Benjamin Foster Halsey

Benjamin Foster Halsey, Democrat, Representative from Washington County, was born at Tarboro, N.C., May 17, 1863.  Son of Robert S. and Sarah E. (Alexander) Halsey.  Was educated at Williamston and Plymouth High School; University of Maryland, Medical School, 1885; Vanderbilt University, Medical School, 1893.  Physician.  Coroner of Washington County.  Mayor of Roper.  Charitable Brotherhood.  Married Miss Ida Chesson, October 4, 1889.  Address: Roper, NC.

Source:  North Carolina, and North Carolina Historical Commission.North Carolina Manual. Raleigh: North Carolina Historical Commission, 1917. Available @ Google Books <>

Other info about Benjamin Halsey

  • See his marriage certificate here
  • Halsey died June 18, 1928 – view his death certificate here
  • Ida Chesson Halsey was the daughter of Friley Fagan Chesson & Clara Mariah Pollard
  • Search the Roanoke Beacon Newspaper Index to see him mentioned in the newspaper. Search for “Hallsey” as well as “Halsey”