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Birth: Jun. 18, 1839
Death: Feb. 1, 1916.
Wife: Mary Jenkins Benson (1844 - 1893).
Children: Daniel J. Benson (1869 - 1869).
Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, West Shelby, Orleans County, New York.
BENSON, JESSE Born June I8, 1839, at Royalton, N. Y.: son of ; Judson and Roxena Benson ; farmer and teacher. Unlisted August 13, 1862, at Ridgeway, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. A, October 22, 1862; was the first man of the regiment to be wounded in line of battle. He was taken to the field hospital at Mine Run, whore his right arm was amputated, and later carried to a log house and placed upon a bedstead with only the cord for a mattress. The following day was placed in an ambulance, remaining there five days. Was two nights on the ground and one day in a ear on his way to the hospital in Alexandria, Va.. where he was discharged for disability, February 8, 1864. Married Mary Jenkins, November 1864; has two sons.
Mr. Benson's pursuits have been teaching and farming, he resides in Shelby, N. Y., where he has held offices of Justice of the peace, excise commissioner, Collector of taxes, three terms, and U. S. Census Enumerator, three terms.