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 (1776–1852) 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 (1861–1936) and Nancy A. Benefield (1867–____); and John Curry (1853–1926) and Mary Ann Curry (1860–1950).
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.
Nancy Gray Benefield (1818 - 1858)
Lurany Curry Benefield (1831 - ____)*
James J Benefield (1838 - 1864)*
Sarinian E Benefield (1839 - 1876)*
Levicy Jane Benefield (1844 - 1886)*
Jacob Daniel Benefield (1861 - 1936)*
Turner Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
Created by: Tom Benefield
Record added: Aug 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57369024