Laughlin,  Benson Smith

Laughlin, Benson Smith

Male 1838 - 1909  (70 years)

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  • Name Laughlin, Benson Smith  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 21 Jun 1838  Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 5
    Gender Male 
    Find A Grave Memorial 14860996 
    Name Benson W Smith 
    Occupation 1870  [6
    Carpenter 
    Residence 1870  Richwood, Union, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1880  Washington, Union, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence Jun 1890  New Haven, Gratiot, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1894  Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Veteran's Census 
    Residence 1900  New Haven, Gratiot, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military Service Between 20 Apr and 25 Jul 1863  New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Civil War, Company Batty K, 4th Heavy Artillery Regiment New York, Deserted 
    Military Service Between 2 Mar and 24 Oct 1865  [4, 8
    Civil War, Company K, 194th Infantry Regiment Ohio Mustered out 
    Died 20 Jun 1909  New Haven, Gratiot, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried New Haven, Gratiot, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • New Haven Township Cemetery
    Person ID I62  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree | The History of Alexander V Laughlen
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father Laughlen, James,   b. 5 Mar 1785, New Hackensack, Dutchess, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1850, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Davey, Mary Elizabeth,   b. 30 Jun 1799, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1867, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1 Mar 1824  Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dilsaver, Martha,   b. 16 Apr 1844, Delaware, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1918, New Haven, Gratiot, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 19 Jan 1865  Delaware, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Smith, Sheridan Fay,   b. 23 Aug 1868, Richwood, Union, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1962, Stanislaus, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)  [natural]
     2. Smith, Walter S.,   b. Aft Apr 1870, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1930, Montgomery, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 59 years)  [natural]
    +3. Smith, Herbert Lester,   b. 24 Aug 1870, Richwood, Union, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1943, New Haven, Gratiot, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
    +4. Smith, Arthur Wilson,   b. 1 Jan 1873, Union, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1942, New Haven, Gratiot, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  [natural]
     5. Smith, Francis R.,   b. 1875, Union, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1890, New Haven, Gratiot, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)  [natural]
    +6. Smith, Donald Chase,   b. 14 Jul 1880, Union, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1934, New Haven, Gratiot, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)  [natural]
    +7. Smith, William Benson,   b. 7 Jun 1882, Union, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1960, Gladwin, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
    +8. Smith, Harry Platt,   b. 8 Aug 1885, Gratiot, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1907, Gratiot, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F54  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Jun 1838 - Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Jan 1865 - Delaware, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1870 - Richwood, Union, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1880 - Washington, Union, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Jun 1890 - New Haven, Gratiot, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Veteran's Census - 1894 - Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1900 - New Haven, Gratiot, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Civil War, Company Batty K, 4th Heavy Artillery Regiment New York, Deserted - Between 20 Apr and 25 Jul 1863 - New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Jun 1909 - New Haven, Gratiot, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - New Haven, Gratiot, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Laughlin, Benson W Smith Civil War Penison
    Laughlin, Benson W Smith Civil War Penison
    Laughlin, Benson Smith Death Record
    Laughlin, Benson Smith Death Record
    Laughlen, Benson W Smith 1870 Census
    Laughlen, Benson W Smith 1870 Census
    Laughlin, Benson Smith 1890 Veterans Schedules - Benson Smith Laughlin
    Laughlin, Benson Smith 1890 Veterans Schedules - Benson Smith Laughlin
    Laughlen, Benson W Smith 1880 Census
    Laughlen, Benson W Smith 1880 Census
    Laughlin, Benson W Smith 1870 Census
    Laughlin, Benson W Smith 1870 Census
    Laughlin, Benson W Smith 1880 Census
    Laughlin, Benson W Smith 1880 Census
    Laughlin, Benson Smith New York, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900 - Benson Smith Laughlin
    Laughlin, Benson Smith New York, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900 - Benson Smith Laughlin
    Laughlin, Benson W Smith 1900
    Laughlin, Benson W Smith 1900
    Laughlin, Benson Smith US, Civil War Pension Index General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 -
    Laughlin, Benson Smith US, Civil War Pension Index General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 -

    Headstones
    Laughlen, Benson W Smith Grave Stone
    Laughlen, Benson W Smith Grave Stone

