Ann (of Teackle) Warrington1

F, b. circa 1785
FatherTeackle Warrington1 b. c 1756
MotherEster Northam1 b. c 1756, d. 1802
Last Edited19 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1785Ann (of Teackle) Warrington was born circa 1785 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Married Name23 August 1805 As of 23 August 1805,her married name was Benston.1 
Marriage*23 August 1805She married Joseph Benston on 23 August 1805 at Accomack Co, VA. Southy Warrington was security on the M.L.B. of Joseph Benson and Ann Warrington of Teackle & Ester Warrington.1 

Family

Joseph Benston b. c 1775

Citations

  1. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).

Joseph Benston1

M, b. circa 1775
Last Edited19 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1775Joseph Benston was born circa 1775 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*23 August 1805He married Ann (of Teackle) Warrington, daughter of Teackle Warrington and Ester Northam, on 23 August 1805 at Accomack Co, VA. Southy Warrington was security on the M.L.B. of Joseph Benson and Ann Warrington of Teackle & Ester Warrington.1 

Family

Ann (of Teackle) Warrington b. c 1785

Citations

  1. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).

Elizabeth 'Betsy' Taylor1

F, b. circa 1782
FatherSouthy Taylor b. c 1750, d. b 29 Jul 1805
MotherRachel Wilson (Wilson?)2 b. c 1750, d. b 29 Jun 1812
Last Edited27 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1782Elizabeth 'Betsy' Taylor was born circa 1782 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Married Name23 September 1800 As of 23 September 1800,her married name was Benston.1 
Marriage*23 September 1800She married Daniel (of Wm of Ezekiel) Benston, son of William (of Ezekiel) Benston and Sarah Selby (Selby?), on 23 September 1800 at Accomack Co, VA. Isaac Duncan was security on the M.L.B. of Daniel Benston and Betsey Taylor.1 
Census w/husband*1810Elizabeth was listed with her husband in the census of 1810 at Accomack Parish, Accomack Co, VA. She was evidently the 1F26-45 in the household of Daniel Benson, a head of household, age 26-45.3 
Will - Mother's*18 March 1812Elizabeth was named in her mother's will on 18 March 1812 at Accomack Co, VA. In her will Rachel Taylor gave to son William R. Taylor 5 shillings. To daughter Elizabeth Benson ... To granddaughter Rachel Matthews, daughter of Washburn Matthews & Euphamy his wife, … To daughter Euphamy Matthews 5 shillings. To son Wilson Taylor my Negro man Will & … & the remainder. Son Wilson Taylor Extr. Witt: William Watts, John Jones & Henry Gladding.2 

Family

Daniel (of Wm of Ezekiel) Benston b. c 1780, d. b 30 Oct 1826
Children 1.John Henry (of Daniel) Benston4 b. c 1802
 2.Elizabeth Margaret (of Daniel) Benston4 b. c 1804

Citations

  1. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  2. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 527 (will of Rachel Taylor).
  3. [S578] Jody Powell, 1800, 1810, 1820 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  4. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 58 (will of Daniel Benson of Worcester Co, MD).

John (of Jms of Ezek) Benston

M, b. circa 1780
FatherJames (of Ezekiel) Benston Jr.1 b. c 1755, d. b 28 Jan 1793
MotherRachel Richardson1 b. c 1755
Last Edited1 Dec 2019
Birth*circa 1780John (of Jms of Ezek) Benston was born circa 1780 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Marriage*9 October 1801He married Polly White (widow) on 9 October 1801 at Accomack Co, VA. John Turner was security on the M.L.B. of John Benston and Polly White, widow.2 
Land deed named in*28 December 1804John (of Jms of Ezek) Benston was named in a deed on 28 December 1804 at Tract A167, New Church, Accomack Co, VA. William Benson of James Benson dec'd of the Parish and County of Accomack sold to James Melvin of the same place, for $125, all his proportionable part of 2 undivided tracts of land which fell to him by the death of his father and also by the death of his brother Thomas Benson dec'd and also all right & title in and to him that may or shall fall unto him by or in case of the death of his said brothers James or John Benson. The lands being in the Parish & County of Accomack and the plantation whereon Parker Taylor Junr now lives bounded on the North by lands of James Marshall and others, on the West by lands of Nathaniel Benson and others, on the South by land of James Ardis and others and on the East by lands now or formerly belonging to John Smith and others, containing 110 acres. The other plantation that James Benson dec'd purchased of Jacob Richardson dec'd bounded on the North by the Maryland and Virginia line, on the West and South by lands of James Melvin and the East by the land of Drummond Welburn, particular courses may be ascertained by having reference to a deed from Jacob Richardson to James Benson dec'd, the father of the aforesaid William Benson, containing and now laid out for 39 acres. Witt: Wm. Downing, Samuel Downing, Elias Brodwater, William Watts & James Davis. It was fully proven on 25 Feb 1805 and ordered to be recorded.1 
Land bought*25 June 1805He bought land on 25 June 1805 at Tract A167, New Church, Accomack Co, VA. John Benson of James of the Parish & County of Accomack, bought from James Melvin & wife Nancy of the same place, for $152, James Melvin's right, title & interest & proportionable parts of 2 tracts of land that the said Melvin purchased of William Benson of James which was ordered to be recorded on 25 February 1805.3 

Family

Polly White (widow) b. c 1775

Citations

  1. [S610] Virginia Accomack County, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 011, 1804-1807, p. 156.
  2. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  3. [S610] Virginia Accomack County, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 011, 1804-1807, p. 273.

Polly White (widow)1

F, b. circa 1775
Last Edited19 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1775Polly White (widow) was born circa 1775 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Married Name9 October 1801 As of 9 October 1801,her married name was Benston.1 
Marriage*9 October 1801She married John (of Jms of Ezek) Benston, son of James (of Ezekiel) Benston Jr. and Rachel Richardson, on 9 October 1801 at Accomack Co, VA. John Turner was security on the M.L.B. of John Benston and Polly White, widow.1 

Citations

  1. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).

Edith Ann Bentson1

F, b. circa 1750
Last Edited20 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1750Edith Ann Bentson was born circa 1750 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Orphan's account*30 August 1757She was named in an orphan's account on 30 August 1757 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Edith Ann Benston whose account was submitted by Joseph Feddiman, Guardian. It included paying Slocomb Blake £00.03.06 for 1 month and 17 days of schooling.1 

Citations

  1. [S1063] Comp. Gail M. Walczyk, Accomack Co, VA, Orphan's Accounts, 1741-1770, p. 31 (Edith Ann Benston to Joseph Feddiman).

Ezekiel Litchfield1

M, b. circa 1725
Last Edited20 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1725Ezekiel Litchfield was born circa 1725 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Orphan's account*28 August 1759He was named in an orphan's account on 28 August 1759 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Hannah Benston whose account was submitted by Ezekiel Litchfield, Guardian. It included cash rec'd of Mary Gowtee £11.11.11.1 

Citations

  1. [S1063] Comp. Gail M. Walczyk, Accomack Co, VA, Orphan's Accounts, 1741-1770, p. 42 (Hannah Benston, Orphan, to Ezekiel Litchfield Guardian).

Anne (of Sam Jr) Benston1

F, b. circa 1775
FatherSamuel Benston Jr.1 b. c 1704, d. b 29 Nov 1785
MotherAnne (wid of Sam Jr) (-----)1 b. c 1740
Last Edited26 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1775Anne (of Sam Jr) Benston was born circa 1775 at Accomack Co, VA.1,2 
Will - Father's*17 June 1781Anne was named in her father's will on 17 June 1781 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will Samuel Benston gave to wife Anne whole estate during her widow to bring up my children & then to be divided between my wife & children Azariah, Anne, Joy, Comfort & Amos. Wife Anne Exec. - Witt: Thomas Underhill, Susanna Underhill, Elizabeth Pearson.1 
Census w/mother*1800Anne was listed with her mother in the census of 1800 at St. George Parish, Accomack Co, VA. She may have been one of the 3 females listed with her mother Nancy Benson (MP), age 45+ (b. before 1755). Listed with her were 3F16-26.2 
Census head*1810Anne was listed as a head of household in the census of 1810 at St. George Parish, Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Nancy Benson, a head of household, age 26-45 (b.c. 1765-1785). Listed with her was 1F0-10 and another female age 26-45 and two slaves.2 
Census head1820Anne was listed as a head of household in the census of 1820 at St. George Parish, Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Ann Benson, a head of household, age 45+ (b. before 1775). Listed with her were 1F10-16, 1F26-45 and no slaves.2 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 359 (will of Samuel Benston, wife Anne).
  2. [S578] Jody Powell, 1800, 1810, 1820 Accomack Co, VA, Census.

Joy (of Sam Jr) Benston1

F, b. circa 1777
FatherSamuel Benston Jr.1 b. c 1704, d. b 29 Nov 1785
MotherAnne (wid of Sam Jr) (-----)1 b. c 1740
Last Edited26 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1777Joy (of Sam Jr) Benston was born circa 1777 at Accomack Co, VA.1,2 
Will - Father's*17 June 1781Joy was named in her father's will on 17 June 1781 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will Samuel Benston gave to wife Anne whole estate during her widow to bring up my children & then to be divided between my wife & children Azariah, Anne, Joy, Comfort & Amos. Wife Anne Exec. - Witt: Thomas Underhill, Susanna Underhill, Elizabeth Pearson.1 
Census w/mother*1800Joy was listed with her mother in the census of 1800 at St. George Parish, Accomack Co, VA. She may have been one of the 3 females listed with her mother Nancy Benson (MP), age 45+ (b. before 1755). Listed with her were 3F16-26.2 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 359 (will of Samuel Benston, wife Anne).
  2. [S578] Jody Powell, 1800, 1810, 1820 Accomack Co, VA, Census.

Comfort (of Sam Jr) Benston1

F, b. circa 1779
FatherSamuel Benston Jr.1 b. c 1704, d. b 29 Nov 1785
MotherAnne (wid of Sam Jr) (-----)1 b. c 1740
Last Edited26 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1779Comfort (of Sam Jr) Benston was born circa 1779 at Accomack Co, VA.1,2 
Will - Father's*17 June 1781Comfort was named in her father's will on 17 June 1781 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will Samuel Benston gave to wife Anne whole estate during her widow to bring up my children & then to be divided between my wife & children Azariah, Anne, Joy, Comfort & Amos. Wife Anne Exec. - Witt: Thomas Underhill, Susanna Underhill, Elizabeth Pearson.1 
Census w/mother*1800Comfort was listed with her mother in the census of 1800 at St. George Parish, Accomack Co, VA. She may have been one of the 3 females listed with her mother Nancy Benson (MP), age 45+ (b. before 1755). Listed with her were 3F16-26.2 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 359 (will of Samuel Benston, wife Anne).
  2. [S578] Jody Powell, 1800, 1810, 1820 Accomack Co, VA, Census.

