||07 Sep 1841
||Middletown, Bucks, Pennsylvania
|Baker's California Regiment. 71st PA Volunteers.|
||10 Dec 1862
||30 Dec 1862
||St. James Cemetery, Bristol Borough, Bucks, Pennsylvania
||20 Jan 1863
||Bucks County, Pennsylvania
||11 Nov 2014 |
||Daniel Bailey Hibbs, b. Abt 1814, Middletown, Bucks, Pennsylvania , d. 23 Apr 1845, Middletown, Bucks, Pennsylvania |
||Emily Brelsford, b. Abt 1820, Bristol Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania , d. 14 Feb 1848 |
||20 Jun 1839
- Benjamin Franklin was probably about four years old when his Father died. He practiced writing his name on the store's daybook. He was listed as a clerk on the rolls of Col. Baker's California Regiment, which became the 71 St. Regiment, Pa. Volunteers , but he was actually a Bristol Township School Teacher. In the spring of 1862 he was promoted to 2nd. lieutenant.He was knowm as a avid letter writer and became a correspondent to the " Bucks County Intelligencer" after Albert P. Schurtz, their original correspondent, was captured at the " Battle of Ball's Bluff" in September 1861. B. Frank as he was known, fought in the" Peninsula Campaign," The May 31, 1862 " Battle of Fair Oaks," the September 17, 1862 " Battle of Antietam," and the December 13, 1862 " Battle of Fredericksburg," where his ankle was shattered by a musket ball, he was taken to Harewood Hospital in Washington, D.C. where his leg was amputated below the knee. He died on December 30, 1862, from loss of blood when an artery ruptured. He wrote his will on December 10, 1862, three days before the intended battle, and enclosed it with a letter to his Uncle David Bresford, in which he stated that he felt that the upcoming battle would be his last, that he would fall in the contest. He names his Mother's sister Elizabeth Booze, as his beneficiary. His Uncle David Bresford went to Washington to claim his body. He is buried in St. James Cemetery, Bristol Borough.
The estate's of Mary (Searle) Hibbs, and Daniel Bailey Hibbs were settled after the death of Benjamin Franklin Hibbs. The fifty-five acre farm in Daniel's estate settlement was the property of John Guyon Hibbs and Mary his wife, which leaves me to believe that Mary resided with Daniel and Emily after John Guyon Hibbs' death.