|Birth: ||Dec. 29, 1842|
|Death: ||Aug. 5, 1918|
Co. H, 11th Ky. Cavalry
He was born in Harrison Co., Ky. on Dec. 29, 1842.
He originally enlisted in Co. A, 1st Ky. Mounted Rifles on Oct. 18, 1861 at Prestonsburg, Ky.
He was captured at the Battle of Green River on July 4, 1863 and spent the rest of the war in Camp Douglas.
After the war he returned to Harrison Co. He was married twice and had 12 children. According to his pension application he never took the oath of alligance.
He died on Aug. 5, 1918 in Robertson Co., Ky. and is buried in Republican Christian Church Cemetery in Harrison Co., Ky.
John Emery Benson son of James "Jim" Benson.
1st wife Cansada Cook- they were married abt 1867. They had William H, Ellen, Lucretia, Elizabeth, Laura and Floyd.
2nd wife- Elizabeth Marshall- they were married abt 1887. They had John Enoch, Nancy M, Susan Jane, James H, Adam Thomas and Cordelia.
Elizabeth Marshall Benson (1865 - 1937)*
Lucretia Benson Monson (1876 - 1938)*
John Enoch Benson (1888 - 1957)*
Cordelia Benson Paynter (1905 - 1996)*
Republican Christian Church Cemetery
Created by: Bev
Record added: Dec 29, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 10189021