Amos (of Sam Jr) Benston1

M, b. circa 1768
FatherSamuel Benston Jr.1 b. c 1704, d. b 29 Nov 1785
MotherAnne (wid of Sam Jr) (-----)1 b. c 1740
Last Edited22 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1768Amos (of Sam Jr) Benston was born circa 1768 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*17 June 1781Amos was named in his father's will on 17 June 1781 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will Samuel Benston gave to wife Anne whole estate during her widow to bring up my children & then to be divided between my wife & children Azariah, Anne, Joy, Comfort & Amos. Wife Anne Exec. - Witt: Thomas Underhill, Susanna Underhill, Elizabeth Pearson.1 
Will - Witnessed*8 March 1800Amos witnessed a will on 8 March 1800 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Nancy Ward, Amos Benson & Golden Ward witnessed the will of Jesse Only who directed his land to be sold and his whole estate to his sister Betsy (Elizabeth Groten) and sister Sarah Onley.2 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 359 (will of Samuel Benston, wife Anne).
  2. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 403 (will of Jesse Only).

Eleazer (male) Benston1

M, b. circa 1740, d. before 29 January 1793
Last Edited23 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1740Eleazer (male) Benston was born circa 1740 at Accomack Co, VA.1,2 
Witness paid to be*23 February 1763Eleazer was paid for being a witness on 23 February 1763 at Accomack Co, VA. Eleazer Benston was a witness for William Kellam. There were many Kellam witnesses.2 
Death*before 29 January 1793He died before 29 January 1793 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of Eleazer Benston was granted to Charles Richardson with Eli Hornsby security.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 375 (adm of Eleazer Benston).
  2. [S2224] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1753-1763, Volume 19, p. 431 (23 Feb 1763 Court).

Samuel (of Jno) Benston

M, b. 1790
FatherJohn Benston b. c 1765, d. b 13 Oct 1818
Mother(-----) (-----) b. c 1770
Last Edited20 Nov 2019
Birth*1790Samuel (of Jno) Benston was born in 1790 at Worcester Co, MD. 
Will - Father's*9 September 1818Samuel was named in his father's will on 9 September 1818 at Worcester Co, MD. In his will John Benson gave to son William, land, a plantation in Sussex Co, Del. where Shadrack Burton lives, tract Collaways Folly. To son Elijah, 100 acre tract Cypress Swamp, bought of Isaac Layfield. To son Gideon, plantation bought of Isaac Layfield. To son Samuel, lands & marsh purchased of the heirs of Thomas Layfield dec'd, manor of Capt. Isaac Layfield dec'd, tract Hog Quarter; & Extr. To wife Esther. To daughters Rachel Layfield and Betsy Long. Witt: Samuel Boston, William Richardson & Polly Boston.1 
Will - Step Mother*13 October 1834His was named in the will of his step-mother on 13 October 1834 at Worcester Co, MD. In her will Esther Benson gave to Hetty B. Richardson, James G. Benson, Edward Benson, William Benson, children of Elijah Benson, all right of Cypress Swamp that was given Elijah Benson and myself by my late husband John Benson. To son-in-law Samuel Benson, Extr. To Thomas Layfield Benson and his brother Robert Benson. To David R. Benson. To Archibald White's children, money in hands of Levin Merrill of Levin. To Edward White, Betsey Matthews & niece Betsey Benson. To half-sister Betsey Dryden. Witt: Samuel Boston, Isaac Layfield and John Boston.2 

Citations

  1. [S2151] Ruth Dryden, Worcester Co, MD, Will Book MH-2, 1813-1822, p. 24 (will of John Benson, wife Esther).
  2. [S2248] Ruth Dryden, Worcester Co, MD, Will Book LPS, 1834-1851, p. 5 (will of Esther Benson).

Edward (of Elijah) Benston

M, b. circa 1815
FatherElijah (of Jno) Benston b. c 1784
MotherAmelia 'Milly' White b. c 1790
Last Edited20 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1815Edward (of Elijah) Benston was born circa 1815 at Worcester Co, MD. 
Will - Step-Grmoth's*13 October 1834Edward was named in his step-grandmother's will on 13 October 1834 at Worcester Co, MD. In her will Esther Benson gave to Hetty B. Richardson, James G. Benson, Edward Benson, William Benson, children of Elijah Benson, all right of Cypress Swamp that was given Elijah Benson and myself by my late husband John Benson. To son-in-law Samuel Benson, Extr. To Thomas Layfield Benson and his brother Robert Benson. To David R. Benson. To Archibald White's children, money in hands of Levin Merrill of Levin. To Edward White, Betsey Matthews & niece Betsey Benson. To half-sister Betsey Dryden. Witt: Samuel Boston, Isaac Layfield and John Boston.1 

Citations

  1. [S2248] Ruth Dryden, Worcester Co, MD, Will Book LPS, 1834-1851, p. 5 (will of Esther Benson).

William (of Jonah) Benston1

M, b. circa 1786
FatherJonah (of Jonas) Benston (house carpenter)1 b. c 1755, d. b 26 Dec 1796
Mother(-----) (-----) b. c 1760
Last Edited21 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1786William (of Jonah) Benston was born circa 1786 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*10 March 1796William was named in his father's will on 10 March 1796 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will Jonah Benson gave to wife Elizabeth. To daughter Betsey "the wheel that was her mother's". To daughter Nancy Benson. To daughter Salley. 6 children Betsey, Nancy, Sally, William, Samuel & Ester. My first wife's clothes to be divided between my 3 daughters Betsey, Nancy & Sally. Bal. of estate together with my land to be sold & after the payment of debts remainder to be divided among my children & wife. Capt. Arthur Robins Exr. Witt: Isma Wyatt, Betsey Benson.1 
Est Settm't Father's*27 January 1798He was named in the settlement of his father's estate on 27 January 1798 at Accomack Co, VA. Estate settlement of Jonas Benson - 27 Jan 1798 (Audit), 4 Apr 1812 (Rec'd) - Arthur Robins Extr. Named in settlement: Tabitha Benson. £147.5.1½ to Elizabeth Benson (widow), Elizabeth Benson, Nancy Benson, Sally Benson, William Benson, Samuel Benson & Esther Benson. Auditors: John Smith & Richard Savage.2 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 443 (will of Jonah Benson, wife Elizabeth).
  2. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 59 (settlement of Jonas Benson, Arthur Robins Extr).

(-----) (-----)

F, b. circa 1760
Last Edited21 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1760(-----) (-----) was born circa 1760 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1778She married Jonah (of Jonas) Benston (house carpenter), son of Jonathan 'Jonas' (of Samuel) Benston Sr. and (-----) (-----), circa 1778 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Married Namecirca 1778 As of circa 1778,her married name was Benston. 

Family

Jonah (of Jonas) Benston (house carpenter) b. c 1755, d. b 26 Dec 1796
Children 1.Elizabeth 'Betsey' (of Jonah) Benston b. c 1778
 2.Ann 'Nancy' (of Jonah) Benston b. c 1780
 3.Sally (of Jonah) Benston b. c 1784
 4.William (of Jonah) Benston b. c 1786
 5.Samuel (of Jonah) Benston+ b. 24 Oct 1788, d. 19 Jan 1855
 6.Esther 'Ester' (of Jonah) Benston1 b. c 1790

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 443 (will of Jonah Benson, wife Elizabeth).

Esther 'Ester' (of Jonah) Benston1

F, b. circa 1790
FatherJonah (of Jonas) Benston (house carpenter)1 b. c 1755, d. b 26 Dec 1796
Mother(-----) (-----)1 b. c 1760
Last Edited21 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1790Esther 'Ester' (of Jonah) Benston was born circa 1790 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*10 March 1796Esther was named in her father's will on 10 March 1796 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will Jonah Benson gave to wife Elizabeth. To daughter Betsey "the wheel that was her mother's". To daughter Nancy Benson. To daughter Salley. 6 children Betsey, Nancy, Sally, William, Samuel & Ester. My first wife's clothes to be divided between my 3 daughters Betsey, Nancy & Sally. Bal. of estate together with my land to be sold & after the payment of debts remainder to be divided among my children & wife. Capt. Arthur Robins Exr. Witt: Isma Wyatt, Betsey Benson.1 
Est Settm't Father's*27 January 1798She was named in the settlement of her father's estate on 27 January 1798 at Accomack Co, VA. Estate settlement of Jonas Benson - 27 Jan 1798 (Audit), 4 Apr 1812 (Rec'd) - Arthur Robins Extr. Named in settlement: Tabitha Benson. £147.5.1½ to Elizabeth Benson (widow), Elizabeth Benson, Nancy Benson, Sally Benson, William Benson, Samuel Benson & Esther Benson. Auditors: John Smith & Richard Savage.2 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 443 (will of Jonah Benson, wife Elizabeth).
  2. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 59 (settlement of Jonas Benson, Arthur Robins Extr).

(-----) (-----)

F, b. circa 1710
Last Edited21 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1710(-----) (-----) was born circa 1710. 
Marriage*circa 1730She married Samuel Benston Jr., son of Samuel Benston Sr. and Johannah Watson, circa 1730 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Married Namecirca 1730 As of circa 1730,her married name was Benston. 

Family

Samuel Benston Jr. b. c 1704, d. b 29 Nov 1785
Child 1.John (of Sam Jr) Benston b. c 1732

William T. (of Sam) Benston1,2

M, b. circa 1813
FatherSamuel (of Jonah) Benston1 b. 24 Oct 1788, d. 19 Jan 1855
MotherNancy Savage1 b. c 1790
Last Edited21 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1813William T. (of Sam) Benston was born circa 1813 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1832He married Annie W. (-----) circa 1832.1 
Death*William T. (of Sam) Benston died at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Burial*William was buried at Oak Grove Church Cemetery, between Melfa & Watchapreague, Accomack Co, VA. There is a small, modern looking, joint tombstone at Oak Grove Church Cemetery showing "Annie W. Benson, William T. Benson & Mary G. Benson." There is in this same cemetery the tombstones of Samuel Benson, died 19 Jan 1855, age 66/2/26, who was the proven father of Edward Benston, Patsy's husband and James S. Benson, 4 Oct 1816 - 9 Dec 1876, who was a proven son of Samuel and a brother to Edward Benston. These latter two tombstones were evidently moved from the J.W. Chandler property in N'hamp Co where they were first buried.2 

Family

Annie W. (-----) b. c 1813
Children 1.Catherine Ann 'Annie' Benston+1 b. 21 Jun 1833, d. 7 Oct 1906
 2.John Benston3 b. c 1834
 3.Mary G. Benston2 b. c 1836

Citations

  1. [S2984] John LaPrad < and e-mail address, Benson & Turner Family, including the hand written notes of Bettie Kellam Turner (1890-1988), Hand written notes of Bettie Kellam Turner (1890-1988).
  2. [S502] Jean Merritt Mihalyka & Faye Downing Wilson, Graven Stones of Lower Accomack County, Virginia.
  3. [S1975] Frances Bibbins Latimer, 1850 Northampton Co, VA, Census & Mortality Schedule 1850-1880.

