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Benjamin L. SMITH

West Girard(a.k.a. West Prairie) Cemetery
Branch County,
Michigan

Birth: 1729
Monmouth County
New Jersey, USA
Death: 1841
Michigan, USA

Served in the Revolutionary War and was with John Paul Jones on the Bon Homme Richard when the first Stars and Stripes were flown,thus establishing the United States Navy.He came to Girard Michigan and one of his many land purchases was a tract of 320 acres on West Girard Praire,the papers being signed by President Andrew Jackson in 1831.

Contributed on 1/1/14 by k0154469
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Record #: 8303

Additional SMITH Surnames in WEST GIRARD(A.K.A. WEST PRAIRIE) Cemetery

Additional SMITH Surnames in BRANCH County

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Submitted: 1/1/14 • Approved: 1/2/14 • Last Updated: 3/15/18 • R8303-G0-S3

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