Benjamin John Nicholson
Private, Co. B, 16 Calvary, circa 1862.
Benjamin was born January 19,
1833, in Milford Twp, Somerset County, PA, eldest son of
William and Catherine Nicholson. He married Peggy Keefer
on September 20, 1854, in Bullskin Twp, Fayette Co. Pa.
He died in Andersonville Civil War prison on August 14,
1864. Hundreds of his desendants can be found in a book
by Opel Berger, "The Keefer Family Tree", in the
Uniontown Public Library.
Captured at Old Church, Va., June 15, 1864; died at
Andersonville, Ga., August 14, 1864; grave, 5,595
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