Annie W. (-----)1

F, b. circa 1813
Last Edited21 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1813Annie W. (-----) was born circa 1813 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Married Namecirca 1832 As of circa 1832,her married name was Benston.1 
Marriage*circa 1832She married William T. (of Sam) Benston, son of Samuel (of Jonah) Benston and Nancy Savage, circa 1832.1 
Death*Annie W. (-----) died at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Burial*Annie was buried at Oak Grove Church Cemetery, between Melfa & Watchapreague, Accomack Co, VA. There is a small, modern looking, joint tombstone at Oak Grove Church Cemetery showing "Annie W. Benson, William T. Benson & Mary G. Benson." There is in this same cemetery the tombstones of Samuel Benson, died 19 Jan 1855, age 66/2/26, who was the proven father of Edward Benston, Patsy's husband and James S. Benson, 4 Oct 1816 - 9 Dec 1876, who was a proven son of Samuel and a brother to Edward Benston. These latter two tombstones were evidently moved from the J.W. Chandler property in N'hamp Co where they were first buried.2 

Family

William T. (of Sam) Benston b. c 1813
Children 1.Catherine Ann 'Annie' Benston+1 b. 21 Jun 1833, d. 7 Oct 1906
 2.John Benston3 b. c 1834
 3.Mary G. Benston2 b. c 1836

Citations

  1. [S2984] John LaPrad < and e-mail address, Benson & Turner Family, including the hand written notes of Bettie Kellam Turner (1890-1988), Hand written notes of Bettie Kellam Turner (1890-1988).
  2. [S502] Jean Merritt Mihalyka & Faye Downing Wilson, Graven Stones of Lower Accomack County, Virginia.
  3. [S1975] Frances Bibbins Latimer, 1850 Northampton Co, VA, Census & Mortality Schedule 1850-1880.

Mary G. Benston1

F, b. circa 1836
FatherWilliam T. (of Sam) Benston1 b. c 1813
MotherAnnie W. (-----)1 b. c 1813
Last Edited21 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1836Mary G. Benston was born circa 1836 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Death*She died at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Burial*Mary was buried at Oak Grove Church Cemetery, between Melfa & Watchapreague, Accomack Co, VA. There is a small, modern looking, joint tombstone at Oak Grove Church Cemetery showing "Annie W. Benson, William T. Benson & Mary G. Benson." There is in this same cemetery the tombstones of Samuel Benson, died 19 Jan 1855, age 66/2/26, who was the proven father of Edward Benston, Patsy's husband and James S. Benson, 4 Oct 1816 - 9 Dec 1876, who was a proven son of Samuel and a brother to Edward Benston. These latter two tombstones were evidently moved from the J.W. Chandler property in N'hamp Co where they were first buried.1 

Citations

  1. [S502] Jean Merritt Mihalyka & Faye Downing Wilson, Graven Stones of Lower Accomack County, Virginia.

Tabitha Benston1

F, b. circa 1750
Last Edited21 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1750Tabitha Benston was born circa 1750 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Est Settm't Named In*27 January 1798She was named in an estate settlement on 27 January 1798 at Accomack Co, VA. Estate settlement of Jonas Benson - 27 Jan 1798 (Audit), 4 Apr 1812 (Rec'd) - Arthur Robins Extr. Named in settlement: Tabitha Benson. £147.5.1½ to Elizabeth Benson (widow), Elizabeth Benson, Nancy Benson, Sally Benson, William Benson, Samuel Benson & Esther Benson. Auditors: John Smith & Richard Savage.1 

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 59 (settlement of Jonas Benson, Arthur Robins Extr).

James Benston1

M, b. 1818, d. 1890
FatherCharles Benston1 b. c 1790
MotherRachel (-----)1 b. c 1800
Last Edited21 Nov 2019
Birth*1818James Benston was born in 1818 at Talbot Co, MD.2 
Marriage*circa 1849He married Elizabeth A. (-----) circa 1849 at Talbot Co, MD.3 
Census head*20 July 1850James was listed as a head of household in the census of 20 July 1850 at St. Michaels, Talbot Co, MD. HH#80 was headed by James Benson, a 32 year old shoe merchant. Listed with him were Eliz'th Benson, age 24; Charles E. Benson, age 7; Mary V. Benson, age 4; George A. Benson, age 2; Eliz'th R. Benson, age 0; George R. Rafue(?), 27 year old boot maker; Charles A. Smithman, a 21 year old boot maker; Susan A. Benson, age 22; Wm. T. Smith, a 16 year old boot maker and Harry Simpson, age 52.4 
Census head*1860James was listed as a head of household in the census of 1860 at Bay Hundred, Talbot Co, MD. HH#1690 was headed by James Benson, age 42. Listed with him were the following Bensons: Elizabeth A., age 37; Charles E., age 18; Mary V., age 14; Georgiana, age 12; Annie S., age 9; Sallie D., age 5; and J. Theodore, age 3.5 
Death*1890He died in 1890 at Talbot Co, MD.2 
Burial*James was buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery, St. Michaels, Talbot Co, MD.2 

Family

Elizabeth A. (-----) b. 1822, d. 1861

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 59 (will of Richard Benson, wife Charlotte).
  2. [S2259] findagrave.com, MEMORIAL ID 115053556 (James Benson).
  3. [S2259] findagrave.com, MEMORIAL ID 115053747 (Elizabeth A. Benson).
  4. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, 1850 Federal Census, Talbot Co, MD.
  5. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, 1860 Federal Census, Talbot Co, MD.

Elizabeth A. (-----)1

F, b. 1822, d. 1861
Last Edited21 Nov 2019
Birth*1822Elizabeth A. (-----) was born in 1822 at Talbot Co, MD.1 
Married Namecirca 1849 As of circa 1849,her married name was Benston.1 
Marriage*circa 1849She married James Benston, son of Charles Benston and Rachel (-----), circa 1849 at Talbot Co, MD.1 
Census w/husband*20 July 1850Elizabeth was listed with her husband in the census of 20 July 1850 at St. Michaels, Talbot Co, MD. HH#80 was headed by James Benson, a 32 year old shoe merchant. Listed with him were Eliz'th Benson, age 24; Charles E. Benson, age 7; Mary V. Benson, age 4; George A. Benson, age 2; Eliz'th R. Benson, age 0; George R. Rafue(?), 27 year old boot maker; Charles A. Smithman, a 21 year old boot maker; Susan A. Benson, age 22; Wm. T. Smith, a 16 year old boot maker and Harry Simpson, age 52.2 
Census w/husband1860Elizabeth was listed with her husband in the census of 1860 at St. Michaels, Talbot Co, MD. HH#1690 was headed by James Benson, age 42. Listed with him were the following Bensons: Elizabeth A., age 37; Charles E., age 18; Mary V., age 14; Georgiana, age 12; Annie S., age 9; Sallie D., age 5; and J. Theodore, age 3.3 
Death*1861She died in 1861 at Talbot Co, MD.1 
Burial*Elizabeth was buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery, St. Michaels, Talbot Co, MD.1 

Family

James Benston b. 1818, d. 1890
Marriage*circa 1849She married James Benston, son of Charles Benston and Rachel (-----), circa 1849 at Talbot Co, MD.1 

Citations

  1. [S2259] findagrave.com, MEMORIAL ID 115053747 (Elizabeth A. Benson).
  2. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, 1850 Federal Census, Talbot Co, MD.
  3. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, 1860 Federal Census, Talbot Co, MD.

Howard Savage1

M, b. circa 1825
Last Edited21 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1825Howard Savage was born circa 1825 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Mentioned in*5 September 1854Howard was mentioned in a will on 5 September 1854 at Belle Haven, Accomack Co, VA. In his will Richard Benson of Bellehaven, directed that his clerk shall continue the business of my store for 6 months to dispose of the goods thereof … & I have full confidence in Mr. Howard Savage my present clerk. To wife Charlotte … Estate & Negroes to be sold, but not to leave the Eastern Shore of Virginia. To my son Edmund James ½ of the proceeds of my estate & if he dies before arriving at lawful age, then to my sisters Mary Catharine & Susan Ann. To my son Everett Esgate(?) the remainder & if he dies before arriving at lawful age, then to my son Edmund James. If they both die under age, then to my sisters Mary Catharine & Susan Ann. My brother James Benson of Talbot County, Maryland guardian of my son Edmund James during his minority. Son Edmund James to be carried to Talbot County to reside among his relations. Mr. George H. Adair of Bellhaven Extr. Witt: Sydney W. Kellam - Bellhaven, Obadiah P. Twiford - Accomack County & Joshua E. Humphreys - Bellhaven. Prob: James M. Savage, Levi D. Dix, Obadiah P. Twiford & John W. Colonna securities.1 

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 59 (will of Richard Benson, wife Charlotte).

Edmund James Benston1

M, b. circa 1854
FatherRichard Benston1 b. c 1821, d. b 25 Sep 1854
MotherCharlotte Ann Scherer1 b. c 1817
ChartsDescendants of Edmund Custis (Deep Creek, Gentlemen)
Descendants of John Custis II (Arlington, Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of William Kendall (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of John Major (Nandua Creek)
Descendants of Francis Mason (Ancient Planter)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of John Tankard (Gentleman, Esquire, Marionville)
Descendants of Adam Thorowgood (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
Last Edited29 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1854Edmund James Benston was born circa 1854 at Belle Haven, Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*5 September 1854Edmund was named in his father's will on 5 September 1854 at Belle Haven, Accomack Co, VA. In his will Richard Benson of Bellehaven, directed that his clerk shall continue the business of my store for 6 months to dispose of the goods thereof … & I have full confidence in Mr. Howard Savage my present clerk. To wife Charlotte … Estate & Negroes to be sold, but not to leave the Eastern Shore of Virginia. To my son Edmund James ½ of the proceeds of my estate & if he dies before arriving at lawful age, then to my sisters Mary Catharine & Susan Ann. To my son Everett Esgate(?) the remainder & if he dies before arriving at lawful age, then to my son Edmund James. If they both die under age, then to my sisters Mary Catharine & Susan Ann. My brother James Benson of Talbot County, Maryland guardian of my son Edmund James during his minority. Son Edmund James to be carried to Talbot County to reside among his relations. Mr. George H. Adair of Bellhaven Extr. Witt: Sydney W. Kellam - Bellhaven, Obadiah P. Twiford - Accomack County & Joshua E. Humphreys - Bellhaven. Prob: James M. Savage, Levi D. Dix, Obadiah P. Twiford & John W. Colonna securities.1 

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 59 (will of Richard Benson, wife Charlotte).

