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Mary Ann Frances Brantley Benson
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Birth: Sep. 4, 1853
Death: Feb. 11, 1941

Atlanta Constitution - Mrs. Mary Ann Benson lived with her daughter, Mrs. B. F. York, 318 Powder Springs Street, Marietta, Georgia. She was affectionately know as "Miss Molly". Born in Acworth. She was a member of the Noonday Baptist Church from 1875 until her death. Her three daughters survived her at her death - Mrs. B. F. (Myrtie) York, Mrs. C. O. (Alma Catherine) Brooks and Mrs. Mary Benson/Moore, two sons, J. A. (John Augustus) and R. L. (Robert Lee) Benson, a daughter in law, Mrs. W. E. (Warren Edgar) Benson and a sister in law, Mrs. J. S. (John Seaborn) Brantley of Marietta. She was also survived by 18 grandchildren and 11 great grand children.

Luther Brantley & Leonard Brantley were among the pall bearers. She was buried on Feb 12, 1941, in Marietta City Cemetery.
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Marietta Journal - 2/11/1941 - Tuesday - Mrs J. D. Benson, Native Mariettan, Passes Tuesday - - - Funeral Services to Be Hld Wednesday at First Baptist Church - - -

Mrs. Mary Ann Brantley/Benson, 88, native and life long resident of Marietta and Cobb County died early Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. B. F. York, 318 Powder Springs Street.

Mrs. Benson, affectionately known as Miss Molly, is the widow of the late J. D. Benson, of Marietta, who died in 1922. She was born at Acworth, September 4, 1853, the daughter of Rebecca Tanner/Brantley and Dr. W. R. Brantley. She married Mr. Benson in 1871.

She joined the Noonday Baptist Church in 1875 and was a member until her death.

Mrs. Benson is survived by three daughters, Mrs. B. F. York, Mrs. C. O. Brooks, and Mrs. Mary B. Moore; two sons, J. A. and R. L. Benson, a daughter in law, Mrs. W. E. Benton, a sister in law, Mrs. J. S. Brantley, of Marietta; 18 grandchildren and 11 great grand children.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 12 at 2:30 o'clock from the First Baptist Church with the Rev. E. T. Booth and Dr. George F. Brown officiating. Interment in City Cemetery.

The following named gentlemen will serve as pallbearers and are asked to please meet at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Brooks, 208 Roswell Street at 2 o'clock Wednesday; Mr. Jesse Fowler, Mr. John Fowler, Mr. Luther Brantley, Mr. Leonard Brantley, Mr. Ralph Dunn and MR. Fred Dunn.

Albert M. Dobbins Funeral Home has charge of funeral arrangements.
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 Parents:
  William Radford Brantley (1810 - 1862)
  Rebecca Tanner Brantley (1820 - 1892)
 
 Spouse:
  John Donald Benson (1851 - 1922)*
 
 Children:
  John Augustus Benson (1873 - 1960)*
  William Luther Benson (1877 - 1936)*
  Robert Lee Benson (1878 - 1944)*
  Alma Catherine Benson Brooks (1883 - 1973)*
  Warren Edgar Benson (1887 - 1928)*
  Mary Boyd Benson Moor (1889 - 1974)*
 
 Siblings:
  James J. Brantley (1839 - 1861)*
  William Joshua Brantley (1842 - 1861)*
  Margaret Temperence Jane Brantley Hamilton (1844 - 1864)*
  Archibald Thomas Brantley (1845 - 1864)*
  John Seaborn Brantley (1850 - 1934)*
  Mary Ann Frances Brantley Benson (1853 - 1941)
  Myrtie Benson York (1881 - 1956)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Mary was the daughter of Dr. Wm. Radford Brantley and Rebecca Tanner/Brantley. She was born in Acworth, Ga. and died in Marietta, Cobb Co, Ga. She was 88 years old when she died. She was married to John Donald Benson on 9/10/1871 in Cobb Co, Georgia. She had 18 grandchildren and 11 great grand children at her death.
 
Note: Two of her sons, Wm. Luther Benson and Dr. Warren Edgar Benson are both buried here. Mary is buried in the Benson plot, but there is also a Brantley plot.
 
Burial:
Marietta City Cemetery
Marietta
Cobb County
Georgia, USA
 
Created by: Judy K. Brantley/Wilson
Record added: Jul 23, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20600836
Mary Ann Frances <i>Brantley</i> Benson
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Mary Ann Frances <i>Brantley</i> Benson
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