Benjamin F. Tilton 
- Born: 22 Aug 1804, Danville Caledonia VT
- Marriage (1): Mary A Garfield #1  on an unknown date
- Marriage (2): Levina Hayford #2  on an unknown date
- Died: 19 Apr 1863, St Lawrence Co New York at age 58
Iowa Biographies Project (History of Hardin County Iowa Spring Field 111 Union Publishing Company 1883) Eldora Township
Benjamin F Tilton and Mary A Garfield had 5 Children Two Boys and 3 Girls In the Biography read Viz Kate M, and Julia both living in Beloit Wis, and Carrie M Is a Clerk in the Treasury Dept Washington D.C.
Family moved from Vermont to canada and to New York.
Benjamin F Tilton, one of the earlier settlers of Eldora Township, resides on section 1. He was born in the town of Danville, Caledonia County Vermont. August 22 1804. When five years of age, he removed with his parents, David and Sarah (Foster) Tilton, to Canada, where he lived til 18 years of age. when his parents removed to Franklin County, N.Y. His parents lived In Franklin County about ten years, when he removed to St. Lawrence County, where he livedfour years. He has been married twice. His first wife was Mary A. Garfield, who died In Pottsdam, St Lawrence County. His second wife was Levina Hayford born In the state of New York. He has five children by his first wife - three of whom are living, Viz: Kate M, Carrie M, and Julia. H has one Daughter by his second wife - Frances E. Two of his daughters - Kate and Julia - live in Beloit, Wis. Carrie M. is a clerk in the treasury Department, at Washington. The youngest resides at home, and Is by profession a Teacher. His daughters are unmarried. Mr Tilton's farm contains 80 acres.
Benjamin married Mary A Garfield #1  on an unknown date. (Mary A Garfield #1  was born on an unknown date and died on an unknown date in PottsDam St Lawrence.)
Benjamin next married Levina Hayford #2  on an unknown date. (Levina Hayford #2  was born in 1817 in New York and died in 1897 in Iowa.)