|Birth: ||Aug. 28, 1858|
|Death: ||Jun. 1, 1948|
Nancy Eubanks (1858-1948) lived through the wrath of the Civil War, the Reconstruction years that followed, and the Spanish-American War in the latter part of the 19th century; and then World War I, the Great Depression, and World War II of the 20th century. Her experiences in life touched the lives of my father and mother in the 20th century when I was a young child. I can remember meeting and being held by my Great Grandmother Nancy (Eubanks) Benefield when I was only 2 years old about a year before her death.
My mother, Evelyn Thomas (Willis) Benefield, told me several years before her own death that my Great Grandmother Nancy Benefield told her that her mother was Eliza Eubanks and her mother told her that her father was killed in the Civil War, she then married this Knight man who never shown back up after the Civil War, so she only assumed that he was also killed. After the Civil War they were taken in by the Hall family up near Irwinville, Georgia. All that was left of that Hall family was John Hall who was about the same age of her mother, and his aging mother, Mary Hall. Nancy's mother soon married John V. Hall, and she said that she was raised by her stepfather, John Hall, and her mother, Eliza (Eubanks-Knight) Hall.
When asked by my mother, my Great Grandmother Benefield told my mother that she was Nancy Eubanks before she married my Great Grandfather Jacob Daniel Benefield.
A photo of Nancy (Eubanks) Benefield is attached to this grave record standing beside my Grandfather William Daniel Benefield. My Mother said she took this photo in February, 1944, and that my grandfather died in October, 1944.
Nancy (Eubanks) Benefield lived to be 89 years old; just a couple months short of her 90th birthday.
Jacob Daniel Benefield (1861 - 1936)
Mary Ann Benefield James (1882 - 1972)*
Louiza Benefield Barber (1885 - 1936)*
James Jackson Benefield (1887 - 1969)*
Sylvester V. Benefield (1892 - 1958)*
William Daniel Benefield (1898 - 1944)*
Thomas Mitchell Benefield (1901 - 1987)*
Maintained by: Tom Benefield
Originally Created by: Frances Bowen Frost
Record added: Feb 12, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24568325