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Furnish, Benjamin F.

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Furnish, Benjamin F.
March 13, 2007 06:23PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 7th ed., 1887,
Gallatin Co.

BENJAMIN F. FURNISH, farmer and stock grower, was born in Gallatin County,
Ky., June 25, 1837. His father, John Furnish, a native of Harrison County,
was born November 30, 1800, and was a farmer and blacksmith. He was a
captain in the Black Hawk war, and colonel of the militia of Harrison
County. He was a member of the Baptist Church for many years, and married
Eliza Lemon, of Harrison County, daughter of David and Elizabeth Lemon,
natives of Maryland. Five children blessed this union. Mrs. Furnish died
in 1835, and Mr. Furnish next married Susan Donely, of Shelby County,
daughter of James and Cassandra (Murphy) Donely, natives of Scotland. One
son and one daughter were born to this union, the subject of this sketch
being the elder. James Furnish, grandfather of Benjamin F., was a captain
in the war of 1812 under Gen. Harrison, and also took part in many of the
Indian wars of Kentucky. Benjamin F. Furnish has followed farming all his
life, and now owns 320 acres, in two tracts, all in good cultivation and
well stocked. April 6, 1864, he married Elizabeth McKitrick, a native
of Switzerland County, Ind., and a daughter of William H. and Zurilda
(Allen) McKitrick, natives, respectively, of Harrison County, Ky., and
Switzerland County, Ind. Four children were born to this union, viz:
William, Annie, Attilla and Arch. Mr. Furnish is a Democrat and a Master
Mason. His wife is a member of the Christian Church.

Furnish Lemon Donely Murphy McKitrick Allen
Harrison-KY Shelby-KY Switzerland-IN MD Scotland

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