My Tribute to Benjamin Mabey, Civil War Hero
By Richard Mabey Jr.
Benjamin Mabey was a Private in the Third New Jersey Infantry during the Civil War. He fought in several battles. He enlisted in the Union Army on May 29, 1861. He received a full honorable discharge from the Union Army on May 24, 1864. Benjamin was wounded in action, and hence was discharged from the army for disability.
Benjamin Mabey was born in August of 1838. He died on November 5, 1902.
Benjamin’s father was Abraham Mabey, who was born on December 10, 1806. He was born and lived his life in “Mead’s Basin in Pompton Township, New Jersey.” Abraham worked as a farmer all of his life. Abraham died in 1878.
Benjamin’s mother was Permelia (Ashton) Mabey. She was born in 1810 in Pennsylvania. Somehow, she met Abraham and married him and lived the rest of her life in Mead’s Basin, New Jersey, which was in Passaic County.
Benjamin Mabey married Jennet Logan in 1867. Jennet (Logan) Mabey was born in Scotland in May of 1840. There is a gap in the information as to how and where Benjamin and Jennet met.
After his release from the Union Army, Benjamin was disabled for the rest of his life. It seems that the bullet wound to his foot was very serious and did significant damage to his foot. Upon returning to Mead’s Basin in Pompton Township, New Jersey, Benjamin sold cigars and candies in a small store.
Benjamin and Jennet Mabey had three children. They were:
1) William Mabey, who was born in 1858.
2) Amelia Mabey, who was born in January of 1861.
3) James Mabey, who was born in September of 1866.
If you are a Mabey who was born in Towaco or Lincoln Park, you are related to Benjamin Mabey. The common bond is in Benjamin Mabey’s grandfather, Peter Mabey.
If anyone knows more about Benjamin Mabey, Civil War hero, please let me know. Thanks!