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Benjamin Wyman

Benjamin Wyman[1]

Male 1816 - Bef 1915  (< 98 years)

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  • Name Benjamin Wyman  [1
    Born 6 Jul 1816  Lexington, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 1915  FL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I23279  Puffer Genealogy
    Last Modified 4 Oct 2018 

    Family 1 Mary C. Puffer,   b. 12 Jan 1842, Lexington, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1880  (Age < 37 years) 
    Married 10 Aug 1869  Lexington, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Residence 1870  Marion, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Camp Izard 
    • An emergency fortification established in response to a Seminole Indian attack on a military force led by GeneralĀ Edmund P. GainesĀ in 1836

      This post was established on 27 Feb 1836 when General Gains and his force attempting to cross the Withlacoochee River came under attack by some 1500 Seminole Indians under chiefs Osceola and Alligator. 1st Lt Izard was the first casualty, receiving a lead bullet in the head: he died five days later. The Seminoles surrounded soldiers and forced them into a 250 yard quadrangle which the soldiers fortified with log breastworks and earthen bastions. General Gaines sent a request to General Clinch for reinforcements after the first day but the siege lasted two weeks without any reply. Regular Army rations ran out and the command was reduced to eating their Horses and dogs.

      The Seminoles tired of the conflict and requested a parley. General Gaines sent representatives to the parley who were told by the Seminoles that they just wanted to be left alone and would let the troops leave if Gaines would promise to abandon his pursuit of them. While the talks were under way 500 American reinforcements arrived and opened fire on the Seminoles who then abandoned the siege and left.

      The post was used intermittently until it was abandoned at the end of the war in 1842.
    Children 
     1. James F. Wyman,   b. CA 1847, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F4385  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Lucy Ann Puffer,   b. 1815,   d. 12 Nov 1857  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 29 Oct 1840  Waltham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F4386  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Camp_Izard_on_the_Ouithlacoochee_River_Feb_29_1836.jpg
    Camp_Izard_on_the_Ouithlacoochee_River_Feb_29_1836.jpg

  • Notes 
    • According to the 1870 Federal Census, he was a slave owner in Florida. The slave was named Charles Simon, and was 19 yrs.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1210] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, 120.

    2. [S1592] _1870 United States Federal Census.

    3. [S1840] _Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.

    4. [S2060] Massachusetts Marriage Records, 1840-1915.