    Family Crest
    Laughlen Family Crest
    Laughlen Family Crest

  • Notes 
    • Benson enlisted in the New York, USA Heavy Artillery at Volney, New York, USA and trained as a private at Rochester, Monroe, New York, USA. He deserted the service 7-25-1863 at Fort Hamilton, New York, USA. In order to understand this desertion, one must remember that the Northern army was paying a considerable amount of money for each new enlistment ($500 - $1000), which at that time was a great deal of money and plenty of incentive to a young man. He re-enlisted March 2, 1965 at Urbana, Champaign, Ohio, USA as a private in Company K. 194th Regiment of Ohio, USA Infantry. In order to escape detection, he used the name Benson W. Smith on his enlistment papers. He was honorably discharged under that name on 10-24-1865 out of Washington, D. C. as a private. It is doubtful that he saw any battle action; the following information was taken from the official U. S. Civil War records database. Assignments List for the 194th of Ohio, USA:

      194th Ohio, USA Infantry Organized: on 3 1 65 Mustered Out: 10 24 65 Officers Killed or Mortally Wounded: 0 Officers Died of Disease, Accidents, etc.: 1 Enlisted Men Killed or Mortally Wounded: 0 Enlisted Men Died of Disease, Accidents, etc. : 37 From: April '65 To: April '65 Brigade: 1 Division: 3rd Prov'l Corps: Army: Army of the Shenandoah Ohio, USA, ONE HUNDRED and NINETY-FOURTH INFANTRY (One Year)

      One Hundred and Ninety-fourth Infantry. - Col., Anson G. McCook; Lieutenant -Col., O. C. Maxwell; Maj., H. Lee Anderson. This regiment was organized at Camp Chase in March 1865, to serve for one year. It was ordered to Charlestown, West Va., and assigned to Maj. -Gen. Egan's division, composed of one brigade of Eastern and one brigade of Western troops. The surrender of Lee's army caused the division and brigade to be broken up and the regiment was ordered to Washington, D. C., where it remained performing garrison duty until Oct. 24, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the war department. Benson W. Smith:

      Residence not listed; 24 years old. Enlisted on 3 2 65 as a Private. On 3 14 65 he mustered into "K" Company Ohio, USA 194th Infantry He was Mustered Out on 10 24 65.

      Benson S Laughlin,
      Enlistment Date: 20 April 1863
      Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
      Side Served: Union
      State Served: New York, USA
      Unit Numbers: 1346 1346
      Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 20 April 1863 at the age of 24
      Enlisted in Company Batty K, 4th Heavy Artillery Regiment New York, USA on 21 June 1863.
      Deserted Company Batty K, 4th Heavy Artillery Regiment New York, USA on 25 July 1863 in Fort Hamilton, NY Harbor

      Benson W Smith,
      Enlistment Date: 02 March 1865
      Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
      Side Served: Union
      State Served: Ohio
      Unit Numbers: 1834 1834
      Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 02 March 1865 at the age of 24
      Enlisted in Company K, 194th Infantry Regiment Ohio on 14 March 1865.
      Mustered out Company K, 194th Infantry Regiment Ohio on 24 October 1865 in Washington, DC

  • Sources 
    1. [S424] The Works of M. E. Laughlin and E. R. Laughlin, 1955 2nd Edition, Mary Elizabeth Bowyer Laughlin and Edgerton Ross Laughlin.

    2. [S167] FindAGrave, (Name: www.findagrave.com;).
      Record for Benson W Smith

    3. [S757] US, Civil War Records.
      Record for Benson W Smith

    4. [S607] 1890 Veterans Schedules, Year: 1890; Census Place: New Haven, Gratiot, Michigan; Roll: 19; Page: 2; Enumeration District: 80.
      Record for Benson W Smith

    5. [S608] New York, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900, New York State Archives, Cultural Education Center, Albany, New York; New York Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900; Archive Collection : 13775-83; Box : 1049; Roll : 706.
      Record for Benson S Laughlen

    6. [S18] 1870 USA Federal Census, June 1, 1870.

    7. [S21] 1880 USA Federal Census, taken June 1, 1880.

    8. [S757] US, Civil War Records.