Ann Arbor in the County of Washtenaw and State of Michigan aged 42 years, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth, on her oath, make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the Act of Congress, approved July 14, 1862:
That she is the widow of Benham Knickerbocker who was a Private in Company I commanded by Captain Fassett in the Sixth Regiment of Michigan Heavy Arty in the war of 1861, who died at Fort Gains Alabama on or about the seventeenth day of September A. D. 1864, and the cause of his death was chronic Diarrhea Contracted in the line of his duty as a Soldier.She further declares she was married to the said Benham Knickerbacker on the tenth day of May in the year 1840 at Handy by one Dennis Coonrad a Justice of the Peace; that she believes there is no public record of her said marriage or private record of the same Except the Certified Copies hereunto annexed and that the names, ages, and residences of her children under sixteen years of age, are as follows:"that he left no child or children."
.....and she hereby constitues and appoints John N. Gott of Ann Arbor, Michigan her Attorney, to prosecute the claim and procure a certificate and do all other acts necessary in the premises.That her Post office address is Ann Arbor, Mich.
Also personally appearedJohn Haus and Lorenzo Culkins residents of Ann Arbor.....who say they were present and saw Luana Knickerbocker sign her name..... ...they swear she is the person she represents herself to be.... they knew her and her said husband before he enetered the said service, and know that they lived together as husband and wife, and were so reputed, and that she still remains a widow......"personal acquaintance of from nine to twenty years that she still remains the widow of the said Benham Knickerbocker"
signedJohn HousLorenzo Colkins
Sworn to, subscribed and acknowledged,before me, this 18th day of December A D 1865..... Depty Clerk, Circuit Court, Washtenaw County.
-----Handwritten paper attached to application for pension:
I Dennis Conrad a Justice of the Peace of the County of Livingston State of Michigan, do hereby certify that on the 10th day of May AD 1840 at the Town of Handy, Co of Livingston, State of Michigan, Bunnom Knickerbocker of the Town of Handy Co and State aforesaid aged 19 years and Lorna Hysington of the Town of Butus Co of Ingham and State aforesaid aged 16 years were by me married and I asertained upon oath that they were of sufficient age and ability to legally contract marriage and that Benjamin H Briggs and Albert Knickerbocker of the Town of Handy and County of Livingston State of Michigan were as witnesses at this said marriage-Given under my hand this 10th day of May AD 1840Dennis Conrad, J. Peace
Recorded 10 July 1840Geo W Jewett, Dept Clerk
State of Michigan/Livingston County, ss:I, O W/H WinegarClerk of said county and clerk of the circuit court thereof, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a full try and correct copy of the marriage Record of Bunnom Knickerbocker and Lorna Hysington now of Record (this was not dateddbs)
-----Form letter dated July 30, 1866 from Department of the Interior, Pension Office to Adjutant General's Office, Washington D. C.
.......requesting...."to furnish official evidence of the enrollment, muster, service, duty, and cause of death of Benham Knickerbocker, who was a Prv in Co I, 6 Regiment of Mich H. A. Vols, reported died Sept 17, 1864....."
-----Form letter dated 7 Aug 1866 from Adjutant General's Office Washington DC to the Commissioner of Pensions, Washington DC..... regarding pension application #129583...."It appears from the Rolls on file in this Office, that Benham Knickerbocker was enrolled on the 3 day of February 1864, at Jackson in Co --, 6th Regiment of Mich. H. Arty. Volunteers, to serve 3 years, or during the war, and mustered into service as a Recruiton the 12th day of February 1864, at Jackson, in Co --, 6th Regiment of Mich. H. Arty Volunteers, to serve 3 years, or during the war.On the Muster Roll of Co I of that Regiment, for the months of September and Oct 1864, he is reported "Died in Post Hospital at Fort Gaines Alabama, September 17th, 1864, of 'Dirrhoea.' "
----Form letter dated 2 Oct 1866 from Surgeon General's Office, Record and Pension Bureau to The Commissioner of Pensions, Washington DC....Washington DC, 2 Oct 1866........I have the honor to return herewith application for Pension, No. 129583 with such information as is furnished by the records of this Office, Private Benham Knickerbocker, Co I, 6th Regiment Mich. H. Arty, is reported to this Office by Register on file as having died Sept 17, 1864, at Ft. Gaines Ala. of Diarrhoea.