Elam Levin Benson, Sr

Elam Levin Benson, Sr

Male 1752 - 1836

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  • Name  Elam Levin Benson, Sr 
    Suffix  Sr 
    Born  1752  , Kent, DE, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  13 Jun 1836  , Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I1627  All Family Connections
    Last Modified  22 Jan 2014 

    Father  William Elam Benson,   b. 4 Dec 1725, Yarmouth, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1775, , Sussex, DE, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Tabitha Kennedy,   b. 1727, , Somerset, MD, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1788, , , MD, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  9 Aug 1748  , Talbot, MD, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F5501  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Rebecca Brummell,   b. 1765, , , NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1850, , , TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1785  , Rowan, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Samuel Benson,   b. 1786, , Rowan, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1790, , Rowan, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John Benson,   b. 1790, , Rowan, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1814, Franklin, Williamson, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. George Benson,   b. 1797, , Rowan, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1850
     4. Elam Levin "Lum" Benson, Jr,   b. 1798, , Rowan, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1875, , Henderson, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Rebecca Benson,   b. Abt 1800, , Rowan, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1860, , Henderson, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  21 Aug 2008 
    Family ID  F673  Group Sheet

    Family 2  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 
    Children 
     1. Willis Daniel Benson,   b. Abt 1775, , , MD, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1848, , Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Betsy Benson,   b. 1777, , , MD, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Nancy Jane Benson,   b. 1782, , , MD, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1870, , Madison, AL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  16 May 2013 
    Family ID  F5473  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Levin Benson served in Rev War; placed on pension roll, Lincoln Co., TN, 22 May 1833; commencement of pension, 4 Mar 1831. Annual allowance $80, sums received as of 1835, $240. Age given as 83. Description of service - Private, Delaware line.
      Source: Pension Roll of 1835, Vol III, Tennessee, Page 598.

      Tennessee tax record shown Elam in Bedford County in 1812; He was security for his daughter Nancy's marrige in Rowan County, North Carolina, in 1803 even though he is not shown in 1800 census in that county; His daughther Nancy said he (Elam) was married in Maryland, where she was born, that his wife died there and that he came to Rowan County, North Carolina in 1784.
      Source: Nancy's testimony in Elam-Levem's revolutionary war record no. W329 in the U.S. National archives.
      Source: Benson Trace, Vol II.
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  • Sources 
    1. [S308] U.S. Pensioners, 1818-1872, (Provo, UT, USA; The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: Ledgers of Payments, 1818-1872, to U.S. Pensioners Under Acts of 1818 Through 185 From Records of the Office of the Third Auditor of the Treasury, 1818-1872; (National Archives Microfilm Publicatio T718, 23 rolls); Records of the Accounting Officers of the Department of the Treasury, Record Group 217; National Archives, Washington, D.C.) (Reliability: 3).
      Name: Levin Benson
      Pension office
      City/Town: Pulaski
      Pension Office
      State: Tennessee
      Year Range: 1831-1848
      Rank: Private
      Semi-annual
      Allowance: 40.00
      Note: "Died 13th June 1836 paid 1st quarter 1837"
      Pensions Ledger indicates payments were made each March and September from the West Tennessee Office, Lincoln Co., TN; transferred to Pulaski after the March 1836 payment.

      Placed on pension roll May 22, 1833; commencement of pension 4 Mar 1831;