Sanford Giffin MULLINS Ida Louella MULLINS William Lucky MULLINS Lindsey Carr MULLINS George Ross MULLINS Dovie Leona MULLINS Living MULLINS Sherman MULLINS Lucile MULLINS Frances Arizona SMITH Mary UNKNOWN Jenny Wise MULLINS James Miller MULLINS Frank Bethel MULLINS Fannie MULLINS Tripann Velma WEST Mini tree diagram
Benjamin Ross MULLINS

Benjamin Ross MULLINS1,2,3,4,5,6,7

25th Apr 18771,2,3,4,5,6,7 - 24th Jan 19438,3,4,6

Life History

25th Apr 1877

Born in Bosque County, Texas.1,2,3,4,5,6,7

21st Jan 1906

Married Frances Arizona SMITH in Lula, Pontotoc County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.1

30th Nov 1908

Birth of son George Ross MULLINS in Arizona.9

25th Jan 1917

Birth of daughter Dovie Leona MULLINS in Hereford, Deaf Smith, Texas.11

21st Sep 1931

Death of daughter Dovie Leona MULLINS in Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas.10

24th Jan 1943

Died in Glendale, Maricopa, Arizona.8,3,4,6

after 24th Jan 1943

Buried in Glendale Memorial Park, Glendale, Maricopa County, Arizona.4

Other facts


Married Mary UNKNOWN in Bosque County, Texas.1


Birth of son Living MULLINS


Birth of son Sherman MULLINS


Birth of daughter Lucile MULLINS


  • Oklahoma, County Marriage Records, 1890-1995
    R B Mullins
    Male, Age 29 (b abt 1877)
    Fannie Smith, Age 14 (b abt 1892)
    License issued 16 January 1906
    Marriage 21 January 1906 Southern District, Indian Territory (Chickasaw N, later Carter County, Oklahoma), USA
    Ceremony by R S Baker, Minister of the Gospel, Lula Indian Territory
    Filed 31 January 1906 Southern District, Indian Territory, Marriage Book, p 67, record #217
    Certificate from FamilySearch

    Dorothy Mullinnix reports that Ross Benjamin had a second wife, Mary, maiden name unknown.  She lists no children from this marriage.

    I found some of the names in your family tree listed in an old Bible in my possession.  The front page of the Bible shows that it belongs to Fannie Mullins.  The Marriage page in the middle of the Bible shows that Fannie Smith married Ben R Mullins on January 21, 1906.  Both are from Lula, Oklahoma.

    My Grandpa Mullins is Fannie and Ben R Mullins oldest son.  His name is George Ross Mullins.  The Bible shows that Fannie and Ben had 9 children; three of the names match those on your family tree, Ben Junior "BJ," Sherman and Leon.  The Bible also provides birth dates of all children and marriage dates of 6 of the children.

    I told my dad, David Mullins, about the Bible in my possession and your family tree.
    --  Michelle Mullins McConnell, Geneanet Messaging to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 24 June 2019

    Dorothy Mullinnix provides the names of the children of Ross Benjamin and Francis Arizona Mullins.  She has no dates or places of birth:
    Dovie (probably a nickname for Dovina, as in many other families at that time)
    B J
    Lonnie "Leon"

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Lubbock, Texas, City Directory, 1932, p
    Mullings [sic] Leon student Tech r 2910 20th
    Mullins Lucile Miss r 1807 Av F
    Mullins R Benjamin (Fannie) farmer h 1807 Av F
    Mullins Ross r 1807 Av F

    On his gravestone, his name is Ben Ross.  Also on his Social Security record and his Arizona death record.  When he registered for the WWI draft, he reported his name as Ross Ben.

    U.S., WWI Civilian Draft Registrations, 1917-1918
    Mullins, Ross Ben
    Resdience Canyon, Randall County, Texas
    Birth 25 Apr 1877
    Employed by Sam Gregg in farming, 8 mi NW of Canyon
    Contact (wife) Mrs Fannie Mullins, Canyon
    Tall, Slender, Brown Eyes, Black Hair
    Registered 12 Sept 1918 Canyon, Randall County, Texas
    Signed Ross B Mullins

    U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
    Ben Ros Mullins
    Birth 25 Apr 1875 Boskie [Bosque] County, Texas
    Father Sanford G Mullins
    Mother Tripan West
    SSN 526161289
    May 1938 Name listed as BEN ROS MULLINS

    Arizona, Death Records, 1887-1960
    Ross Ben Mullins
    Age 65
    Birth 25 Apr 1877 Texas, USA
    Father Giff S Mullins
    Mother Trippan West
    Death 24 January 1943 Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
    (No image available)

    Gravestone of Ben Ross and Fannie Mullins, Glendale Park, Glendale Arizona
    Ben Ross   April 25, 1877  Jan 24, 1943
    Fannie Frances Az  Feb 12, 1891  May 4, 1977
    Polly Ward Mullins  1925  1996

    Dorothy Mullinix, in her Mullinix Files, has the place of death of Ben as Texas.  Several genealogies have copied this, but his death record was found in Glendale, Maricopa County, Arizona (borders Phoenix).  Florence Lynch has posted his and Fannie's memorials on Find a Grave with the same photo of their grave, reporting the place of death as Glendale, Arizona, where they were buried.

    Even genealogies which post the photo of the grave report his name as Ross Benjamin, rather than Ben[jamin] Ross as it is on the grave.  I found a photo of the stone on the Stephen Evans family tree on

    In addition to the information on Ben and his wife Frances, the gravestone has the name of Polly Ward Mullins, which seems to be a daughter or daughter-in-law.

    Ben Ross Mullins
    Birth Apr 25, 1877
    Death Jan 24, 1943

    Sanford Giffin Mullins (1845 - 1907)
    Tripan Velma West Mullins (1849 - 1936)

    Children Ben J Mullins (1919 - 1993)

    Linzey C Mullins (1875 - 1944)
    Jennie Wise Mullins Stephenson (1876 - 1961)

    Burial Glendale Memorial Park, Glendale, Maricopa County, Arizona

    Created by Florence Lynch Nov 29, 2008
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #31827170,


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