BENJAMIN FRANKLIN CHRONINGER

ASENATH LOUISA BABCOCK


BENJAMIN FRANKLIN CHRONINGER, Biography / Henry County, OH

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File contributed for use by Ohio Biographies Project
by Janet Wilkinson Schwartz (wilkinschw@aol.com)
January 2003
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History of Henry and Fulton Counties, Ohio. Lewis Cass Aldrich, ed. Syracuse, NY: D. Mason & Co., Publishers, 1888.

 

CHRONINGER, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Liberty, Liberty Center p.o., was born in Stark county, O., October 14, 1843, and settled in Liberty township in 1846, with his parents, GEORGE and ELIZBETH ANN (HINKLE) Chroninger. He was married July 7, 1870, to ASENATH LOUISA BABCOCK who was born August 8, 1851. They have two children: RALEIGH ROYAL, born April 22, 1871; MILLIE BELLE, born November 8, 1872. ASENATH L. was a daughter of LORENZO and SARAH ANN (PATRICK) BABCOCK.

Mr. CHRONINGER, at the opening of the rebellion, offered his services but was rejected on account of impaired health. He is a man of rare intellectual tastes. He has made farming both a success and a pleasant occupation. He takes an interest in all public enterprises.

His parents have had a family of ten children, but four of whom are now living: B.F., HENRY, ARMINDA and ELSIE DANA. His father, GEORGE, was born in Stark county, September 12, 1817, and his mother in Pennsylvania, in 1820. They were married in Tuscarawas county, in 1841. GEORGE was a son of HENRY and SARAH CHRONINGER, natives of Westmoreland county, who were married in Stark county, O., and died in Indiana county.

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