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Presley Marion "Press" Benham
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Birth: Feb. 9, 1858
Meade County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Apr. 11, 1937
Meade County
Kentucky, USA

Pressley M. Benham was born February 9, 1858, died April 11, 1937. Age 79 years 2 months and 2 days.

He made a profession of faith and united with the Rock Ridge Baptist Church in early life and later united with the Buck Grove church of which he remained a faithful member, although distance from the church kept him from attending, he lived a Christian life as all who knew him can attest.

In June 1881 he married Catherine B. Lawson and to this union were born nine children, three of whom survive. George P., Llllle M., and Joseph E., all of Meade County; ten grandchildren and one great grand child; one sister, Mrs. E. T. Hiner of Louisville and four brothers, John C. of Seymour, Texas, J. G., J. C., and J. E. all of Meade County, and a host of nieces and nephews and he numbered his friends by his acquaintances.

The family and community will surely miss "Uncle Press" as we affectionately called him, for he was a kind and loving father, a good neighbor and a loyal friend. We feel that we have lost a friend but Heaven is made richer by his going. Funeral services were held at the residence Monday April 12, at 1:00 p. m., conducted by Rev. D. E. Jones of Louisville. Burial was in the Benham cemetery.

Meade County Messenger, April 15, 1937 
 
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 Parents:
  Jonathan Grable Benham (1824 - 1902)
  Elizabeth J Wright Benham (1830 - 1906)
 
 Spouse:
  Catherine E Lawson Benham (1863 - 1902)
 
 Children:
  Crabe C Benham (1883 - 1898)*
  Henry Ditto Benham (1885 - 1930)*
  George Presley Benham (1888 - 1972)*
  Lillie M. Benham Lankford (1891 - 1975)*
  Elvis Benham (1893 - 1899)*
  Jacob Benham (1898 - 1899)*
  Kate Benham (1902 - 1903)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Elizabeth Benham Porter (1852 - 1915)**
  John Thomas Benham (1853 - 1940)**
  Augustus Board Benham (1854 - 1924)*
  Presley Marion Benham (1858 - 1937)
  Jonathan Grable Benham (1861 - 1950)*
  Lucy J Benham (1866 - 1884)*
  Margaret Frances Benham Hiner (1869 - 1956)*
  James Calhoun Benham (1871 - 1942)*
  Joseph Edward Benham (1874 - 1947)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
Father "In Thee O Lord I put my trust"
 
Burial:
Benham Family Cemetery
Brandenburg
Meade County
Kentucky, USA
 
Maintained by: Kent Pack
Originally Created by: Thelma Whelan
Record added: Jun 11, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19829536
Presley Marion Press Benham
Added by: Thelma Whelan
 
Presley Marion Press Benham
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 Added: Jun. 11, 2007
Rest eternally with our heavenly Father. You will be remembered as part of my hertiage.
- Thelma Whelan
 Added: Jun. 11, 2007
 
 
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