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Barbara Benn

Barbara Benn

Female 1798 - 1874  (76 years)

 

George Key and Barbara Benn

George was born in England, Sept. 18, 1791; Barbara was born in England, April 29. 1798, and died Dec. 9, 1874. They were married October 9, 1824, in Bridekirk, Cumberland England.

They came to Canada in 1844 and settled in Brantford Township, where they remained about a year, then removed to Oakland Township.

They brought with them three pieces of furniture, the old corner cupboard, a settee, and a grandfather clock that went to California with George Key. They also brought with them the hand written Psalm book of 1775, the wooden "K" butter brand and the iron "GK" branding iron.

They rented 400 acres between Oakland and Scotland, Ontario, from Mr. Downs. The family, or part of it, lived on this farm until only Henry Key and his wife were left, nearly forty years. George died in August, 1844, about five years after he arrived in Canada, and Barbara raised the family.

George and Barbara are buried in a small cemetery in Oakland, Ontario. In later years the cemetery was neglected, grown to weeds, some stones tumbled over, some misplaced. The county made a small park out of the cemetery by planting a lawn among the trees. The stones were placed side by side in two curved lines along one side. A pyramid at least six feet tall was built in the park and a bronze plaque was placed on the pyramid honoring those buried there.


Barbara Benn's first husband was a Mr. Banks. They had one son Joseph before Mr. Banks died.

G G Grandparents of Susan

Linked toBarbara Benn; George Key


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September 16, 2018

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