Susan Ann Benston1

F, b. circa 1833
FatherCharles Benston1 b. c 1790
MotherRachel (-----)1 b. c 1800
Last Edited21 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1833Susan Ann Benston was born circa 1833 at Maryland.1 
Will - Brother's*5 September 1854Susan was named in her brother's will on 5 September 1854 at Belle Haven, Accomack Co, VA. In his will Richard Benson of Bellehaven, directed that his clerk shall continue the business of my store for 6 months to dispose of the goods thereof … & I have full confidence in Mr. Howard Savage my present clerk. To wife Charlotte … Estate & Negroes to be sold, but not to leave the Eastern Shore of Virginia. To my son Edmund James ½ of the proceeds of my estate & if he dies before arriving at lawful age, then to my sisters Mary Catharine & Susan Ann. To my son Everett Esgate(?) the remainder & if he dies before arriving at lawful age, then to my son Edmund James. If they both die under age, then to my sisters Mary Catharine & Susan Ann. My brother James Benson of Talbot County, Maryland guardian of my son Edmund James during his minority. Son Edmund James to be carried to Talbot County to reside among his relations. Mr. George H. Adair of Bellhaven Extr. Witt: Sydney W. Kellam - Bellhaven, Obadiah P. Twiford - Accomack County & Joshua E. Humphreys - Bellhaven. Prob: James M. Savage, Levi D. Dix, Obadiah P. Twiford & John W. Colonna securities.1 

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 59 (will of Richard Benson, wife Charlotte).

Sarah Selby (Selby?)1

F, b. circa 1753, d. before 27 December 1830
Last Edited26 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1753Sarah Selby (Selby?) was born circa 1753 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Married Namecirca 1773 As of circa 1773,her married name was Benston.2 
Marriage*circa 1773She married William (of Ezekiel) Benston, son of Ezekiel Benston and Ann (-----), circa 1773 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Census w/husband*1800Sarah was listed with her husband in the census of 1800 at Accomack Parish, Accomack Co, VA. She was evidently the 1F45+ in the household of William Benson (WILLIS ISL), a head of household, age 45+ (b. before 1755). Listed with him were 1M10-16, 1F10-16, 1F16-26, 1F26-45 and 1F45+.3 
Will - Husb's*6 March 1805Sarah was named in her husband's will on 6 March 1805 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will William Benson gave to wife Sarah Benson plantation whereon I now live except a small piece of woodland on the market road … & also use of timber & privilage of use of land in Green Swamp & also 1/3 part of personal estate. To son William Benson 6 acres in Green Swamp & if he dies, then land to son Selby Benson. To son Nathaniel Benson 3 shillings & no more. To son Daniel Benson 6 acres. To son Selby Benson a mare. To daughters Euphamy, Sally & Asenath Benson a small piece of land. To 3 daughters 2/3 of personal property. Son Nathaniel Benson Extr. Witt: William Feddeman, Samuel Miles & John Benson. Prob: William Feddeman & James Collins securities.1 
Census head*1810Sarah was listed as a head of household in the census of 1810 at Accomack Parish, Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Sarah Benson, a head of household, age 45+ (b. before 1765). Listed with her was 1M16-26, 1F16-26 and no slaves.3 
Will*27 October 1827Sarah made a will on 27 October 1827 at Accomack Co, VA. In her will Sarah Benson gave to my grandson John H. Benson my land conditioned by his giving my daughters Fanny Benson & Sarah Benson 15 bushels of marketable corn yearly during their lives. All the rest to my daughters Fanny Benson & Sarah Benson & that there be no administration on my estate. Witt: John C. Snead, William Mason & John Pilchard.4 
Death*before 27 December 1830She died before 27 December 1830 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that her will was proved.4 

Family

William (of Ezekiel) Benston b. c 1753, d. b 1 Oct 1805
Marriage*circa 1773She married William (of Ezekiel) Benston, son of Ezekiel Benston and Ann (-----), circa 1773 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Children 1.Nathaniel (of Wm of Ezekiel) Benston2 b. c 1774
 2.William W. (of Wm of Ezekiel) Benston1 b. c 1776
 3.Selby (of Wm of Ezekiel) Benston1 b. c 1778
 4.Daniel (of Wm of Ezekiel) Benston+1 b. c 1780, d. b 30 Oct 1826
 5.Euphamy 'Fanny' (of Wm of Ezekiel) Benston+1 b. c 1782
 6.Sarah 'Sally' (of Wm of Ezekiel) Benston1 b. c 1784
 7.Azenith (of Wm of Ezekiel) Benston1 b. c 1786

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 60 (will of William Benson, wife Sarah).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 282 (will of Nathaniel Benston).
  3. [S578] Jody Powell, 1800, 1810, 1820 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  4. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 59 (will of Sarah Benson).

Selby (of Wm of Ezekiel) Benston1

M, b. circa 1778
FatherWilliam (of Ezekiel) Benston1 b. c 1753, d. b 1 Oct 1805
MotherSarah Selby (Selby?)1 b. c 1753, d. b 27 Dec 1830
Last Edited21 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1778Selby (of Wm of Ezekiel) Benston was born circa 1778 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*6 March 1805Selby was named in his father's will on 6 March 1805 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will William Benson gave to wife Sarah Benson plantation whereon I now live except a small piece of woodland on the market road … & also use of timber & privilage of use of land in Green Swamp & also 1/3 part of personal estate. To son William Benson 6 acres in Green Swamp & if he dies, then land to son Selby Benson. To son Nathaniel Benson 3 shillings & no more. To son Daniel Benson 6 acres. To son Selby Benson a mare. To daughters Euphamy, Sally & Asenath Benson a small piece of land. To 3 daughters 2/3 of personal property. Son Nathaniel Benson Extr. Witt: William Feddeman, Samuel Miles & John Benson. Prob: William Feddeman & James Collins securities.1 

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 60 (will of William Benson, wife Sarah).

Euphamy 'Fanny' (of Wm of Ezekiel) Benston1,2

F, b. circa 1782
FatherWilliam (of Ezekiel) Benston1 b. c 1753, d. b 1 Oct 1805
MotherSarah Selby (Selby?)1 b. c 1753, d. b 27 Dec 1830
Last Edited1 Dec 2019
Birth*circa 1782Euphamy 'Fanny' (of Wm of Ezekiel) Benston was born circa 1782 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*6 March 1805Euphamy was named in her father's will on 6 March 1805 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will William Benson gave to wife Sarah Benson plantation whereon I now live except a small piece of woodland on the market road … & also use of timber & privilage of use of land in Green Swamp & also 1/3 part of personal estate. To son William Benson 6 acres in Green Swamp & if he dies, then land to son Selby Benson. To son Nathaniel Benson 3 shillings & no more. To son Daniel Benson 6 acres. To son Selby Benson a mare. To daughters Euphamy, Sally & Asenath Benson a small piece of land. To 3 daughters 2/3 of personal property. Son Nathaniel Benson Extr. Witt: William Feddeman, Samuel Miles & John Benson. Prob: William Feddeman & James Collins securities.1 
Land bought*4 April 1818She bought land on 4 April 1818 at Accomack Parish, Accomack Co, VA. George Matthews Jr. & Assenath his wife of the County of Accomack sold to Euphama & Salla Benson of the same place for $15 all his undivided right, title and interest in and to that lott of land lying in Accomack County devised by William Benson dec'd to his 3 daughters Euphama, Salla & Assenath Benson, beginning at a marked Iron oak standing a the corner of William U. Benson's fence and by the side of the Marshall Road and thence running Northwardly to a poplar and continuing a direct course Northwardly to the watercourse of the branch & from thence running Southwardly by & with the Watercourse of the said branch & binding on George Merrill's land to the Market Road, thence running Westwardly by & with the said Market Road to the beginning. Signed: George (his X mark) Matthews & Assenath (her X mark) Matthews. Witt: J. Gillett, James Melvin, Josiah Doughty & Jms. Marshall of Wm.3 
Will - Mother's*27 October 1827Euphamy was named in her mother's will on 27 October 1827 at Accomack Co, VA. In her will Sarah Benson gave to my grandson John H. Benson my land conditioned by his giving my daughters Fanny Benson & Sarah Benson 15 bushels of marketable corn yearly during their lives. All the rest to my daughters Fanny Benson & Sarah Benson & that there be no administration on my estate. Witt: John C. Snead, William Mason & John Pilchard.2 
Census head*1830Euphamy was listed as a head of household in the census of 1830 at Accomack Parish, Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Euphamia Benson, a head of household, age 40-50 (b.c. 1780-1790). Listed with her was 1F15-20.4 
Land sold*2 April 1835She sold land on 2 April 1835 at Accomack Parish, Accomack Co, VA. Euphamy Benson, Esineth Matthews, John H. Benson and Mary his wife, John Massey guardian of Mary A. Benson of Accomack County, Virginia & James Sturgis and Elizabeth his wife of Worcester County, Maryland sold to Joseph Feddeman of the Parish & County of Accomck for $85.37 land bounded Northerly and Easterly by lands belonging to the heirs of Elisha G. Merrill dec'd, Southerly by lands of John W. Feddeman & the County road leading from the Chincoteauge Baptist Meeting house to Swans Gut Bridge & Westwardly by other lands of the said Joseph Feddeman, containing 5 acres. Signed: Euphamy (her X mark) Benson, Esineth (her X mark) Matthews, John H. Benson, Mary E. Benson & John Massey Gd to Mary A. Benson. On 31 Oct 1837 this deed with the certificates of acknowledgement thereof thereto annexed was received in the Clerk's Office this day and admitted to record.5 

Family

Child 1.(dau of Euph?) Benston4 b. c 1818

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 60 (will of William Benson, wife Sarah).
  2. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 59 (will of Sarah Benson).
  3. [S616] Virginia Accomack County, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 016, 1817-1818, p. 384.
  4. [S580] Jody Powell, 1830 Accomack Co, VA, Census.
  5. [S2116] Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 029, 1837-1839, p. 139.

