Willis Daniel Benson

Willis Daniel Benson

Male Abt 1775 - 1848

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  • Name  Willis Daniel Benson 
    Born  Abt 1775  , , MD, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  20 Jan 1848  , Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1625  All Family Connections
    Last Modified  22 May 2013 

    Father  Elam Levin Benson, Sr,   b. 1752, , Kent, DE, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1836, , Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Nancy,   b. Abt 1752,   d. 1784, , , MD, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1770  , , MD, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F5473  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Mary Hamm,   b. Abt 1778, , , NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1849, , Rowan, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25 Aug 1794  , Rowan, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Benson,   b. Abt 1796,   d. Abt 1796
     2. Benson,   b. Abt 1796,   d. Abt 1796
     3. Sarah Elizabeth "Betsy" Benson,   b. 1798, , Rowan, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1851, , Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Nancy Benson,   b. 1800, , Rowan, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. John Benson,   b. 1802, , Rowan, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1802, , Rowan, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Willis Daniel Benson, Jr.,   b. 1805, , Rowan, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Franklin Wylie Benson,   b. 1808, , Rowan, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1870, , Austin, TX, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  20 Sep 2011 
    Family ID  F615  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Elizabeth Tahpenes,   b. Abt 1781, , , NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850, , Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1813  , , TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced  21 Sep 1837 
    Children 
     1. William Marion Benson,   b. 1815, , Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1893, , Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Frederick Benson,   b. 1816, , Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1842, , Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Newman Benson,   b. Abt 1818, , Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Elam Levin Benson,   b. 1820, , Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1875, Lynchburg, Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Jesse Benson,   b. Abt 1822, , , TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880, , Titus, TX, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  4 Sep 2007 
    Family ID  F5471  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Information regarding wives and children of Daniel Benson from Ancestry World Tree Project Johnson-Benson Connection
      http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marisabenson&id=I1129

      Problem with Elizabeth Hindman as second wife - they supposedly married abt 1813 and were divorced 21 Sep 1837. Birth dates of children listed fit within these dates; but not with date of death of first wife, Mary Hamm, who died in 1847. No record given of a divorce from Mary.
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      Lincoln County, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1814-1817
      Index
      Benson, Daniel, 9, 10, called as juror 3 Mar 1814
      35, lawsuit vs Abraham Kirkendall 7 may 1814
      95, 8 Nov 1814 Juror
      96, 99, 8 Nov 1814 Bondsman for estate of Gilbert Norwell
      9 Nov 1814 Juror
      125, Report on taxes, tracts of land and town lots not listed for taxation for the year 1814 and liable for double tax and costs
      Daniel Benson 19 acres Vinzant Creek, land posted for tax sale 12 Nov 1814
      145, 18 Feb 1815 Juror
      16, 149, 388, 396, 409
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      Recorded October 21, 1845
      The State of Tennessee No. 18055
      To all to whom these presents shall come Greetings: Know ye, that in consideration of an entry made in the office of the entry taker Lincoln County pursuant to an act of the General Assembly of said state on the 9th day of January 1830 & entered on the [illeg] of September 1842 by No. 2760 there is granted by the said state of Tennessee unto Daniel Benson & R. H. G Bagley & [illeg] tract or parcel of land containing sixty three acres & fifty poles by [illeg] bearing date the 12 day of September 1845 being in said county on the head waters of Duke's Creek a south branch of Elk River & bounded as follows to wit. Begin at a persimmon tree Boyles & Bensons corner running thence east with their line thirty five poles to a hickory at Leonards & thence south with his line 124 poles to a poplar in the north boundary line of Boyles & Bensons survey thence west to their survey forty two poles to a chestnut in Mrs. Gorleys east boundary line thence north with his line forty four poles to a black gum & dogwood thence west with Mrs. Gorleys line fifteen poles to a hickory in the east boundary of a survey belonging to the heirs of John Strut thence north with the same eighty two holes to a black gum [illeg] north east corner thence west with their line ninety two holes to a chestnut & poplar thence north Twenty eight polls to a chestnut in Martins south boundary line thence east with the same forty poles to two dogwoods thence north twenty poles to a chestnut thence east fifty two poles to a stake in Leonards west boundary line themselves with the same fifty poles polls to the beginning. Beginning with the heredilaments [?] & appurtenances to have & to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said Daniel Benson & RHG Bagley & their heirs forever. In witness whereof Aaron V Brown governor of the state of Tennessee hath hereunto set his hand & caused the great seal of the state to be affixed at Nashville on the 20«sup»th«/sup» day of October in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred & forty five & up the independence of the United States the seventieth.
      By the governor Aaron V Brown
      Jno S Young secretary

  • Sources 
    1. [S40] North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004, Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp., (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: North Carolina County Marriage Indexes. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina.) (Reliability: 3).
      Name: Daniel Benson
      Gender: Male
      Spouse: Mary Ham
      Spouse Gender: Female
      Marriage Date: 25 Aug 1794
      Marriage County: Rowan
      Marriage State: North Carolina
      Source Vendor: North Carolina State Archives

    2. [S265] North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868, Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000., (Raleigh, NC, USA: North Carolina Division of Archives and History, 1977.) (Reliability: 3).
      Groom: Daniel Benson
      Bride: Mary Ham
      Bond_Date: 25 Aug 1794
      Bond #: 000130914
      Level Info: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
      ImageNum: 003273
      County: Rowan Record #: 03 010
      Bondsman: John Periman
      Witness: Fridreck Miller