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 Elizabeth <I>Dawkins</I> Benson

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Elizabeth Dawkins Benson

  • Birth unknown
  • Death 25 Jun 1829 Cherokee County, South Carolina, USA
  • Burial Northgate, Cherokee County, South Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 69570667

Thanks to Penny Forrester for the following:
This is a transcript of her obituary found in The Columbia Telescope, 10 July 1829:

"Died on the evening of the 25th of June, in Union District, Mrs. Elizabeth D. Benson, wife of Abner Benson, Esq., and eldest daughter of Gen. Elijah Dawkins. Mrs. Benson had recently given birth two infant children."

Contrasting with the year of death on the grave marker (see inscription below) this looks like another example of not everything carved in stone is correct!

Family Members



to the memory of
Mrs Elizabeth D. Benson
consort of Mr. Abner Benson
and eldest daughter of
Alijah [sic] and Nancy Dawkins
She died on the 25th of
June 1850 in the 26th
year of her age
Leaving 2 infant twins
who in a few days
followed their Mother
to the bosom of their
___ now fill the sad
grave by her side.
Disconsolate parents have
caused this stone to mark the
place of her repose.





  • Created by: Carol
  • Added: 9 May 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 69570667
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Dawkins Benson (unknown–25 Jun 1829), Find A Grave Memorial no. 69570667, citing Whig Hill Cemetery, Northgate, Cherokee County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Carol (contributor 47503819) .