Sarah 'Sally' (of Wm of Ezekiel) Benston1,2

F, b. circa 1784
FatherWilliam (of Ezekiel) Benston1 b. c 1753, d. b 1 Oct 1805
MotherSarah Selby (Selby?)1 b. c 1753, d. b 27 Dec 1830
Last Edited26 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1784Sarah 'Sally' (of Wm of Ezekiel) Benston was born circa 1784 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*6 March 1805Sarah was named in her father's will on 6 March 1805 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will William Benson gave to wife Sarah Benson plantation whereon I now live except a small piece of woodland on the market road … & also use of timber & privilage of use of land in Green Swamp & also 1/3 part of personal estate. To son William Benson 6 acres in Green Swamp & if he dies, then land to son Selby Benson. To son Nathaniel Benson 3 shillings & no more. To son Daniel Benson 6 acres. To son Selby Benson a mare. To daughters Euphamy, Sally & Asenath Benson a small piece of land. To 3 daughters 2/3 of personal property. Son Nathaniel Benson Extr. Witt: William Feddeman, Samuel Miles & John Benson. Prob: William Feddeman & James Collins securities.1 
Land bought*4 April 1818She bought land on 4 April 1818 at Accomack Parish, Accomack Co, VA. George Matthews Jr. & Assenath his wife of the County of Accomack sold to Euphama & Salla Benson of the same place for $15 all his undivided right, title and interest in and to that lott of land lying in Accomack County devised by William Benson dec'd to his 3 daughters Euphama, Salla & Assenath Benson, beginning at a marked Iron oak standing a the corner of William U. Benson's fence and by the side of the Marshall Road and thence running Northwardly to a poplar and continuing a direct course Northwardly to the watercourse of the branch & from thence running Southwardly by & with the Watercourse of the said branch & binding on George Merrill's land to the Market Road, thence running Westwardly by & with the said Market Road to the beginning. Signed: George (his X mark) Matthews & Assenath (her X mark) Matthews. Witt: J. Gillett, James Melvin, Josiah Doughty & Jms. Marshall of Wm.3 
Will - Mother's*27 October 1827Sarah was named in her mother's will on 27 October 1827 at Accomack Co, VA. In her will Sarah Benson gave to my grandson John H. Benson my land conditioned by his giving my daughters Fanny Benson & Sarah Benson 15 bushels of marketable corn yearly during their lives. All the rest to my daughters Fanny Benson & Sarah Benson & that there be no administration on my estate. Witt: John C. Snead, William Mason & John Pilchard.2 

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 60 (will of William Benson, wife Sarah).
  2. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 59 (will of Sarah Benson).
  3. [S616] Virginia Accomack County, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 016, 1817-1818, p. 384.

Azenith (of Wm of Ezekiel) Benston1,2

F, b. circa 1786
FatherWilliam (of Ezekiel) Benston1 b. c 1753, d. b 1 Oct 1805
MotherSarah Selby (Selby?)1 b. c 1753, d. b 27 Dec 1830
Last Edited26 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1786Azenith (of Wm of Ezekiel) Benston was born circa 1786 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*6 March 1805Azenith was named in her father's will on 6 March 1805 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will William Benson gave to wife Sarah Benson plantation whereon I now live except a small piece of woodland on the market road … & also use of timber & privilage of use of land in Green Swamp & also 1/3 part of personal estate. To son William Benson 6 acres in Green Swamp & if he dies, then land to son Selby Benson. To son Nathaniel Benson 3 shillings & no more. To son Daniel Benson 6 acres. To son Selby Benson a mare. To daughters Euphamy, Sally & Asenath Benson a small piece of land. To 3 daughters 2/3 of personal property. Son Nathaniel Benson Extr. Witt: William Feddeman, Samuel Miles & John Benson. Prob: William Feddeman & James Collins securities.1 
Married Name30 November 1807 As of 30 November 1807,her married name was Matthews.2 
Marriage*30 November 1807She married George Matthews Jr. on 30 November 1807 at Accomack Co, VA. Nathaniel Benston was security on the M.L.B. of George Mathews and Azenith Benston.2 
Land sold*4 April 1818Azenith (of Wm of Ezekiel) Benston sold land on 4 April 1818 at Accomack Parish, Accomack Co, VA. George Matthews Jr. & Assenath his wife of the County of Accomack sold to Euphama & Salla Benson of the same place for $15 all his undivided right, title and interest in and to that lott of land lying in Accomack County devised by William Benson dec'd to his 3 daughters Euphama, Salla & Assenath Benson, beginning at a marked Iron oak standing a the corner of William U. Benson's fence and by the side of the Marshall Road and thence running Northwardly to a poplar and continuing a direct course Northwardly to the watercourse of the branch & from thence running Southwardly by & with the Watercourse of the said branch & binding on George Merrill's land to the Market Road, thence running Westwardly by & with the said Market Road to the beginning. Signed: George (his X mark) Matthews & Assenath (her X mark) Matthews. Witt: J. Gillett, James Melvin, Josiah Doughty & Jms. Marshall of Wm.3 
Land sold2 April 1835She sold land on 2 April 1835 at Accomack Parish, Accomack Co, VA. Euphamy Benson, Esineth Matthews, John H. Benson and Mary his wife, John Massey guardian of Mary A. Benson of Accomack County, Virginia & James Sturgis and Elizabeth his wife of Worcester County, Maryland sold to Joseph Feddeman of the Parish & County of Accomck for $85.37 land bounded Northerly and Easterly by lands belonging to the heirs of Elisha G. Merrill dec'd, Southerly by lands of John W. Feddeman & the County road leading from the Chincoteauge Baptist Meeting house to Swans Gut Bridge & Westwardly by other lands of the said Joseph Feddeman, containing 5 acres. Signed: Euphamy (her X mark) Benson, Esineth (her X mark) Matthews, John H. Benson, Mary E. Benson & John Massey Gd to Mary A. Benson. On 31 Oct 1837 this deed with the certificates of acknowledgement thereof thereto annexed was received in the Clerk's Office this day and admitted to record.4 

Family

George Matthews Jr. b. c 1780

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 60 (will of William Benson, wife Sarah).
  2. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  3. [S616] Virginia Accomack County, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 016, 1817-1818, p. 384.
  4. [S2116] Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 029, 1837-1839, p. 139.

John Henry (of Daniel) Benston1

M, b. circa 1802
FatherDaniel (of Wm of Ezekiel) Benston1 b. c 1780, d. b 30 Oct 1826
MotherElizabeth 'Betsy' Taylor1 b. c 1782
Last Edited27 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1802John Henry (of Daniel) Benston was born circa 1802 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*11 August 1824John was named in his father's will on 11 August 1824 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will Daniel Benson of Worcester Co, MD, gave to son John Henry Benson all land purchased of my brother William Benson in Accomack County & ... To daughter Elizabeth Margaret Benson 50 acres purchased of Gustavus White that formerly belonged to Benjamin Polk & ... Negro man Levi be free 4 years from the last day of Dec 1824. Friend Jonathan Cluff Extr. Witt: Jonadale Lawrence, Sally Riggin & William Jones. Prob: John Massey became the Admr. (with Jonathan Cluff & Sarah Benson relinquishing) with William Laws & John Jackson securities.1 
Will - Grmoth's*27 October 1827John was named in his grandmother's will on 27 October 1827 at Accomack Co, VA. In her will Sarah Benson gave to my grandson John H. Benson my land conditioned by his giving my daughters Fanny Benson & Sarah Benson 15 bushels of marketable corn yearly during their lives. All the rest to my daughters Fanny Benson & Sarah Benson & that there be no administration on my estate. Witt: John C. Snead, William Mason & John Pilchard.2 
Land bought*9 July 1831He bought land on 9 July 1831 at Tract A167, New Church, Accomack Co, VA. William W. Benson and Rachel his wife of the County of Parke in the state of Indiana sold to John H. Benson of the County of Accomack for $300 land being in Accomack County containing 80 acres beginning at the South East corner at an Iron Oak tree, thence running North to a Poplar tree, from thence North to the center of a branch commonly called the Unpassable Branch, thence West with the center of the aforesaid branch until opposite to a black gum and a small oak near the south side of the said branch, on the West by William Bevans land, thence running until it intersects George Deshields land, thence running along Fitterman's land on the South running with said Fitterman's line to an Iron oak, from thence to a large hickory, and from thence to the place of beginning. Signed: William W. Benson & Rachel Benson of Parke County, Indiana. Signed by John G. Davis for Wallice Rea, Clk of Court at Rockville on 12 July 1831. On 1 Sept 1831 it was admitted to record in Accomack Court.3,4 
Marriage*13 September 1831He married Mary E. Payne on 13 September 1831 at Worcester Co, MD. They were shown as John H. Benston and Mary Payne.5 
Land sold6 April 1832John Henry (of Daniel) Benston sold land on 6 April 1832 at Accomack Parish, Accomack Co, VA. John H. Benson & Mary his wife of Accomack County sold to Thomas Walters of the same place for $225 two-thirds of an undivided tract in the Parish & County of Accomack bounded Northerly by lands formerly belonging to William M. Benson dec'd, Eastwardly by lands of George H. and Levin M. Dashiell, Southwardly by lands of Oliver Logan and Westwardly by lands of James W. Melvin and by the lands which formerly belonged to William M. Beavans dec'd. Signed John H. Benson & Mary E. Benson. On 30 May 1832 this deed from John H. Benson & Mary E. his wife to Thomas Walters with the certificates of acknowledgment thereof there to annexed was received in my office this day and admitted to record.6 
Land sold*6 April 1832He sold land on 6 April 1832 at Accomack Parish, Accomack Co, VA. John H. Benson & Mary his wife of the County of Accomack sold to Joseph Feddeman of the same county for $430 a tract of land containing 75 acres in the Parish & County of Accomack bounded Northerly by lands of Elisha G. Merrill & Oliver Logan, Eastwardly by lands of said Merrill and the said Joseph Feddeman and Westwardly by lands of George H. & Levin M. Dashiell and Oliver Logan. Signed John H. Benson & Mary E. Benson. No witnesses shown. On 1 May 1832 this deed from John H. Benson & Mary E. his wife to Joseph Feddeman with the certificate of acknowledgement thereof thereto annexed was received in my office this day and admitted to record.7 
Land sold2 April 1835He sold land on 2 April 1835 at Accomack Parish, Accomack Co, VA. Euphamy Benson, Esineth Matthews, John H. Benson and Mary his wife, John Massey guardian of Mary A. Benson of Accomack County, Virginia & James Sturgis and Elizabeth his wife of Worcester County, Maryland sold to Joseph Feddeman of the Parish & County of Accomck for $85.37 land bounded Northerly and Easterly by lands belonging to the heirs of Elisha G. Merrill dec'd, Southerly by lands of John W. Feddeman & the County road leading from the Chincoteauge Baptist Meeting house to Swans Gut Bridge & Westwardly by other lands of the said Joseph Feddeman, containing 5 acres. Signed: Euphamy (her X mark) Benson, Esineth (her X mark) Matthews, John H. Benson, Mary E. Benson & John Massey Gd to Mary A. Benson. On 31 Oct 1837 this deed with the certificates of acknowledgement thereof thereto annexed was received in the Clerk's Office this day and admitted to record.8 
Land deed named in*11 April 1835He was named in a deed on 11 April 1835 at Accomack Co, VA. James Coulburn & Elizabeth his wife, John W. Taylor & Margaret his wife, William R. Mathews, John Feddeman and Rachel his wife, Michael R. Whealton & Nancy his wife, Sarah Mathews, Frederick Mathews, John H. Benson & Mary his wife, Southey Taylor & Wise his wife, Colmore Taylor & Elizabeth his wife, William Broughton & Margaret his wife of the Parish & County of Accomack sold to Peter Delestatious of the same place for $250 their interest, right & title to the land of which Narcissa Delestatious died seized of 2 tracts, the one which she inherited from her father Wilson Taylor dec'd, which land the said Wilson bought of Jesse Gladding & wife, containing 60 acres bounded Northerly by the land of said Peter Delestatious, Southerly by land deeded by the said Peter Delestatious to the said Narcissa, Eastwardly by land of John Custis Senr and Sally his wife & Westwardly by land of Henry Sivlerthorn dec'd heirs. The other tract of land which the said Peter Delestatious deeded to Solomon Marshall & Marshall deeded to the said Narcissa, containing 18 acres, bounded Northerly by the above described 60 acre ____ and Westwardly by land of Henry Silverthron dec'd heirs, and Eastwardly by land of John Custis & Sally his wife's land. On 29 March 1844 this deed from James Coleburn & others to Peter Delastatious with certificates and acknowledgement was received in the Clerk's Office and admitted to record.9 

Family

Mary E. Payne b. c 1810
Marriage*13 September 1831He married Mary E. Payne on 13 September 1831 at Worcester Co, MD. They were shown as John H. Benston and Mary Payne.5 

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 58 (will of Daniel Benson of Worcester Co, MD).
  2. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 59 (will of Sarah Benson).
  3. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1309 (tract A167).
  4. [S515] , p. 244.
  5. [S594] Jody Powell, Worcester Co, MD, Marriage Records, 1795-1865.
  6. [S515] , p. 484.
  7. [S515] , p. 440.
  8. [S2116] Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 029, 1837-1839, p. 139.
  9. [S943] VA Accomack Co, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 033, 1843-1844, p. 640.

