Benjamin Franklin Ficklin
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His brother is Slaughter Ficklin
Born in Albemarle County, he was a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, Class of 1849. He is famous for his help in starting the Pony Express and for establishing other stage coach and mail routes in the United States during the nineteenth century. He ran the blockade for the Confederacy, was arrested in connection with the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and also once owned Monticello.
- "Charlottesville : Maplewood Cemetery." Charlottesville : Home. Web. 20 Apr. 2010. <http://www.charlottesville.org/Index.aspx?page=1566>.
- Web. Belmont - A History of a Neighborhood, James H. Buck Jr., Paper for James Kinard's Local History course, May 1980, retrieved June 30, 2014.