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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..

Family links: 
  Robert Benefiel (1770 - 1856)
  Louisiana Stewart Benefiel (1770 - ____)
  Rebecca Summers Benefiel (1805 - 1863)*
  Sally Ann Benefield Ridgway (1827 - 1909)*
  Robert Galington Benefield (1829 - 1887)*
  Isaac Newton Benefiel (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)*
  Robert Benefiel (1791 - 1859)*
  John William Benefiel (1793 - 1868)
  William D Benefiel (1801 - 1870)*
*Calculated relationship
J. Benefield DIED Sept 25, 1868 Aged 74 yrs 11 ms 24 ds
Zoar Cemetery
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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- 1_alewark
 Added: Oct. 14, 2014

- Kay Seipp
 Added: Aug. 16, 2012
from your 3rd great gdau in Ky.
- Sharon Benefiel Palmer
 Added: Oct. 15, 2010

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