Aaron Van Benschoten
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member miatabug
N 41° 21.937 W 082° 29.078
17T E 375830 N 4580408
Quick Description: Aaron Van Benschotten is buried in Peakes Cemetery near Berlin Heights, Ohio.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 10/2/2008 9:31:12 AM
Waymark Code: WM4VNB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon
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Long Description:
Year of birth: 1746
Location type: Single Grave

Date of Death: 01/18/1836

Cause of death: Died Later

Grave Marker Text:
Aaron Van Benschotten N.Y, Troops Rev. War From web site: http://web.cecs.pdx.edu/~trent/fam/I90.html "Born in Dutchess County, New York, he served the first year of the Revolutionary War under Captain Van Benschoten, his counsin; later under the command of General George Washing. Because of his passionate liking for horses, he was detailed to care for Washington's saddle horses. For awhile he was in the Honor Corps and served as George Washington's body guard. He never received any compensation for any of his services in the was. He was, however, a land owner. Aaron, with his wife, daughter and two of his sons moved to Huron County, Ohio, in 1816. He was pensioned at the age of 86 and died at the age of 90, on 18 January 1836. The name Van Bunschoten was changed to Van Benschoten in this generation."


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