Grandfather of Benjamin Queen
Quinn/Queen, Sr., family was listed in the 1830
Since James Jr. was later listed as born in
Quinn is among the twenty most common surnames in
Brother of Benjamin Queen
On a visit to Thornville, Perry County, Ohio in late June
2000, I visited a small graveyard located behind the elementary school. I was looking for Queen family graves, and
found one, possibly two. There was a
single oblisque with the name Annie Queen, born
I believe Annie died and husband James had both his and her names engraved on the stone. I do not believe that James was buried here, because it appears as though he has re-married by 1900.
James Queen, 35, day laborer; Ann Queen, 34, wife, keeping house; Daniel H. Queen, 16, son, laborer; Allen W. Queen, 15, son, laborer; Benjamin F. Queen, 13, son, laborer; Margaret A. Queen, 11, daughter, at home; Susan Queen, 9, daughter, at home; Frances Queen, 7, daughter, at home; George W. Queen, 5, son, at home; Mary E. Queen, 2, daughter, at home; and Mary Mauler, 69, mother-in-law
I found the 1900
federal census for
There was also next door: George W. Queen, born July 1874, age 25, head of household, born in Ohio, occupation "day laborer"; and Sarah E. Queen, born June 1875, age 24, wife.
Down the road a piece, were two more
Angeline A. Queen, age 16, his sister-in-law and "servant"; and Virgil R. Queen, one month, his nephew.
An informant also wrote, “I have reason to believe that this is the brother to Benjamin Queen married to Rachel Jane Lowry. I have the 1870 Census of Richland Twp. Fairfield Co., OH page 18. Johnson Mauller and wife Mary have James and Ann Queen living with them with the following children Daniel, Allen, Benjamin and Margaret. Living next door was Samuel Mauller and Hulda, with Mary and Jane.”
Benjamin F. Queen
(Fanny Eby5, Benjamin4, Michael3, Christian2,
Theodorus1) was three months old when he first appeared in the
We believe the Benjamin Queen family re-located to Toledo, Ohio in about 1905 -- an extended family photograph taken about that time shows the entire group in front of the old family farm house (near Thornville, Ohio). Perhaps the photo was taken because the place was being sold.
We located Benjamin through his wife Rachael's death
certificate which stated that her burial place was
A call to "Bonnie" at
Her husband Benjamin F. Queen was buried 27 APR 1907, age 58, in "Old Common", grave No. 6074, Block 71, MT 49'6" -- which would be next to one another.
Benjamin was 58 years old at the time of his death,
according to cemetery records. His death
record, (found in the Lucas County Probate Court Death Records, Vol. 5, page
199), was even more specific: 58 years,
two months, and 13 days. The record also
indicates that he was a carpenter by trade and died as a result of blood
poisoning. Residence at the time of