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Friday, October 26, 2012

Martin Behymer & Lucinda (Beagle) Behymer and Elizabeth (Lindsey) Behymer Campbell County, KY and Clermont Co., OH


Martin Behymer, sometimes shown as Bhymer and even as Behimer in census records was born in Franklin Co., VA in the year 1793-1794.  In August of 1813, he entered the military in Clermont County, Ohio, during the War of 1812 in the Ohio Militia under Captain Robert Haynes.  Initially he was to serve for a period of 3 months, but his service to assist in the relief at Fort Meigs ended in September of 1813, with this total service shown as 22 days.  At the time of his enlistment, he's 19 years old, 5' 10".  He is described as having dark brown or black hair and blue eyes with a light complexion.  He is a millwright by occupation.

This military record is shown on Martin's request for a pension under Claim of Soldier for Service Pension in Campbell County, Kentucky and his request is dated 29 March 1878, as which time he states he is 83 years old.  He had previously obtained a land warrant of 160 acres in 1855 based on his service.

The records for Martin are extensive and include multiple affidavits.  Especially multiple affidavits verifying his first marriage, the date of the death of his first wife, Lucinda Beagle Behymer. Only 1 of Lucinda's children is mentioned in these documents.   Affidavits also show 4 named children by his 2nd wife, Elizabeth Lindsey.  These records showing Elizabeth's attempt to obtain her widow's pension extend into the year of 1882.

Lucinda Beagle Behymer, born about 1797 in Virginia , married Martin in Campbell County, KY on 5 December 1816.  Affidavits show that Lucinda died 6 August 1826.  Her exact burial site is not known.  Martin died on 19 July 1881 and he has a military marker showing that he was a soldier in the War of 1812.

One known child of Lucinda Beagle Behymer is Jenetta Behymer, born in Clermont County on 22 November 1824.  Jenetta became the wife of James Henderson in Campbell Co., KY. on 14 October 1845 with her father, Martin, as bondsman.  She lived and died in Clermont Co., OH, her death occurring of uremic intoxication on 8 December 1916.  

Elizabeth Lindsey, the 2nd wife of Martin, was born about 1804 in Ohio.  She and Martin married in Clermont County, Ohio on 11 May 1827.  They were the parents of 5 children, apparently with 4 living until adulthood.  These 4 children were: Nancy, Sarah Hester, Leroy and William Lindsey Behymer.  

 Nancy married Joseph Carr.  Leroy married Sarah J Nelson. Sarah Hester Behymer was married to John Henderson and apparently died prior to 1860.  William was married twice.  First to Harriet Kirgan or Kergan and 2nd to Mary Frances Smith.

Nancy and Leroy moved with their families to Howell Co., Missouri.  William and his family lived in both Clermont County and Campbell County (in 1880.) 

My connection with the Behymer family is not direct, but does include the Carr family and the Smith family. 

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