Brown County Democrat Saturday, March 6, 1880
Died at Ripley, Feb. 29th, 1880 of Lung fever, Timothy D. Benton, in the 48th year of his age.
T. D. Benton was a native of Brown County, having been born at Ripley and spending the greater part of his life in the immediate vicinity of his birth. He leaves a family of four children to mourn his departure, his wife having proceeded him eight years. His bereaved children have the heart felt sympathy of the entire community in this their sad hour. Timothy D. Benton will be remembered by us as a man who made few professions and lived true to all he made, as a friend he was always worthy; as a father he was a model, his love for and sense of duty to his children being one of the marked characteristics of the man. He has gone to his reward which cannot be otherwise than glorious.
Contributed by: Rae Clinesmith