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 Martin Van “Clu-Clu” Benge, Sr

Martin Van “Clu-Clu” Benge, Sr

Birth
Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas, USA
Death 27 Nov 1915 (aged 60)
Oklahoma, USA
Burial Tahlequah, Cherokee County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 10648785 · View Source
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Martin Van Benge Sr. was the son of Samuel Houston Benge Sr. b. 28 Jan 1832 in GA and d. 23 Oct 1903, and Lucy Blair b. abt 1836 and d. Apr 1866, daughter of George Blair and Sarah Blythe.

He had the following siblings: George Washington Benge, Judge; and Ross Lomy Benge. He had the following half-siblings (mother: Nannie Brewster): Margaret, Samuel Houston Jr, Theodore, Richard, and Jennie Benge.

He married before 1883, (1) Maybelle Scott Adair b. 1860, daughter of Sterling Scott and Elizabeth Adair; they had the following children: May Bell b. 03 Sep 1881; Amy b. Mar 1883; Martin Van Jr. b. 14 Sep 1885; John A.; and Emma Benge b. 1891.

He married (2) Adna Starr b. 01 Mar 1871 d. 28 Jun 1951, daughter of George Starr and Mary Scott; they had the following children: Ruth Lela who married Clarence William Madden; Leo Henry, Charles Starr, and George Ross Benge.

He is listed on the 1880 CN Census: IL, 55; 1890 CN Census: IL, 2008; Dawes Roll: card# 1812, roll# 4785; Miller Roll: Ft. Gibson, OK, ap# 7895, roll# 4852; Blood: 1/2 Cherokee; Occupation 1: 1880, Farmer; Occupation 2: 1890, Attorney. [Source: Cherokee Lineages by James R. Hicks]


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  • Added: 21 Mar 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10648785
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Martin Van “Clu-Clu” Benge, Sr (22 Aug 1855–27 Nov 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10648785, citing Greenleaf Cemetery, Tahlequah, Cherokee County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .