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James Benefield
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Birth: 1817
Tattnall County
Georgia, USA
Death: 1897
Berrien County
Georgia, USA

James Benefield was born in Tattnall County, Georgia; son of James (Bedingfield) Benefield (1780-1835) and Mary Easters (1785-1845) both of Effingham County, Tattnall County, and Irwin County, Georgia. He died about 1897 in Berrien County, Georgia.

James married Nancy Gray (1818-1841), daughter of Duncan Gray (1785-1895) and Levicy Lamb (1789-1875), on 8 Dec 1835 in Irwin County, Ga. Together they had 4 known children: James J. Benefield (1838-1864) who was killed in the Civil War at Battle of Petersburg, Virginia; Sarinian (Serena) E. Benefield, born in 1839 in Irwin County, Georgia; John J Benefield, born in 1842; and Levester "Levicy" Jane Benefield (1844 1883).

His 2nd wife was Lurany Curry (1831-____), daughter of Duncan Curry (17761852) and Jane Mickler (1793____). They were married on 6 August 1859 in Berrien County, Georgia. Together, they had 2 known children, and 2 children from Lurany's prior births: Jacob Daniel Benefield (18611936) and Nancy A. Benefield (1867____); and John Curry (18531926) and Mary Ann Curry (18601950).

James Benefield served in the later part of Civil War in the Atlanta Campaign as a Private in the Georgia Militia.

James Benefield's grave site is located beside 2 of his daughters in an unmarked grave in Turner Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in northeast corner of Tift County, Georgia near Ferry Lake Road bridge at the Alapaha River.
Family links: 
  James Benefield (1780 - 1835)
  Mary Easters Benefield (1785 - 1845)
  Nancy Gray Benefield (1818 - 1858)
  Lurany Curry Benefield (1824 - ____)*
  James J Benefield (1838 - 1864)*
  Sarinian E Benefield (1839 - 1876)*
  Levicy Jane Benefield (1844 - 1886)*
  Jacob Daniel Benefield (1861 - 1936)*
  Nancy A. Benefield (1866 - ____)*
  John Jackson Benefield (1807 - 1860)*
  James Benefield (1817 - 1897)
  Elizabeth Benefield Rowe (1820 - 1883)*
*Calculated relationship
Turner Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
Ferry Lake
Tift County
Georgia, USA
Created by: Tom Benefield
Record added: Aug 20, 2010
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James Benefield
Added by: Tom Benefield
James Benefield
Added by: Tom Benefield
James Benefield
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 Added: Aug. 20, 2010

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