Kentucky Family Group Sheet for the Chichester Benson Family


Husband: Chichester BENSON
Birthdate: 1763
Birthplace: Carolione Co. VA
Death date: Bet Sep 1825 & Aug 1826
Place of death: Shelby Co KY
Burial: Shelby Co KY
Father:
Mother:

Marriage date: Abt 1785
Marriage place: VA or NC

Wife: Mary
Birthdate: unknown
Birthplace:
Death date: unknown
Place of death:
Burial: unknown
Father: unknown
Mother: unknown

CHILDREN

Child No. 1: Elizabeth Betsy Benson
Sex: f
Birthdate: Abt 1785
Birthplace: Poss. Surry Co NC
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Marriage date: Feb 6, 1805
Marriage place: Shelby Co KY
Spouse's name: Elias Wood

Child No. 2: Judith Benson
Sex: F
Birthdate: 27 Aug 1787
Birthplace: Poss. Surry Co. NC
Death date: Apr 3, 1882
Place of death: Ohio Co. KY
Burial: Cane Run Cemetery
Marriage date: June 1819
Marriage place: Shelby Co KY
Spouse's name: 2nd: Robert Mitchell

Child No. 3: George Benson
Sex: M
Birthdate: Abt 1789
Birthplace: Poss. NC
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Child No. 4: Zachariah Benson
Sex: M
Birthdate: Abt 1790
Birthplace: NC or KY
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Spouse's name: Elizabeth

Child No. 5: Sarah
Sex: F
Birthdate: Abt 1791
Birthplace: Poss. Mercer Co. KY?
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Marriage date: 2 Feb 1809
Marriage place: Shelby Co KY
Spouse's name: George Snelling

Child No. 6: Rosannah
Sex: F
Birthdate: 3 Jun 1792
Birthplace: Poss. Mercer Co KY?
Death date: 14 May 1869
Place of death: Washington Co. IN
Burial:
Marriage date: 25 Aug 1813
Marriage place: Shelby Co KY
Spouse's name:

Child No. 7: Ann Benson
Sex: F
Birthdate: Abt 1794
Birthplace: Poss. Mercer Co. KY
Death date:
Place of death:
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Marriage date: 7 Feb 1827
Marriage place: Shelby Co KY
Spouse's name: George W. Tucker
 
 
Documentation:
*    Book at the Tyler Library, The Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 2, No. 3, April 1964, with the name of Chidester Benson, 17 years old, enlisted in Revolutionary service at Chesterfield, Virginia after 1 of September 1780.
*    In Volume 2, No. 2, his name was again found, saying he was 17 years old, born Caroline County, VA - and giving his place of residence as Stafford County, VA -adjacent to Caroline County.
*    On Apr 5, 2013, I orderd his military service record, pension application and bounty land application from NARA.
*    One Chichester Benson, who may possibly be "our" ancestor is documented in Surry Co.
*    NC State Census of 1784-1787 on Page 146, with head of family consisting of one male 21-to 60 years old, and one female (so this appears to me that they were probably newly married and had no children by those dates, until Judith was born on August 27, 1787.
*    Since Betsy, the daughter of Chichester Benson, married Elias Wood in Shelby Co. KY on Feb. 6, 1805, Chichester was probably in the county by at least 1803, if indeed Betsy is the oldest and married first. Other records document that Chichester Benson arrived in Shelby County at least before August Term of Court 1807 when he was paid for "crying the sale for the Estate of Elizabeth Butler." This data transcribed from Film 33970, part 2, 259,250: Shelby Co. Wills, page 172, Volume 2, Indexed. Copied by George E. Kimble in Florida from microfilmed records in Salt Lake City, Utah. He stated that lack of time prevented an exhaustive study of the available records, but, however, that this data should provide a basis for further study. Part of his notes follow: Will of Chichester Benson, dated 26 September 1825, recorded August Term 1826, in Will Book No. 7, Pages 168/170. Names wife, Mary; children - Judy Mitchell, wife of Robert Mitchell; George Benson, Zachariah Benson, Sally Snelling, wife of George Snelling; Rosey Mitchell; Ann Benson; grandchildren -John, Polly, Thompson and Jonathan Mitchell, children of Joseph Mitchell, deceased. (Joseph was first married to Judith Benson).
*    Appraisement of personal property of Chichester Benson, October 23, 1826, includes two negroes.
*    Ohio Co. KY census Records, Newspapers, Obituary for Judith Benson Mitchell, and other court records. Judith and Robert Mitchell moved to Ohio Co. KY about 1825 when he first appears on the tax records there. J Brown.
 

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