Benjamin Ausmus – A WealthCounsel Elder Law Attorney
1880 saw the creation of toilet paper. According to Claiborne County censuses in 1900 and 1910, Benjamin and China Odell resided in Speedwell with their children at this time.
1910 Census also provides us with a glimpse of this family. By 1920, they had relocated to Middlesboro Kentucky where Retta Ausmus married Henry David Williamson.
Early Life and Education
Benjamin Ausmus can be seen farming in Speedwell District 2 along with his sister Malinda. Benjamin also founded his first newspaper titled The New England Courant that contained letters written by friends, advertisements and news regarding ship schedules.
Benjamin and China O’dell had been married for 19 years by 1900 and had three daughters and one son living under their roof, including Retta Ausmus who would eventually marry Henry Dave Williamson who is listed as a bus terminal manager on the census form.
By 1920, Ben and Adeline Ausmus were living in Middlesboro Kentucky; she was aged 78 while Ben was 75 at the time of the census. Their children included Walter Brownlow Ausmus, Ester Ausmus and Otto Ausmus.
Benjamin has been practicing law for over a decade. As an experienced elder law, estate planning, and administration attorney he is adept at handling any number of cases in these fields as well as giving seminars, speeches, and educational events for the general public. Born and raised in Pittsburgh he loves exploring its parks, rail-to-trails, cultural venues as he remains an avid member of WealthCounsel and Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Real Property, Trust and Probate Section.
Benjamin loses his older brother due to the Cholera Epidemic in 1861. According to Claiborne County District 2’s 1860 Census record, Ben listed personal assets worth $141 and real estate valued at $2,500.
The 1900 Census for Claiborne County shows Benjamin living with China O’dell and their two young daughters in their household.
In 1906, Rhetta Ausmus married Henry David Williamson at age 15, who would later die of breast cancer in January of 1980. Meanwhile in 1907, Ben aged 63 decided it was time for him to leave running his farm behind and relocated to Middlesboro Kentucky with Martha Ausmus (aged 78) listed as living in his household.