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August Hickorybud "Gus" Benfield
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Birth: Aug. 30, 1866
Alexander County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Oct. 9, 1934
Bollinger County
Missouri, USA


Father: John Hartzel Benfield, Sr. (Born: 11 Jan 1815, Burke or Alexander Co., NC - Died: Btw: 1868-1880, Howell Co., MO: Burial: Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO)
Note: Died from blood poisoning (bacteremia /septicaemia): After the Civil War, John and part of his family left NC and headed out West. His wagon broke down in MO. While working on a wheel, he accidently hit his knee, resulting in blood poisoning. S/o George Alfred ​Benfield & Sarah Elizabeth Hartle /Hartzel
married: Abt 1840, MO):

Mother: Elizabeth "Eliza" Docterey (Born: 1823, Alexander Co., NC or Germany - 1900, age 80, Missouri City, Fort Bend, TX) -Census: Blowing Rock, Caldwell Co., NC

1. John H. Benfield, Jr. (B: Marylin(?), NC)
2. Catherine Marilla Benfield (B: 1839, Alexander, NC);
3. Anna Benfield (B: 1843, Alexander, NC);
4. Martha Benfield (B: 1845, Alexander, NC);
5. Sarah Benfield (B: 1848, Alexander, NC);
5. Andrew Davis Benfield (B: 1859, Alexander, NC);
6. Franklin Benfield (B: 1864 Marylin(?), NC)
7. August Hickorybud "Gus" Benfield;
8. Joseph H Benfield (B: Aug 1867, VA - 04 Sep 1928, Liberty, Bollinger Co., MO; Dongola Cemetery, Dongola, Bollinger, MO);
9. Charles Benfield (B: 1868, NC - 1928, age 60, Dougles Co., MO)

Nephew: Dennis F Benfield (B: Dec 1888 MO)
Nice: Minnie J Benfield (B: Nov 1894, MO)

Residence (1880): Kinder, Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Married (08 Sep 1898, at the home of Joseph Moore, Marble Hill, Bollinger, MO, Civil Wed., by JP): Rosa Sleana Ellender "Rosie" Moore Benfield (B: 23 Mar 1878, Lutesville, Bollinger, MO - 30 Aug 1922, Liberty Township, Bollinger, MO) D/o Joseph A. Moore (B: 29 Nov 1848, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO - 28 Nov 1901, Dongola, MO) & Nancy Viola Duncan (B: 24 Apr 1848, Crittenden Co., KY - 02 Dec 1915, Liberty, Bollinger, MO)

1. Lee Robert Benfield (B: 30 Aug 1900, Burfordville, Cape Girardeau, MO - 29 Aug 1991, Kankakee, Kankakee, IL)
2. Cora Ethel Benfield (B: 12 Jan 1902, Stoddard Co., MO - 22 Nov 1997, Eldorado, Saline, IL) married (18 Feb 1919, Marble Hill, Bollinger, MO): Sherman Wesley Adams (B: 09 Sep 1899, Bollinger, MO - 10 Mar 1940, Braun, Cape Girardeau, MO; Burial: 12 Mar 1940, Collins Cemetery, Dongola, Bollinger, MO);
3. Elmer Ernest Benfield (B: 04 Jan 1907, Dongola, Bollinger, MO - 24 Jul 1964, Kankaee, Kankakee, IL);
4. Omer Franklin Benfield (B: 11 May 1909, Dongola, Bollinger, MO - 03 Mar 1989, Chaffee, Scott, MO; Burial: Mar 1989, Union Park Cemetery, Chaffee, Scott, MO)
Roy Leslie Benfield (B: 09 May 1914, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, M) - 30 Oct 1975, Du Quoin, Perry, IL; Nov 1975, Memphis Memorial Park Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby, TN)

Residence (1900): Burfordville, Cape Girardeau,​ MO
Residence (1920, 1930): Liberty, Bollinger, Missouri

Residence (1930): Liberty, Bollinger, MO -August Benfield 65 yrs & widowed is living with his son, Lee R Benfield, wife, Lillie L J Benfield, and their son, Lesslie E Benfield (B: 1924, MO)

Died: 09 Oct 1934, Randles, Cape Girardeau County MO

Burial: 10 Oct 1934, Collins Cemetery, Dongola, Bollinger, MO

Cemetery Location: Collins Cemetery, West of Zalma. Hwy 51 to opposite County Road 602, take gravel road 1/8 mile to a lane to right, up hill to cemetery
 (bio by: Glenn Ellis) 
Family links: 
  Sleana Ellender Moore Benfield (1878 - 1922)
  Lee Robert Benfield (1900 - 1991)*
  Cora Ethel Benfield Adams (1902 - 1997)*
  Elmer Ernest Benfield (1907 - 1964)*
  Omer Franklin Benfield (1909 - 1989)*
  Roy Leslie Benfield (1914 - 1975)*
*Calculated relationship
Collins Cemetery
Bollinger County
Missouri, USA
Created by: Patricia Grant
Record added: Nov 26, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23113115
August Hickorybud Gus Benfield
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August Hickorybud Gus Benfield
Added by: Glenn Ellis
August Hickorybud Gus Benfield
Added by: Glenn Ellis
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- Patricia Adams Grant
 Added: Feb. 11, 2009

- brenda joyce
 Added: Nov. 14, 2008

- AnnMarie
 Added: Apr. 19, 2013
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