Daughter of Seth Paul Benson, of Pompey, Onondaga Co, New York

Unrecorded by The Benson Family Record, by Fred H. Benson

Carrie Achsah (Benson) Cary Death Record

Carrie Achsah Benson was born around Sep 1813 in Pompey, Onondaga Co, New York, the daughter of Seth Paul Benson, (S. P. Benson on the certificate). The mother of four children, 2 living, she died a widow at 85 years, 3 months on Dec 22, 1898, in Frontier, Woodbridge twp, Hillsdale Co, Michigan.

For whatever reason, Carrie "Achsah" was not listed in the THE BENSON FAMILY RECORDS by Fred H. Benson, published almost 100 years later, in 1920. In the entry for "Achsah's" father, Seth Paul Benson, it is apparent that the author's information was sketchy, at best, probably relying on incomplete documents and the vague memories of the distant New York relatives, as his source, never having made direct contact with the family, who migrated to Michigan 60 to 70 years previous. Carrie Achsah Benson was the fourth child of Seth Paul Benson, born between the third child, Seth Paul, Jr. in 1810 and the fifth child, Lyman in 1820. "Monson", actually Amundson, was the first child, born about 1804. Second was Clarissa, born about 1807. They were all born in Pompey, Onondaga Co, New York. The Benson Record, page 16, entry No. 17 states:

No. 17

SETH PAUL6 BENSON, son of Stutson5 (No. 7) and Bathsheba (Lewis) Benson (William4, William3, John2, John1), born Nov. 9, 1781; died probably in Michigan after 1860; married Clarissa Alcott, the sister of Dea. Libbeus Alcott. She died March 22, 1828, aged 42, and is buried in the little cemetery near the "Block schoolhouse" in Pompey. He was called Paul; his farm was near the schoolhouse. He and his sons settled in Lenawee Co., Michigan, with others from Pompey, in the thirties.

  Clarissa7, b. about 1807; m. Ransom Scott.
  43 Seth7, b. about 1810; m. Maria Blowers.
  Monson7, b. (???); d. in Michigan, unmarried.
  Lyman7, b. (???); d. in Michigan, unmarried.

Carrie "Achsah" Benson married, in about 1834, to Martin Cary, b. abt 1809 in New York. Their first 3 children were born in Pompey, Onondaga Co, New York and the fourth child was born in Medina, Lenawee Co, Michigan, suggesting that the family left New York no later than 1854. THE BENSON RECORD was written aproximately 66 years later. It's no surprise that Carrie Achsah was not listed among the children, when half of the information recorded was either incomplete or incorrect.











Created Nov. 28, 2012