Benson, Homer Henry
Age: 0, credited to Hinesburg, VTVITALS
Birth: 04/22/1816, Hinesburg, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, WI
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Homer Henry Benson
Son of Henry Benson and Esther Beach; was born at Hinesburg, Vt., April 22, 1816; was prepared for college at Hinesburg Academy; was graduated from the University of Vermont, 1838, and from this Seminary in 1844.
He was ordained at Beloit, Wis., as home missionary, February 13, 1845, at a Presbyterian and Congregational convention; acting pastor, Presbyterian church, Geneva, Wis., 1844-46; pastor, 1846-54; pastor, Appleton, Wis., 1854-58; pastor, Waupun, Wis., 1858-60; pastor, Mineral Point, Wis., 1860-63; commissioned as chaplain of the Tenth Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, September 4, 1863; mustered out, November 3, 1864; agent of the N. W. Freedmen's Aid Commission,
1865- 66; agent of the American Missionary Association, Beloit, Wis.,
1866- 73; district superintendent of the American Bible Society, Indiana, February, 1873, to October, 1876; financial agent of Beloit College, November, 1877, to October, 1878; acting pastor of the Presbyterian church, Richland Centre, Wis., 1878-80; Middleton, Wis., 1880-81; Pardeeville, Wis., 1881-84; without charge, Pleasanton, Cal., 1884-85; Milwaukee, Wis., 1885-86; acting pastor, Barton, Wis., 1886-91; without charge, residing at Wauwatosa, Wis., until his death.
He was a member of the Sons of the Revolution.
He married, at Dorchester, Mass., October 1, 1844, Ann Sarah Vose, of Dorchester, who died in Boston, December 21, 1850, leaving a daughter that is now living and a son that has since died. He married, second, in Chicago, July 8, 1852, Sabra Howes Adams, of Chicago, who survives him, with one son and one daughter, each married.
Mr. Benson died of extreme debility and heart-failure, at Wauwatosa, Wis., December 1, 1899, aged eighty-three years, seven months, and nine days.