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Charles H "Charlie" Benson
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Birth: Aug. 1, 1844
Johnston County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Apr. 13, 1929
Johnston County
North Carolina, USA

h/o Mary Jane Jones

f/o Laurence D(1868), Unity B(1883) & Mary H(1890) Benson who are not listed below

h/o Melvina Tew

f/o Lou Madie Benson(1915)

"Charles H. "Charlie" Benson (1844-1929), a private in the 24th North Carolina Regiment, Company I, organized at the beginning of the war as the Smithfield Light Infantry. Benson enlisted at age 20 and served alongside his brother, Sgt. William C. Benson, in the Army of Northern Virginia under General Robert E. Lee. By the time the war ended, both men had been captured by the enemy and were confined in a prisoner-of-war camp at Point Lookout, Maryland. Months after Lee's surrender, they and scores of other Johnston County POW's were finally given their freedom in exchange for signing an oath of allegiance to the United States of America. Emaciated and clothed in rags, they returned on foot to the homes they had fought to defend.

Charlie Benson lived to age 84. He married twice and fathered 14 children."

(Information given by Gloria Starling Johnson)
Family links: 
  William Henry Benson (1813 - 1890)
  Louisa Tyner Benson (1814 - 1887)
  Mary Jane Jones Benson (1849 - 1911)
  Melvina Tew Benson (1885 - 1965)
  Iva Lee Benson Gainey*
  Sophronia Ann Benson Jones (1870 - 1932)*
  James Pink Benson (1873 - 1922)*
  Louisa A. Benson Barbour (1875 - 1936)*
  Patsey Lillian Benson Grimes (1877 - 1959)*
  Loma Elector Benson Barbour (1879 - 1965)*
  Unnie Benson Barbour (1883 - 1950)*
  Zara E Benson Barbour (1884 - 1931)*
  Charles Harvey Benson (1885 - 1946)*
  Chimers S Benson (1892 - 1950)*
  Henry Kemper Benson (1894 - 1974)*
  John Uzell Benson (1837 - 1917)*
  William C Benson (1840 - 1913)*
  James R. Benson (1841 - 1932)**
  Charles H Benson (1844 - 1929)
  Alford Monroe Benson (1846 - 1896)*
  Sarah Eveline Benson Langdon (1846 - 1912)*
  Benjamin A. Benson (1849 - 1927)*
  Nancy M. Benson Stephenson (1853 - 1920)*
  Rufus D. Benson (1855 - 1921)*
*Calculated relationship
C. H. Benson Cemetery
Johnston County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: LKTL
Record added: Mar 22, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 107100299
Charles H Charlie Benson
Added by: Gerry Morgan
Charles H Charlie Benson
Added by: LKTL
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 Added: May. 20, 2014
~ Rest in Peace ~
 Added: Mar. 22, 2013

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