Elizabeth Margaret (of Daniel) Benston1

F, b. circa 1804
FatherDaniel (of Wm of Ezekiel) Benston1 b. c 1780, d. b 30 Oct 1826
MotherElizabeth 'Betsy' Taylor1 b. c 1782
Last Edited26 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1804Elizabeth Margaret (of Daniel) Benston was born circa 1804 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*11 August 1824Elizabeth was named in her father's will on 11 August 1824 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will Daniel Benson of Worcester Co, MD, gave to son John Henry Benson all land purchased of my brother William Benson in Accomack County & ... To daughter Elizabeth Margaret Benson 50 acres purchased of Gustavus White that formerly belonged to Benjamin Polk & ... Negro man Levi be free 4 years from the last day of Dec 1824. Friend Jonathan Cluff Extr. Witt: Jonadale Lawrence, Sally Riggin & William Jones. Prob: John Massey became the Admr. (with Jonathan Cluff & Sarah Benson relinquishing) with William Laws & John Jackson securities.1 
Married Name19 November 1833 As of 19 November 1833,her married name was Sturgis.2 
Marriage19 November 1833She married James Sturgis on 19 November 1833 at Worcester Co, MD. They were shown as James Sturgis and Margaret Benson.2 
Land sold*2 April 1835Elizabeth Margaret (of Daniel) Benston sold land on 2 April 1835 at Accomack Parish, Accomack Co, VA. Euphamy Benson, Esineth Matthews, John H. Benson and Mary his wife, John Massey guardian of Mary A. Benson of Accomack County, Virginia & James Sturgis and Elizabeth his wife of Worcester County, Maryland sold to Joseph Feddeman of the Parish & County of Accomck for $85.37 land bounded Northerly and Easterly by lands belonging to the heirs of Elisha G. Merrill dec'd, Southerly by lands of John W. Feddeman & the County road leading from the Chincoteauge Baptist Meeting house to Swans Gut Bridge & Westwardly by other lands of the said Joseph Feddeman, containing 5 acres. Signed: Euphamy (her X mark) Benson, Esineth (her X mark) Matthews, John H. Benson, Mary E. Benson & John Massey Gd to Mary A. Benson. On 31 Oct 1837 this deed with the certificates of acknowledgement thereof thereto annexed was received in the Clerk's Office this day and admitted to record.3 

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 58 (will of Daniel Benson of Worcester Co, MD).
  2. [S594] Jody Powell, Worcester Co, MD, Marriage Records, 1795-1865.
  3. [S2116] Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 029, 1837-1839, p. 139.

Eliza Polk1

F, b. circa 1800
Last Edited26 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1800Eliza Polk was born circa 1800 at Worcester Co, VA.1 
Married Name6 April 1818 As of 6 April 1818,her married name was Benston.1 
Marriage*6 April 1818She married Daniel (of Wm of Ezekiel) Benston, son of William (of Ezekiel) Benston and Sarah Selby (Selby?), on 6 April 1818 at Worcester Co, VA. They were shown as Daniel Benston and Eliza Polk.1 
Lived*8 January 1820Eliza Polk lived on 8 January 1820 at Worcester Co, MD.2 
Land sold*8 January 1820She sold land on 8 January 1820 at Accomack Parish, Accomack Co, VA. Daniel Benson and his wife Eliza Benson of the County of Worcester, Maryland sold to Wilson Broughton of the Parish & County of Accomack, Virginia for $475 a parcel of land near Pocomoke Church in the parish & county of Accomack and which the said Daniel Benson bought of John Taylor containing 33 acres bounded on the North and East & South by the lands of Joseph Fiddeman and West by great road leading from Pocomoke Church to the Baptist Church which is called Jincoteague Church. Signed: Daniel Benson & Eliza Benson. Witt: T. Holmes, Wm. Seymour, Thos D. Welbourn & Walter D. Bayne. On 1 April 1823 this deed and the acknowledgement by Eliza Benson was recorded.2 

Family

Daniel (of Wm of Ezekiel) Benston b. c 1780, d. b 30 Oct 1826

Citations

  1. [S594] Jody Powell, Worcester Co, MD, Marriage Records, 1795-1865.
  2. [S613] Virginia Accomack County, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 020, 1822-1824, p. 241.

Sarah Riggin1

F, b. circa 1800
Last Edited26 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1800Sarah Riggin was born circa 1800 at Worcester Co, VA.1 
Married Name13 January 1825 As of 13 January 1825,her married name was Benston.1 
Marriage*13 January 1825She married Daniel (of Wm of Ezekiel) Benston, son of William (of Ezekiel) Benston and Sarah Selby (Selby?), on 13 January 1825 at Worcester Co, VA. They were shown as Daniel Benston and Sarah Riggin.1 
Est Settm't Husb's*30 October 1826Sarah Riggin was named in her husband's estate settlement on 30 October 1826 at Accomack Co, VA. When her husband Daniel Benston's estate was settled John Massey became the Admr. (with Jonathan Cluff & Sarah Benson relinquishing) with William Laws & John Jackson securities.2 

Family

Daniel (of Wm of Ezekiel) Benston b. c 1780, d. b 30 Oct 1826
Child 1.Mary Adaline (of Daniel) Benston3 b. c 1825

Citations

  1. [S594] Jody Powell, Worcester Co, MD, Marriage Records, 1795-1865.
  2. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 58 (will of Daniel Benson of Worcester Co, MD).
  3. [S2116] Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 029, 1837-1839, p. 139.

George Matthews Jr.1,2

M, b. circa 1780
Last Edited26 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1780George Matthews Jr. was born circa 1780 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*30 November 1807He married Azenith (of Wm of Ezekiel) Benston, daughter of William (of Ezekiel) Benston and Sarah Selby (Selby?), on 30 November 1807 at Accomack Co, VA. Nathaniel Benston was security on the M.L.B. of George Mathews and Azenith Benston.1 
Land sold*4 April 1818George Matthews Jr. sold land on 4 April 1818 at Accomack Parish, Accomack Co, VA. George Matthews Jr. & Assenath his wife of the County of Accomack sold to Euphama & Salla Benson of the same place for $15 all his undivided right, title and interest in and to that lott of land lying in Accomack County devised by William Benson dec'd to his 3 daughters Euphama, Salla & Assenath Benson, beginning at a marked Iron oak standing a the corner of William U. Benson's fence and by the side of the Marshall Road and thence running Northwardly to a poplar and continuing a direct course Northwardly to the watercourse of the branch & from thence running Southwardly by & with the Watercourse of the said branch & binding on George Merrill's land to the Market Road, thence running Westwardly by & with the said Market Road to the beginning. Signed: George (his X mark) Matthews & Assenath (her X mark) Matthews. Witt: J. Gillett, James Melvin, Josiah Doughty & Jms. Marshall of Wm.2 

Citations

  1. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  2. [S616] Virginia Accomack County, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 016, 1817-1818, p. 384.

John B. (of Wm) Taylor1

M, b. circa 1810
Last Edited21 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1810John B. (of Wm) Taylor was born circa 1810 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*29 May 1839He married Elizabeth Benston on 29 May 1839 at Accomack Co, VA. They were shown as John B. Taylor of Wm. and Elizabeth Benson.1 

Family

Elizabeth Benston b. c 1810

Citations

  1. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).

Elizabeth Benston1

F, b. circa 1810
Last Edited21 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1810Elizabeth Benston was born circa 1810 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Married Name29 May 1839 As of 29 May 1839,her married name was Taylor.1 
Marriage*29 May 1839She married John B. (of Wm) Taylor on 29 May 1839 at Accomack Co, VA. They were shown as John B. Taylor of Wm. and Elizabeth Benson.1 

Family

John B. (of Wm) Taylor b. c 1810

Citations

  1. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).

Covington Townsend

M, b. circa 1775
Last Edited21 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1775Covington Townsend was born circa 1775 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*28 May 1799He married Nancy 'Nanney' (of Jno) Benston, daughter of John Benston and Esther Sandford, on 28 May 1799 at Accomack Co, VA. They were shown as Covington Townsend and Nancy Benson.1 

Citations

  1. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).

Nancy 'Nanney' (of Jno) Benston1,2

F, b. circa 1784
FatherJohn Benston2 b. c 1752, d. b 24 Dec 1811
MotherEsther Sandford2 b. c 1760, d. b 11 Nov 1795
Last Edited22 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1784Nancy 'Nanney' (of Jno) Benston was born circa 1784 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Will - Aunt's*11 November 1795Nancy was named in her aunt's will on 11 November 1795 at Accomack Co, VA. In her will Elizabeth Sanford gave to Cemmey Benston, son of John Benston, 10 acres of my land adjcent John Sandford - Sister Ann Sandford to have the use of said land for 7 years. All the remainder of my land & marsh to my sister Ann Sandford. To Hettey, Nanney, Betsey & John Benson, children of John Benson. To John Benson. To brother John Sanford. Sister Ann Sanford residual legatee. Brother Thomas Sanford. Ann Sanford Exec. - Witt: Thomas Fletcher, Tabitha Silverthorn. In order of probate: Selby Lucas qualified.2 
Married Name28 May 1799 As of 28 May 1799,her married name was Townsend.1 
Marriage*28 May 1799She married Covington Townsend on 28 May 1799 at Accomack Co, VA. They were shown as Covington Townsend and Nancy Benson.1 

Family

Covington Townsend b. c 1775

Citations

  1. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 431 (will of Elizabeth Sanford).

Molly Benston

F, b. circa 1765
Last Edited21 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1765Molly Benston was born circa 1765 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Married Name30 January 1788 As of 30 January 1788,her married name was Collins.1 
Marriage*30 January 1788She married William Collins on 30 January 1788 at Accomack Co, VA. They were shown as William Collins and Molly Benston.1 

Family

William Collins b. c 1760

Citations

  1. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).

