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John William Benefiel
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Birth: Oct. 1, 1793
Death: Sep. 25, 1868

Born near Mt. Sterling (Montgomery Co. Ky) son of Robert Benefiel (1770-1856) & Louisiana Stewart (1770-1820), brother of Jane, William and Mary Benefiel.

Settled in Madison Co. Ind around 1850. Married Rebecca Summers Aug 20, 1820, father of Leah, Louisiana, Lucinda, Sarah Ann, Robert G., Isaac N., Wm D., John W., Mary Jane, Rhoda Ellen, Catherine and Samantha Jane Benefiel.

"After grandmother died, grandfather John Bennefield sold the old homestead (in Madison Co. Ind); divided up with his children and with two of his sons, Robert & Isaac, removed to Centerville, Appanoose Co., Ia. Grandfather Benefield was a real pushing farmer, but pretty wild roughneck; liked to get on riproaring drunks. Used to be a great fighter in the ring and out of it. Got into a fight, had his thumb chewup up; consequently gangrene and lost the arm. Was amputated without anesthetics, and just groaned once, when the saw kind of stuck in the bone." --Elias Ridgeway

John is my 3rd great grandfather..

(NOTE: TOMBSTONE PHOTO BY TYLER)
 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert Benefiel (1770 - 1856)
  Louisiana Stewart Benefiel (1770 - ____)
 
 Spouse:
  Rebecca Summers Benefiel (1805 - 1863)*
 
 Children:
  Robert Galington Benefield (1829 - 1887)*
  Isaac Newton Benefield (1832 - 1895)*
  William D Benefiel (1834 - 1906)*
  John Wesley Benefiel (1836 - 1903)*
  Mary Jane Benefiel (1839 - 1851)*
  Rhoda Ellen Benefiel Waymire (1841 - 1912)*
  Catherine Benefiel (1846 - 1864)*
 
 Sibling:
  John William Benefiel (1793 - 1868)
  William D Benefiel (1801 - 1870)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
J. Benefield DIED Sept 25, 1868 Aged 74 yrs 11 ms 24 ds
 
Burial:
Zoar Cemetery
Exline
Appanoose County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Sharon Benefiel Palmer
Record added: Sep 19, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21661524
John William Benefiel
Added by: Sharon Benefiel Palmer
 
John William Benefiel
Added by: Sharon Benefiel Palmer
 
John William Benefiel
Added by: Sharon Benefiel Palmer
 
 
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- Kay Seipp
 Added: Aug. 16, 2012
from your 3rd great gdau in Ky.
- Sharon Benefiel Palmer
 Added: Oct. 15, 2010
 
 
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