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MAULE Benjamin
Birth:          28 Jan 1794 Radnor Twp., Delaware Co., Pa.
Death:          15 Aug 1873 London Grove, Pa.
Burial:         19 Aug 1875 West Marlborough Twp., Chester Co., Pa.

Notes
1981 book:
Benjamin was a dairy farmer. In the 1860 census, his farm is listed at $21,660 and his 
personalty at $4,050.
	Benjamin fattened Marylander steers.  When the railroads brought Western 
beef, he concentrated on dairy farming.  For a few years he was in a partnership with 
his son Isaac.  Benjamin also drafted wills for neighbors and acquaintenances.
	Benjamin was executor of his father's estate. Pursuant to his father's will, he 
sold his father's farm and immediately repurchased it from the buyer, George Maris. In 
1856, someone questioned the propriety of the sale, and the Pennsylvania Legislature 
passed an "Act to confirm the sale of certain real estate in Delaware County" 
conferring ownership on Benjamin if he could persuade the Orphans Court that no 
money had been misappropriated; he so persuaded the court.  Benjamin was on the 
committee to locate the present Haverford Meetinghouse.
	On June 25, 1856, Benjamin and Margaret sold the ancestral Maule farm to 
Francis Carpenter for $14,800, and moved to London Grove, Chester Co., Pa., 
because of the noise of the railroad, because the railroad and Lancaster turnpike cut 
the property into two parts, and because Radnor was becoming more densely 
developed. Carpenter sold the land to Jacob Lukens, who sold it to J. Henry Askin, 
the banker who developed the first suburban town of Wayne, Pa. The stone house, 
probably built by Thomas Maule (1E), was used by Askin as his house during the 
development but it was torn down in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century.
	Benjamin and Margaret were prominent members of the Religious Society of 
Friends, in which Benjamin was an elder.  In 1866, Benjamin visited relatives in Ohio, 
Indiana, and Illinois, including Gilman, Ill.
	Benjamin died of a protracted illness. Benjamin and Margaret are buried in 
West Marlborough Twp., Chester Co., Pa.
Source: Leeds Gen.; 47 The Friend 24; 56 The Friend 328; Jackson Fam.; Rec. of 
Radnor MM; 1850, 1860 Pa. census; Cummin, A Rare and Pleasing Thing: Radnor, p. 
137-138; CCHS; Notes of Morris E. Leeds, in collection of Haverford Friends Library
1850 in Radnor, Delaware Co., Pa. farmer, idx'd as Benjamine
1860 in West Marlborough Twp., Chester Co., Pa. farmer
1870 in West Marlborough Twp., Chester Co., Pa. farmer, 4 employees
obit in 19 Aug 1873 Phila Inquirer, "Carriages will meet at Avondale Station, Baltimore 
Central Railroad, the train leaving Broad and Prime streets at 7 o'clock A.M."


Parents
MAULE Benjamin (16 Mar 1760 - 20 Sep 1831)
BALDWIN Ann (13 Dec 1758 - 22 Dec 1843)

Siblings
MAULE Mercy (11 Dec 1783 - 1 Jan 1866)
MAULE Zillah (5 Jan 1786 - 26 Dec 1843)
MAULE Hannah (15 Oct 1787 - 16 May 1855)
MAULE Thomas (14 Oct 1789 - 5 Feb 1874)
MAULE Joshua (6 Apr 1792 - 28 Mar 1803)
MAULE Benjamin (28 Jan 1794 - 15 Aug 1873)
MAULE Samuel (24 Dec 1795 - 9 Oct 1797)
MAULE ----- (21 Oct 1797 - 21 Oct 1797)
MAULE ----- (21 Oct 1797 - 21 Oct 1797)
MAULE Ann (24 Apr 1799 - 9 Mar 1850)

Marriage To EVANS Margaret (5 May 1806 - 28 Apr 1883) m. 14 Oct 1835 Lampeter, Pa. Notes Parents EVANS Isaac () CONARD Mary () Children by EVANS Margaret 5 May 1806 - 28 Apr 1883
MAULE ----- (14 Nov 1836 - BEF 1840) MAULE Ann E. (10 Aug 1837 - 13 Nov 1920) MAULE Isaac (4 Jul 1839 - 8 Jul 1918) MAULE Mary (16 Feb 1841 - 28 Dec 1914) MAULE Emily (6 Dec 1842 - 29 May 1939) MAULE Margaret (7 Mar 1845 - 19 Oct 1935) MAULE Jane (23 May 1847 - 27 May 1939) MAULE Hannah (24 Jul 1849 - 21 Oct 1921)
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