William Collins1

M, b. circa 1760
Last Edited21 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1760William Collins was born circa 1760 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*30 January 1788He married Molly Benston on 30 January 1788 at Accomack Co, VA. They were shown as William Collins and Molly Benston.1 

Family

Molly Benston b. c 1765

Citations

  1. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).

Polly Benston1

F, b. circa 1800
Last Edited21 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1800Polly Benston was born circa 1800 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Married Name3 August 1820 As of 3 August 1820,her married name was Broadwater.1 
Marriage*3 August 1820She married Southy Broadwater on 3 August 1820 at Accomack Co, VA. Savage Broadwater and George D. Chandler were security on the M.L.B. of Southy Broadwater, widower, and Polly Benston.1 

Family

Southy Broadwater b. c 1795

Citations

  1. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).

Theresa A. (-----)1

F, b. 1897, d. 1957
Last Edited21 Nov 2019
Birth*1897Theresa A. (-----) was born in 1897 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Married Namecirca 1920 As of circa 1920,her married name was Benston.1 
Marriage*circa 1920She married Alfred L. Benston, son of Patrick Henry Benston and Cordelia 'Delia' Laton Evans, circa 1920 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Burial*Theresa was buried at Main Ridge, Tangier Island, Accomack Co, VA.1 
Death*1957She died in 1957 at Tangier Island, Accomack Co, VA.1 

Family

Alfred L. Benston b. 29 Jan 1893, d. 1963

Citations

  1. [S503] Mary Frances Carey with Moody K. Miles and Barry W. Miles, Tombstones Inscriptions of Upper Accomack County, Virginia.

Eli Benston1

M, b. 1768, d. 29 April 1797
FatherJames Benston Sr.1 b. 3 Mar 1735, d. 30 Oct 1797
MotherScarburgh (-----)1 b. c 1750, d. b 30 Sep 1811
Last Edited21 Nov 2019
Birth*1768Eli Benston was born in 1768 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Death*29 April 1797He died on 29 April 1797 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Burial*Eli was buried at Benson Cemetery, Southwest of Messongo Bridge, Accomack Co, VA. The tombstone book shows the following Bensons in this cemetery: James Benson Sr., 3 Mar 1735 - 30 Oct 1797; James Benson, died 6 May 1797 aged 28 years and Eli Benson, died 29 Apr 1797 aged 26 years.1 

Citations

  1. [S503] Mary Frances Carey with Moody K. Miles and Barry W. Miles, Tombstones Inscriptions of Upper Accomack County, Virginia.

James Benston1

M, b. 1769, d. 6 May 1797
FatherJames Benston Sr.1 b. 3 Mar 1735, d. 30 Oct 1797
MotherScarburgh (-----)1 b. c 1750, d. b 30 Sep 1811
Last Edited21 Nov 2019
Birth*1769James Benston was born in 1769 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Death*6 May 1797He died on 6 May 1797 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Burial*James was buried at Southwest of Messongo Bridge, Accomack Co, VA. The tombstone book shows the following Bensons in this cemetery: James Benson Sr., 3 Mar 1735 - 30 Oct 1797; James Benson, died 6 May 1797 aged 28 years and Eli Benson, died 29 Apr 1797 aged 26 years.1 

Citations

  1. [S503] Mary Frances Carey with Moody K. Miles and Barry W. Miles, Tombstones Inscriptions of Upper Accomack County, Virginia.

Rachel Wilson (Wilson?)1

F, b. circa 1750, d. before 29 June 1812
Last Edited27 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1750Rachel Wilson (Wilson?) was born circa 1750 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1775She married Southy Taylor circa 1775 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Married Namecirca 1775 As of circa 1775,her married name was Taylor.1 
Est Settm't Husb's*26 September 1808Rachel Wilson (Wilson?) was named in her husband's estate settlement on 26 September 1808 at Accomack Co, VA. Estate settlement of Southey Taylor - 11 Jun 1805 & 26 Dec 1805 (Sale), 28 Sep 1807 (Order to Audit), 26 Sep 1808 (Rec'd) - Buyers: Ephraim Taylor, Rachel Taylor, James Taylor, Phany Taylor, Nehemiah Taylor, William R. Taylor & William Taylor. Negro Leah to be hired out for 2 years.2 
Will*18 March 1812Rachel made a will on 18 March 1812 at Accomack Co, VA. In her will Rachel Taylor gave to son William R. Taylor 5 shillings. To daughter Elizabeth Benson ... To granddaughter Rachel Matthews, daughter of Washburn Matthews & Euphamy his wife, … To daughter Euphamy Matthews 5 shillings. To son Wilson Taylor my Negro man Will & … & the remainder. Son Wilson Taylor Extr. Witt: William Watts, John Jones & Henry Gladding.1 
Death*before 29 June 1812She died before 29 June 1812 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that her will was proved.1 

Family

Southy Taylor b. c 1750, d. b 29 Jul 1805
Children 1.Wilson Taylor+1 b. c 1776, d. b 22 Feb 1813
 2.William R. Taylor+1 b. c 1778
 3.Euphamy Taylor+1 b. c 1782, d. b 11 Apr 1835
 4.Elizabeth 'Betsy' Taylor+1 b. c 1782

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 527 (will of Rachel Taylor).
  2. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 530 (settlement fo Southey Taylor).

Rachel (of Washburn) Matthews1

F, b. circa 1808
FatherWashburn Matthews1 b. c 1780, d. b 23 Nov 1839
MotherEuphamy Taylor1 b. c 1782, d. b 11 Apr 1835
ChartsDescendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited27 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1808Rachel (of Washburn) Matthews was born circa 1808 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Grmoth's*18 March 1812Rachel was named in her grandmother's will on 18 March 1812 at Accomack Co, VA. In her will Rachel Taylor gave to son William R. Taylor 5 shillings. To daughter Elizabeth Benson ... To granddaughter Rachel Matthews, daughter of Washburn Matthews & Euphamy his wife, … To daughter Euphamy Matthews 5 shillings. To son Wilson Taylor my Negro man Will & … & the remainder. Son Wilson Taylor Extr. Witt: William Watts, John Jones & Henry Gladding.1 
Married Namecirca 1830 As of circa 1830,her married name was Feddeman.2,3 
Marriage*circa 1830She married John Feddeman, son of Joseph Feddeman, circa 1830 at Accomack Co, VA.2,3 
Land deed named in*11 April 1835Rachel (of Washburn) Matthews was named in a deed on 11 April 1835 at Accomack Co, VA. James Coulburn & Elizabeth his wife, John W. Taylor & Margaret his wife, William R. Mathews, John Feddeman and Rachel his wife, Michael R. Whealton & Nancy his wife, Sarah Mathews, Frederick Mathews, John H. Benson & Mary his wife, Southey Taylor & Wise his wife, Colmore Taylor & Elizabeth his wife, William Broughton & Margaret his wife of the Parish & County of Accomack sold to Peter Delestatious of the same place for $250 their interest, right & title to the land of which Narcissa Delestatious died seized of 2 tracts, the one which she inherited from her father Wilson Taylor dec'd, which land the said Wilson bought of Jesse Gladding & wife, containing 60 acres bounded Northerly by the land of said Peter Delestatious, Southerly by land deeded by the said Peter Delestatious to the said Narcissa, Eastwardly by land of John Custis Senr and Sally his wife & Westwardly by land of Henry Sivlerthorn dec'd heirs. The other tract of land which the said Peter Delestatious deeded to Solomon Marshall & Marshall deeded to the said Narcissa, containing 18 acres, bounded Northerly by the above described 60 acre ____ and Westwardly by land of Henry Silverthron dec'd heirs, and Eastwardly by land of John Custis & Sally his wife's land. On 29 March 1844 this deed from James Coleburn & others to Peter Delastatious with certificates and acknowledgement was received in the Clerk's Office and admitted to record.2 
Will - Father's*5 April 1838Rachel was named in her father's will on 5 April 1838 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will Washburn Matthews gave to son Frederick Silvester my Negro boy Elijah but if he dies without heirs, then to my daughter Sally Wilson & if she dies without an heir, then to my son Samuel. To son Frederick Silvester ... To daughter Sally Wilson my Negro woman Sarah but if she dies without an heir, then to my son Frederick Silvester & if he dies without an heir, then to my son Samuel. Also to my daughter Sally Wilson ... To son Samuel ... To my grandson John William Feddeman $20. To my daughter Nancy Whealton 5 shillings. Remainder to 4 of my children Samuel, Rachael, Sally Wilson & Frederick Silvester. Son Samuel Extr. Witt: Thomas W. Hargis, John Massey & Benjamin Townsend. Prob: John Massey & Henry Gladding securities. His will was partly proved on 23 Nov 1839 and fully proved on 30 Dec 1839.2 

Family

John Feddeman b. c 1788, d. b 28 Mar 1842
Child 1.John William Feddeman+3 b. c 1831

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 527 (will of Rachel Taylor).
  2. [S943] VA Accomack Co, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 033, 1843-1844, p. 640.
  3. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 361 (will of Washburn Matthews).

William Evans1

M, b. circa 1700, d. after 20 December 1742
Last Edited22 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1700William Evans was born circa 1700 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1740He married Catherine Townsend, daughter of Thomas Townsend Sr. and Sarah (-----), circa 1740.1 
Will - Mentioned in*20 December 1742William was mentioned in a will on 20 December 1742 at Accomack Co, VA. In her will Mary Mercy gave to grandson Thomas, son of Thomas Mercy. To son William. To son John Mercy's son Atkins Mercy. Grandson William, son of Atkins Mercy. Grandau Leach, daughter of Atkins Mercy. "To my said son Atkins' children a cow & heifer in the possession of William Evans, their father in law. To daughter Mary, the wife of Edward Benstene. To Leah, the daughter of Mary Benstene. To Leah the daughter of Atkins Mercy. Daughter Mary residual legatee - Son William Exr. Witt: George Douglas, Tabitha Douglas.1 
Death*after 20 December 1742He died after 20 December 1742.1 

Family

Catherine Townsend b. c 1708

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 141 (will of Mary Mercy).

(-----) (-----)

F, b. circa 1740
Last Edited22 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1740(-----) (-----) was born circa 1740 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1760She married Micajah Benston, son of John (of Wm of Fran) Benston and Hannah Pitt, circa 1760 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Married Namecirca 1760 As of circa 1760,her married name was Benston. 

