Hannah Danford passed away on Sept. 17, 1826. Benjamin remarried on Dec. 16, 1827 to Phebe Lewis. Together they had 8 children. This chart shows the relevant dates for this family,
Benjamin died on Jan. 30, 1846 about a year and a half after the birth of George Lewis. Phebe passed away a few years later on Dec. 16, 1849. Of the combined family of fifteen, two would have been left parentless at a very young age: George Lewis, age about five and Nancy Jane, age about nine.