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  • ID: I19671
  • Name: William Benjamin CODDINGTON
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 22 MAY 2004
  • Birth: 26 APR 1784 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey
  • Death: 11 NOV 1861 in Near Morrow, Warren County, Ohio
  • Burial: Shawhan Cmty, Morrow, Warren County, Ohio
  • Reference Number: 828
  • Note: At two years old, moved to Allegany County, MD, where he grew tomanhood. In the later part of 1807 he married Naomi Irvin, who livedjust over the State line in PA. In the early spring of 1808, theyemigrated by flatboat down the Monongahela and Ohio Rivers, landing atCincinnati (then a village of a few log homes). The later part of April,1808, being of an agricultural mind, he went up the Big Miami River towhere the thriving City of Middletown (then an unbroken wilderness) nowstands and entered 160 acres of government land. The first thing doneafter entering the land was to build a round log cabin, 16 x 24 ft., withthe help of a few neighbors (the nearest living five miles away). Thehouse was completed in three days. He got in about four acres of cornthat year and that, with the wild game (which was plentiful) constitutedthe living for the next year. In the next four years cleared and got incultivation about 60 acres. In September, 1815, he was compelled to goin the army. He served under Gen. W.H.Harrison in Colonel Finely'sRegt. The regiment was mustered in to service at Fort Jefferson (nowDayton, OH), and made a campaign in the north part of the State to holdthe Indians in check. They had a slight skirmish with the Indians on theMaumee River, near old Fort Defiance. In about 1820, he sold his claimin Butler County, and bought a similar claim and moved over into WarrenCounty. His land consisted of 160 acres where the town of Hopkinsvillenow stands. He cleared 80 acres of this farm and in a few years he soldagain and bought in the same county near a small village calledRossburg. In 1828 his wife died, leaving him with a family of tenchildren. Two years later he married his second wife, Ann Smith ofClearmont County, OH. Ann died a little over a year later leaving a babebut a few days old. In 1833 he married his third wife, Nancy Price. Theyhad three children.
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    Father: Benjamin CODDINGTON b: 10 NOV 1759 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey
    Mother: Annar Miller CRANE b: 10 JUN 1763 in Passaic Valley, New Jersey

    Marriage 1 Naomi ERWIN b: APR 1787 in Elklick Twp, Somerset Co., Pennsylvania
    • Married: 1807 in Pennsylvania
    1. Has No Children Annar CODDINGTON b: 01 JUN 1808
    2. Has No Children Mary CODDINGTON b: 12 OCT 1809
    3. Has Children Sarah CODDINGTON b: 08 MAR 1813 in Butler County, Ohio
    4. Has Children Benjamin CODDINGTON b: 05 AUG 1815
    5. Has Children Samuel CODDINGTON b: 14 JAN 1818 in Hopkinsville, Warren County, Ohio
    6. Has No Children Angeline CODDINGTON b: 18 APR 1820 in Braddock, Frederick County, Maryland
    7. Has No Children Elizabeth Ann CODDINGTON b: 15 JAN 1823
    8. Has No Children James CODDINGTON b: 12 APR 1826
    9. Has Children John CODDINGTON b: 09 AUG 1828 in Morrow, Warren County, Ohio

    Marriage 2 Ann SMITH
    • Married: ABT 1831 in Braddock, Frederick County, Maryland
    1. Has No Children Ann CODDINGTON b: 02 NOV 1832

    Marriage 3 Nancy PRICE b: 08 FEB 1796
    • Married: 15 MAY 1833 in Warren County, Ohio
    1. Has Children Jonathan Price CODDINGTON b: 07 FEB 1834 in Warren County, Ohio
    2. Has Children Ruth CODDINGTON b: 10 FEB 1836
    3. Has Children William CODDINGTON b: 01 NOV 1838 in Warren County, Ohio

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