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Shelton Benson
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Birth: Mar. 12, 1843
Death: Sep. 28, 1927

Shelton BENSON was born on 12 Mar 1843 in Cumming, Forsyth Co., GA, USA as the sixth child of Willis BENSON and Mahulda Drucilla KILE. He had eleven siblings, namely: Reuben Washington, Elizabeth M, Drucilla, Monroe, Harriett M, Lucinda, Arminda Angeline, Malissa Amazonia, Millard Handsel, Milledge Craig, and William Herod. He died on 20 Sep 1927 in Cumming, Forsyth Co., GA, USA (Age: 84). When he was 26, he married Elminie LIGHT, daughter of Wiley LIGHT and Alethia Elizabeth PHILLIPS, on 06 Jan 1870 in Cumming, Forsyth Co., GA, USA.

Race: (White) He lived in District 31, Forsyth, GA, USA in 1850. He lived in District 550, Gwinnett, GA, USA in 1860. He served in the military in 1862 in Co. D 9th Battalion Lt Artillery (GA, USA). He lived in Cumming, Forsyth Co., GA, USA in 1870. He lived in Chattahoochee, Forsyth, GA, USA in 1880. He lived in Militia Districts 1437, 885, Coal Mountain, Chattahoochee, Forsyth, GA in 1900. He lived in Chattahoochee, Forsyth, GA, USA in 1910. He lived in Chattahoochee, Forsyth, GA, USA in 1920. He was buried on 22 Sep 1927 in Forsyth Co, GA, USA (Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery). In his will he left the property that is today the Shady Grove Cemetery.

Shelton BENSON and Elminie LIGHT had the following children:

Mary Azza BENSON was born on 15 Oct 1870 in Cumming, Forsyth Co., GA, USA. She died on 03 Aug 1920 in Cumming, Forsyth Co., GA, USA (Age: 49).

Winchester W. BENSON was born on 25 Jun 1873 in Cumming, Forsyth Co., GA, USA. He died on 30 Apr 1950 in Cumming, Forsyth Co., GA, USA. He married Alice MAYFIELD on 13 Nov 1897 in Cumming, Forsyth Co., GA, USA.

Carry BENSON was born on 21 Aug 1875 in Cumming, Forsyth Co., GA, USA (Twin of Wiley R. Benson). She died in 1875 (Probably at birth).

Wyly Ransom BENSON was born on 21 Aug 1875 in Cumming, Forsyth Co., GA, USA (Twin of Carry Benson). He died on 17 Nov 1974 in Tucker, Dekalb, GA, USA (Cardio Pulmonary Arrest; Cardiovascular Accident (Stroke)). He married Emily Elizabeth BROWN on 20 Sep 1896 in GA, USA.

Rosa L BENSON was born on 24 Nov 1877 in Cumming, Forsyth Co., GA, USA. She died on 12 Jan 1955 in Hall Co, GA, USA.
Maggie B. BENSON was born on 11 Jan 1878 in Cumming, Forsyth Co., GA, USA. She died on 29 Mar 1965 in Cumming, Forsyth Co., GA, USA.

Eula O BENSON was born in Mar 1880 in Cumming, Forsyth Co., GA, USA. She died on 02 Apr 1939 in Cumming, Forsyth Co., GA, USA (Age: 59). She married James William PASS on 18 Oct 1903 in Cumming, Forsyth Co., GA, USA.

Nettie J BENSON was born in Sep 1885 in Cumming, Forsyth Co., GA, USA. She died on 23 Dec 1968 in Atlanta, Fulton, GA, USA. She married HOUZE on 16 Nov 1902 in Cumming, Forsyth Co., GA, USA.

Velvie L BENSON was born in Jul 1887 in Cumming, Forsyth Co., GA, USA. She died on 21 Mar 1959 in Hall Co, GA, USA. She married William Henry CLARK in 1912 in Cumming, Forsyth Co., GA, USA. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Elmina Light Benson (1849 - 1930)
 
 Children:
  Mary Azza Benson (1810 - 1920)*
  Winchester W Benson (1873 - 1950)*
  Wiley Ransom Benson (1875 - 1974)*
  Eula O Benson Pass (1880 - 1939)*
  Velvie Benson Clark (1887 - 1959)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Prepare to meet us in heaven.; Co D 9 GA LT Arty Confederate States Army
 
Note: Double marker;
 
Burial:
Shady Grove Baptist Cemetery
Cumming
Forsyth County
Georgia, USA
 
Maintained by: Susan Youngblood Gilbert
Originally Created by: Susan Gilbert
Record added: Jul 05, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5592734
Shelton Benson
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Shelton Benson
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Co. C, 2nd Georgia State Troops and Co. D, 9th Georgia Artillery Transferred from the 2nd Georgia State Troops to the 9th Georgia Artillery on 23 Apr 1862 in Atlanta.Surrendered with his unit at Appomattox Court House, Virginia on 9 Apr 1865.
- Birdgirl
 Added: Dec. 14, 2015
In loving memory, Sara -
- Sara
 Added: Jul. 5, 2015
With Honor and Respect today on the 150th anniversary of the end of the War of Northern Aggression, thank you for your service and sacrifice.
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 Added: Apr. 9, 2015
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