HARRISON COUNTY MISSOURI
Benjamen Salmon Sr.
Family



Benjamen Salmon Sr. and Catherine Waples were married in 1794 in Lewes Del.  They came to Daviess Co. Mo. from Marion Co. Ohio in 1839.  All their married children came too.  Harrison Co. was formed from Daviess Co. in 1845, thus some of the Salmons were in both counties.  Benj. Salmon Sr. was born about 1772 and died about 1846.  It is probable that he and Catherine are buried in the Salmon Cemetery just over the Harrison Co. line in Daviess Co.  Their children were:

1.) John
B: 1795
2.) Sarah
B: 1796
married: Anthony Plymell
3.) William B.
B: 1797
married: Mary Moore
4.) Isaac
B: 1801
married: Patience
5.) Elizabeth
B: 1804
married: William Ramsey
6.) Eli
B: 1807
married: Lydia Van Meter
7.) Benjamen Jr.
B: 1808
married: Ruanna Van Meter


Sarah Salmon, daug. of Benj. Salmon Sr., who married Anthony Plymell, had a daughter, Mary Plymell, who married James Van Meter, Sr., half brother to Ruanna and Lydia Van Meter.

Benjamen Salmon, Sr. was a corporal in the War of 1812.  His 6th child, Eli lived in Butler Township, Harrison County.  His children were

Benjamen
B: 1828
Died 1849 in the Mexican War
Caroline
B:1832
married: Boon Ballard
Jacob
B:1833
married: Mary A. Daniel
William
B: 1836
married: Emeline Dillon
George W.
B: 1838
married: Mary A. Watson, dau. of Richard and
Lucy Bennett Watson
Ellen
B: 1840
married: Elijah Bennett
Emily
B: 1842
married: William R. Heath
Ruanna
B: 1845
married: Charles F. Daniel
Nancy
B: 1847
never married
John
B: 1849
never married
Eli Jr.
B: 1853
married: Carlinda McGinley

The 5th child of  Eli (6)  & Lydia, Geo. W. Salmon, who married Mary A. Watson, had these children:

Lydia
B:1864
married: Benjamen Youngs, whose mother was Love
Salmon, dau. of William Salmon, son of Benjamen
Salmon, Sr.
Mary A.
B: 1868
married: Samuel Cox

Carrie
B: 1870


Eva
B: 1874
married: Charles Hix
Orace
B: 1882
married: Ethel Tull
Nellie
B: 1885
married: Frank Higdon

The 3rd child of Geo. and Mary Salmon, Carrie, had a son Roscoe Salmon, b. 1892, married: Maude Cummings, daughter of Flora Thomas & John H. Cummings.  Flora's grandparents were Vincent T. Smith and Sarah E. Wright, early pioneers of Harrison County.

Source: Harrison County Bicentennial History, 1976


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