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Stephen was a farmer in Sandwich.
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Mary was a daughter of Daniel and Lydia (Hoag) Beede, a son and daughter-in-law of Benjamin's sister, Dorothy (Scribner) Beede (22-iv, 57). That made her not only Benjamin's wife, but also a first cousin, once removed.
Sometime during the early 1840's, Benjamin and family moved to Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, a few miles north of Boston. There, Benjamin found work as a carpenter. Benjamin, Mary and their children were to live in Massachusetts for the rest of their lives.
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At age 18, Benjamin enlisted to fight in the Revolutionary War. He served as a Private under the command of Capt. Abner Wade of Col. M. Jackson's Regiment, Massachusetts Militia. He was married two other times, once before and once after his marriage to Sally.
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Daniel and Lydia had a total of 11 children.
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James was a farmer in Mt. Vernon.
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Mary is remembered as being "a strong, intelligent woman, a good reasoner, and well versed in the Scriptures. She was simple in her dress, economical in her manner of living; short in stature. She lived to the great age of 87 years and 3 months. She must have outlived her husband by nearly 40 years" (Rev. J.W. Scribner in THE HISTORY OF THE SCRIBNER FAMILIES [op. cit.], 46).
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Anna (who was known as "Annie") never married. She died of cancer at age 75.
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Daniel inherited the family farm from his father and, like his father, became "a stirring and progressive farmer" and one of the most prominent citizens of the town of Raymond. He attended the Congregational Church, was a Democrat, served on the town's Board of Selectmen for several years, and represented his district with ability in the legislature. He was a Captain in the New Hampshire Militia (serving in The War of 1812) and a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1850 (BIOGRAPHICAL REVIEW: Leading Citizens of Rockingham County [op. cit.], 27).
About Ann Scribner, it is said that "During her busy life of rearing 7 children, and the irksome duties consequent to a life on a large farm, she found time to read the best literature of her day, and, with a memory which was almost phenomenal, her Shakespeare was almost as familiar to her as her Bible. During her declining years she had a very wonderful number of hymns which she could repeat from memory, and she could accurately quote from any of the great poets. She was an unusually gifted woman, with a refined and purely unselfish nature, and a wonderfully developed spiritual character. She was a member of the Congregational Church" (Sinnett, THE HISTORY OF THE SCRIBNER FAMILIES [op. cit.], 49). Ann is buried next to Daniel in the Scribner Cemetery at Raymond.
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Levi was an extensive land owner and, for some time, was the highest tax payer in the town. He was a successful farmer who owned farms in other towns as well as in Raymond (Fullonton, HISTORY OF RAYMOND [op. cit.], 258). Sylvia is remembered as a kind, gentle and loving women who died "altogether too soon for the interest of her six children."
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Betsy was "a faithful wife, a good mother and a devout Christian," who joined the Congregational Church in November of 1831, and attended regularly for 67 years
BETSY'S PARENTS: David was born 17 July 1774 and died 3 October 1867, living his entire life in Raymond (SCRIBNER FAMILIES [op. cit.], 58). He married Rachel 13 November 1800. She was born 23 August 1778 and died 8 October 1834, like her husband, living her entire life in Raymond (Fullonton, HISTORY OF RAYMOND [op. cit.], 220, 270).
John was an outstanding public servant, farmer and citizen, serving on the Raymond Town Board of Selectmen (Chairman for 2 years), then as Representative of Raymond in the NH Legislature and, later, as Justice of the Peace for Rockingham County for 10 years. John was deeply involved in the Anti-Slavery movement (it being the abiding subject of conversation in his home). The children grew up in an Anti-Slavery atmosphere. It is written of John in THE HISTORY OF RAYMOND that "He was one of the most estimable citizens. He possessed good powers of mind, with faculties well-balanced; a friend of improvement; good order, and all that related to the welfare of the community. He was industrious, of strict integrity in his business affairs, kind to the poor, and he had the confidence of the country at large" [p. 285].