John WASHBURN Delphia PHILBECK Mary H DOBSON Mary Ann MAGNESS Mini tree diagram

Benjamin Franklin WASHBURN1,2,5,6,6,4

22nd Nov 18061,2 - 5th Mar 18633,2,4

Life History

22nd Nov 1806

Born in Burke County, North Carolina.1,2

6th Nov 1825

Married Delphia PHILBECK in Rutherford County, North Carolina.3,6

25th Apr 1851

Death of Delphia PHILBECK in Rutherford County, North Carolina.3,7,4

14th May 1854

Married Mary H DOBSON in McDowell County, North Carolina.5,6,4

5th Mar 1863

Died in Spindale, Rutherford, North Carolina.3,2,4

Assassinated.  Shot from ambush by George Suttles, a former inmate of an insane asylum.  Death was instant.

after 5th Mar 1863

Buried in Little Huntley Church Cemetery, Rutherford County, North Carolina.2


  • North Carolina, Marriage Index, 1741-2004
    Benjamin Washburn
    Spouse Delpha Filbeck
    Marriage 6 Nov 1825 Rutherford County, North Carolina
    County Court Records at Rutherfordton, NC & Family

    North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
    Bond #000079906, Record #01 044
    Benja[min] Washburn
    Spouse Mary H Dobson
    Bond 14 May 1854 McDowell County
    Bondsman John L. Dobson
    Witness A M Finley

    Benjamin Franklin Washburn
    Birth Nov. 22, 1806 Burke County, North Carolina
    Death Mar. 5, 1863 Spindale, Rutherford County, North Carolina

    First Washburn to open a store on old Lincoln-Rutherford highway.Alsoa Washburn Tavern. Benjamin elected to the state legislature in 1858.Justice of the Peace, County Coroner, County Trustee and CountyTreasurer. Shot from ambush by former inmate of the insane asylum.

    Benjamin and Delphia had three children: Elizabeth, Perry Bryant and achild who died in infancy.
    Benjamin and Mary had four children: Mary Rebecca, John Rutherford,Telitha and a daughter who died in infancy.

    The Raleigh Register
    Wednesday, March 25, 1863
    Murder - Mr Benjamin Washburn, an old and respectable citizen ofRutherford County, NC, was brutally murdered in cold blood by the handof one George Suttles, on the 5th last. The wound was inflected [sic]by a pistol, and produced death instantly. Mr Washburn was about 50years of age, and had filed [sic] important positions in his county.Suttles has been arrested.

    John Washburn (1779 - 1857)
    Mary Ann Magness Washburn (1784 - 1862)

    Delphia Philbeck Washburn (1806 - 1851)
    Mary Dobson Washburn (1820 - 1899)

    Elizabeth Ray Washburn Wiley (1829 - 1916)
    Infant Daughter Washburn (1837 - 1837)
    Mary Rebeca Washburn Scoggin (1855 - 1903)
    John Rutherford Washburn (1856 - 1932)
    Telitha Pricella Washburn Huntley (1862 - 1946)

    Sibling Rhoda Emily Washburn Philbeck (1804 - 1848)

    Burial Little Huntley Church Cemetery, Rutherford County, NorthCarolina

    Maintained by Jayne Flippin Mitchell, Originally Created by RobertClark May 14, 2009
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #3710046,


  • 1. Cunard Genealogy
  • 2. Find a Grave Messages
  • 3. Cunard Genealogy
  • 4. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 5. North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
    • Bond #000079906, Record #01 044
  • 6. North Carolina, Marriage Index, 1741-2004
  • 7. Ancestry Comments

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