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Time-Line Biography of
Benjamin Earhart
Missouri Pioneer
1806 - 1894
Father of Kansas Pioneer Martha (Earhart) Millirons
Researched and Compiled by Linda Emry
Who is Benjamin Earhart > Samuel Earhart...
(Editorial comments in italics)


1806, Jan 20....Born, probably in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Beer's History of Brown Co., OH states that Adam, John's brother, was born in Lancaster, PA in 1811. We do not have source documentation yet of the Earhart family in Lancaster. Although, Benjamin's obit states he was born in PA. See WebGen site for Lancaster Co., PA

1810.................In Federal Census, Lancaster Co., PA.. with a John Earhart??

1813.................To Virginia with parents, age 7.

1814, Jul..........To Clermont Co, OH with parents, age 8. Clermont Co, OH GenWeb Page

1820..................Federal Census, Clermont Co., OH, Pg 1 w/ John Earhart

1830..................Federal Census, Pike Twnshp, Brown Co, (OH?) Pg 469 w/ John Earhart.                           He would be 24 by now.

1834, Jul 6........Married Rebecca Donalson in Clermont Co., OH by John Quinlan JP
                          Age 28

1835, abt.......... Son Henry Harvey Earhart is born in Brown Co., OH

1837, abt.......... Son Samuel James Earhart is born in Brown Co., OH

1840, Apr 20.... Daughter Martha Jane (Earhart) Millirons, Kansas Pioneer, born in Brown Co, OH

1842, Feb 14.....Wife Rebecca Donalson dies, presumably in Brown Co. OH

1848, Feb 14.....Married Sarah Boulware, nee Shotwell in Brown Co. OH by Wm Brooks
                          Age 42

1849, Aug 23.....Named (along w/ son Harvey) in will of father, John Earhart

1850, Oct 19......Federal Census Ohio Township, Clermont Co., OH Pg 879

Abt 1852...........Daughter Mary Eliza Earhart is born in Brown Co. OH

1854 or 55........ Moved to a farm near Unionville, Putnam Co, MO and became a pioneer of that county. He was 48. The Putnam Co, MO WebGen page has not opened as of the date I am drafting this. Here is the Missouri WebGen page.

Abt 1855........... Daughter Nancy Lewella Earhart is born in MO.

1860, Aug 11.... In Federal census, Richardson Twshp, Putnam Co, MO Pg 988

1864.................. Son William S. Earhart is born in MO. Yes, that's right, he was 58 years old when his youngest son, William was born.

1870, Sep 10..... In Federal census, Lincoln Twshp, Putnam Co., P.O. Unionville, Pg 289.
                            Age 64

1876................... Moved to Illinois. At age 70.

1884.................. Moved to Concordia, Cloud Co., Kansas, age 78

1885...................In KS state census with wife Sarah (Shotwell) and son William. Census shows Buffalo Township, Cloud County, PO Concordia, head of household, farmer, age 79.

1889....................Sold his Kansas Farm. Deed Book 7-133. Returned to Unionville, Putnam Co., MO, Age 83

1890...................Signed last will and testament in Unionville, MO.

1894, Sep 30..... Died at home of Harvey H. Earhart, Unionville, MO, Buried in Unionville Cemetery, Putnam Co, MO. Age 88.

1903, May 26.....Sarah (Shotwell) Earhart dies in Newkirk, OK, buried in Unionville Cemetery in Putnam Co., MO.

Sources: Federal census records; wills of John Earhart and Benjamin Earhart, Obit of Benjamin Earhart, copies of marriage rec's of Benjamin Earhart; History of Brown Co, Ohio, by beers.

Copyright 1997 by Linda Emry


Editor's Notes:

GenWeb sites for some of the locations mentioned above are:



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