|Birth: ||Jun. 13, 1826|
|Death: ||Aug. 12, 1871|
Benjamin was the second son of Rev. Charles Odingsell Screven and his second wife, Barbara Rankin Golphin/Godolphin. Charles was a Baptist clergyman and founder of the Sunbury Baptist Church. Benjamin's grandfather was General James Screven (1744-1778) an American Revolutionary hero.
Benjamin married Rebecca Baker, daughter of William Quarterman Baker and his first wife, Ann Lydia Mallard. Rebecca died 03 May 1858, leaving three small children: Charles W., Edward M. and Benjamin B.
On 07 November 1861, Benjamin enlisted in the Confederate States Army for a six month period and was mustered as a private in the Liberty Independent Troop (Company G, 5th Georgia Cavalry). On 15 May 1862, he enlisted as second lieutenant in the Liberty County Mounted Rangers, Company B, 20th Battalion, 7th Georgia Regiment. He subsequently became first lieutenant on 30 October 1862 and was promoted to Captain on 08 May 1864, at Haw's Shop.
He married as his 2nd wife, Rosa Jane Jones who was the daughter of William Jones and Mary Jane Robarts on 25 June 1863.
On 28 May 1864, in the battle of Haw's Shop, Virginia, Benjamin was seriously wounded in the trachea. After some weeks in General Hospital No. 9 in Richmond he was sent home on sick furlough extending to 08 September 1864.
Note: Note from Ed Saye: there is no record of Benjamin Screven being in Oconee Hill Cemetery, however, the records were lost in a fire in 1897. There is a book "Oconee Hill Cemetery" published in 2009 but he is not listed.
Oconee Hill Cemetery
Created by: Cousins by the Dozens
Record added: Feb 28, 2012
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