Benjamin Hansford ("B.H.") Stewart

Born: 4/22/1843 -- Died: 3/24/1932
Mahomet Cemetery Plot: D 37

  • Father: John Gilbert Stewart -- Mahomet Cemetery Plot: Q 35
  • Mother's Maiden Name: Margaret Copeland -- Mahomet Cemetery Plot: Q 34
  • B. H. Stewart's family moved from Overton, Tenn. to the Gabriel Mills / Mahomet Area in 1851 and 1852 when he was a kid. Known as B. H. or Uncle Ben. He belonged to the "Scottish Rite" and Mount Horeb Lodge in Mahomet. Pvt. 1 Regt. Texas Infantry C.S.A. He was a land speculator. Served as a Burnet County Deputy and later Sheriff in 1873.

    Wife's Maiden Name: Missouri Hattie Allison

    Born: 8/10/1845 -- Died: 2/5/1928
    Mahomet Cemetery Plot: D 36
    Married: 6/30/1863

  • Father: John Houston Allison ~1812 - ~1867
  • Mother's Maiden Name: Sarah Ruth Hale ~1814 - ~1871
  • Hattie was born in Osceola, Missouri

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    Thanks to Harold Hunt for the pictures and family information.

    Additional Information:
    1. Information about a few of the ways the Williams, Greer, Clark, McAndrew, Hunt and Stewart families are related.
    2. Sketch of the life of B. H. Stewart, one of the early settlers of Burnet County, was written by his great grandson, Odell Burch (Burnet Bulletin, Feb. 1936):
    3. Picture as Sheriff in 1873:
    4. Benjamin and Hattie Stewart Family Picture:

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