Isham Benefiel

Photo added by Sharon Benefiel Palmer

Isham Benefiel

  • Birth 14 Sep 1837
  • Death 24 Jun 1906
  • Burial Elwood, Madison County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 21771849

Born in Madison Co. Ind. son of Wm. & Cynthia Kidwell Benefiel, brother of James M., Robert Stewart, Jonathan D., Rebecca Ann, Levi, Leander J., Wm. Henry, and Lurana J.

Isham was married four times: (1) July 19, 1854 Elizabeth Canon, (2) May 9, 1866 Sarah Emiline Baldwin, (3) June 11, 1881 Barbara A. (Brower) Frazer, (4) Feb 28, 1884 Elizabeth A. (Stokes) Miner.

Father of George Lewis, Mary Jane, Angeline, Louisa M., John M., Laura E., Minnie A., Jane, Nellie & Ermel.


"Isham had a vineyard and sold it due to ill heath, went into the grocery and restaurant business with Julius C. Lutes of Elwood, selling it due to ill health.
Pvt. in the Civil War, enlisting Sept 4, 1861, serving with Co E, 34 In Inf Rgt, discharged Feb 6, 1862 by Surgeons certificare of disability." Evelyn Benefiel Stout "Benefiel Families of Indiana) 1982

NOTE: Madison County Area Cemetery Database has buried City of Elwood, Pipecreek township...EBS has IOOF Cemetery #56, Monroe twp.



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  • Created by: Sharon Benefiel Palmer
  • Added: 26 Sep 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21771849
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Isham Benefiel (14 Sep 1837–24 Jun 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21771849, citing Elwood Cemetery, Elwood, Madison County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Sharon Benefiel Palmer (contributor 46900550) .