Family

Micajah Benston b. c 1738, d. b 25 Feb 1767
Child 1.Zadock (of Micajah) Benston b. c 1760, d. b 1800

(son of Jno & Hannah) Benston1

M, b. circa 1732, d. before 26 February 1754
FatherJohn (of Wm of Fran) Benston1 b. c 1700, d. b 26 Feb 1754
MotherHannah Pitt1 b. c 1710, d. b 27 Sep 1791
Last Edited22 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1732(son of Jno & Hannah) Benston was born circa 1732 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*1752He married (-----) (-----) in 1752 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Death*before 26 February 1754(son of Jno & Hannah) Benston died before 26 February 1754 at Accomack Co, VA. He was evidently dec'd by this date as his father John Bensten, whife Hannah, named a grandson John Benston instead of him.1 

Family

(-----) (-----) b. c 1734
Child 1.John Benston+1 b. c 1752, d. b 24 Dec 1811

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 180 (will of John Bensten, wife Hannah).

(-----) (-----)

F, b. circa 1734
Last Edited22 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1734(-----) (-----) was born circa 1734 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Married Name1752 As of 1752,her married name was Benston. 
Marriage*1752She married (son of Jno & Hannah) Benston, son of John (of Wm of Fran) Benston and Hannah Pitt, in 1752 at Accomack Co, VA. 

Family

(son of Jno & Hannah) Benston b. c 1732, d. b 26 Feb 1754
Child 1.John Benston+1 b. c 1752, d. b 24 Dec 1811

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 180 (will of John Bensten, wife Hannah).

(dau of Jno & Hannah) Benston1

F, b. circa 1734, d. before 26 February 1754
FatherJohn (of Wm of Fran) Benston1 b. c 1700, d. b 26 Feb 1754
MotherHannah Pitt1 b. c 1710, d. b 27 Sep 1791
Last Edited22 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1734(dau of Jno & Hannah) Benston was born circa 1734 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Married Namecirca 1750 As of circa 1750,her married name was Gray.1 
Marriage*circa 1750She married (-----) Gray circa 1750.1 
Death*before 26 February 1754(dau of Jno & Hannah) Benston died before 26 February 1754 at Accomack Co, VA. She was evidently dec'd by this date as her father John Bensten, whife Hannah, named grandchildren John & Elizabeth Gray instead of her.1 

Family

(-----) Gray b. c 1730
Children 1.John Gray1 b. c 1751
 2.Elizabeth Gray1 b. c 1753

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 180 (will of John Bensten, wife Hannah).

(-----) Gray1

M, b. circa 1730
Last Edited22 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1730(-----) Gray was born circa 1730 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1750He married (dau of Jno & Hannah) Benston, daughter of John (of Wm of Fran) Benston and Hannah Pitt, circa 1750.1 

Family

(dau of Jno & Hannah) Benston b. c 1734, d. b 26 Feb 1754
Children 1.John Gray1 b. c 1751
 2.Elizabeth Gray1 b. c 1753

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 180 (will of John Bensten, wife Hannah).

John Gray1

M, b. circa 1751
Father(-----) Gray1 b. c 1730
Mother(dau of Jno & Hannah) Benston1 b. c 1734, d. b 26 Feb 1754
Last Edited22 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1751John Gray was born circa 1751 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Grfath's*before 26 February 1754John was named in his grandfather's will before 26 February 1754 at Accomack Co, VA. In his undated will John Benston gave to wife Hannah Bensten the manor plantation for 5 years, then to my son Micajah Bensten & for want of heirs to my son Zepheniah Bensten. To son Ezekiel Bensten the remaining part of my land. Sons Isaish & Zepheniah Bensten. Grandchildren John & Elizabeth Gray. Grandson John Bensten. Bal. of estate to be divided between 5 of my children, Micajah, Zefeniah, Levineah, Leah & Hannah Bensten. Sons Ezekiel & Micajah Bensten Exrs. Witt: Hill Bensten, Joseph Gouty.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 180 (will of John Bensten, wife Hannah).

Elizabeth Gray1

F, b. circa 1753
Father(-----) Gray1 b. c 1730
Mother(dau of Jno & Hannah) Benston1 b. c 1734, d. b 26 Feb 1754
Last Edited22 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1753Elizabeth Gray was born circa 1753 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Grfath's*before 26 February 1754Elizabeth was named in her grandfather's will before 26 February 1754 at Accomack Co, VA. In his undated will John Benston gave to wife Hannah Bensten the manor plantation for 5 years, then to my son Micajah Bensten & for want of heirs to my son Zepheniah Bensten. To son Ezekiel Bensten the remaining part of my land. Sons Isaish & Zepheniah Bensten. Grandchildren John & Elizabeth Gray. Grandson John Bensten. Bal. of estate to be divided between 5 of my children, Micajah, Zefeniah, Levineah, Leah & Hannah Bensten. Sons Ezekiel & Micajah Bensten Exrs. Witt: Hill Bensten, Joseph Gouty.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 180 (will of John Bensten, wife Hannah).

Joseph Balding1

M, b. circa 1750, d. before 29 March 1775
Last Edited22 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1750Joseph Balding was born circa 1750 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1770He married Elizabeth (-----) circa 1770 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Death*before 29 March 1775Joseph Balding died before 29 March 1775 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of Joseph Balding was granted to Elizabeth Balding with John Morrison & John Benson securities.1 

Family

Elizabeth (-----) b. c 1750

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 264 (adm of Joseph Balding to Elizabeth Balding).

Elizabeth (-----)1

F, b. circa 1750
Last Edited22 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1750Elizabeth (-----) was born circa 1750 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Married Namecirca 1770 As of circa 1770,her married name was Balding.1 
Marriage*circa 1770She married Joseph Balding circa 1770 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Est Settm't Husb's*29 March 1775Elizabeth (-----) was named in her husband's estate settlement on 29 March 1775 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of Joseph Balding was granted to Elizabeth Balding with John Morrison & John Benson securities.1 

Family

Joseph Balding b. c 1750, d. b 29 Mar 1775

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 264 (adm of Joseph Balding to Elizabeth Balding).

Mary Beauchamp

F, b. circa 1750
Last Edited22 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1750Mary Beauchamp was born circa 1750 at Somerset Co, MD. 
Will - Son-in-law's*8 June 1798Mary was named in her son-in-law's will on 8 June 1798 at Worcester Co, MD. She was shown as my mother-in-law Mary Beaucham in the will of Richard Hudson. He also named her daughter Ferrily Beauchamp. (NOTE: In order to determine how Mary Beauchamp and her daughter Ferrily fit into the Beauchamp family, Vern Skinner looked at all Beauchamp heads of household on tax assessments for 1782 Sussex Co & 1783 Somerset Co & Worcester Co and determined the most likely fit was a John Beauchamp, who was shown on the 1783 Tax list at Dividing Creek Hundred in Someset County with a wife Mary.)1,2 
Will - Named as heir*9 July 1802Mary was named as a heir in a will on 9 July 1802 at Somerset Co, MD. In her will Sabra Adams gave housekeeper Mary Beauchamp personalty, to Willia Broughton (Extr), to Peggy Adams daughter of William (dec'd). To Polly and Sarah Adams daughters of Dennis. Witt: Samuel Smith & James Hall.3 
Est Settm't Named In*6 August 1803She was named in an estate settlement on 6 August 1803 at Somerset Co, MD. It was on this date that further administration accounts & distributions on the estate of Sabra Adams was made to Mary Beauchamp (housekeeper).4 

Family

Children 1.(dau of Jno & Mary) Beauchamp+ b. c 1774, d. b 8 Jun 1798
 2.Pheuby 'Ferrily' Beauchamp1,2 b. c 1780

Citations

  1. [S2225] Ruth Dryden, Worcester Co, MD, Will Book MH, 1806-1813, p. 12 (will of Richard Hudson).
  2. [S2226] Vern Skinner, Genealogy Research, Skinner's analysis of all Beauchamp heads of household on tax assessments for 1782 Sussex Co & 1783 Somerset Co & Worcester Co.
  3. [S2172] Ruth T. Dryden, Somerset County, MD, Will Book EB 23, 1800-1820, p. 12 (will of Sabra Adams).
  4. [S2226] Vern Skinner, Genealogy Research, citing Somerset Co:Administration Accounts:EB#24:239.

Margaret 'Peggy' Beauchamp1

F, b. circa 1773
FatherJohn (of John) Beauchamp1 b. 1 Jul 1750, d. b 31 May 1791
MotherMary Miles1 b. c 1750, d. c 1788
Last Edited22 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1773Margaret 'Peggy' Beauchamp was born circa 1773 at Somerset Co, MD.1 
Will - Father's*27 April 1791Margaret was named in her father's will on 27 April 1791 at Somerset Co, MD. In his will he was shown as John Beauchamp, formerly of Accomack, but now of Somerset County, Maryland. Admitted to record in Accomack 28 Sept 1791. He gave to wife Mary Ann Beauchamp 15 1/4 acres in Accomack which I purchased of John Bell. To daus, Peggy & Leah Beauchamp, to unborn child & to my said wife all the remainder of my lands in Accomack County during the widow of my wife, & at her death or marriage to be divided between my 3 said children. Wife & Thomas Benston Exrs. Witt: Samuel Smith, Amely Benston, William Curtis.2 
Married Name30 January 1793 As of 30 January 1793,her married name was Perkins.1 
Marriage*30 January 1793She married William Perkins on 30 January 1793 at Somerset Co, MD.1 

Family

William Perkins b. c 1770

Citations

  1. [S297] Leslie Powell Dryden, Dryden Family and Descendants Book I, p. 71 (#132 Mary Anne Benston).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 392 (will of John Beauchamp, formerly of Accomack, but now of Somerset Co, MD, wife Mary Ann).

William Perkins1

M, b. circa 1770
Last Edited22 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1770William Perkins was born circa 1770 at Somerset Co, MD.1 
Marriage*30 January 1793He married Margaret 'Peggy' Beauchamp, daughter of John (of John) Beauchamp and Mary Miles, on 30 January 1793 at Somerset Co, MD.1 

Family

Margaret 'Peggy' Beauchamp b. c 1773

Citations

  1. [S297] Leslie Powell Dryden, Dryden Family and Descendants Book I, p. 71 (#132 Mary Anne Benston).

Ann Tilghman1

F, b. circa 1770, d. between 8 January 1790 and 17 March 1790
Last Edited22 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1770Ann Tilghman was born circa 1770.1 
Married Namecirca 1788 As of circa 1788,her married name was Beauchamp.1 
Marriage*circa 1788She married John (of John) Beauchamp, son of John (of Edward) Beauchamp and Mary (of Samuel) Handy, circa 1788 at Somerset Co, MD. She was the daughter of Isaiah Tilghman.1 
Death*between 8 January 1790 and 17 March 1790Ann Tilghman died between 8 January 1790 and 17 March 1790 at Somerset Co, MD.1 

Family

John (of John) Beauchamp b. 1 Jul 1750, d. b 31 May 1791
Child 1.Leah Beauchamp1 b. c 1788

Citations

  1. [S297] Leslie Powell Dryden, Dryden Family and Descendants Book I, p. 70 (#132 Mary Anne Benston).

Leah Beauchamp1

F, b. circa 1788
FatherJohn (of John) Beauchamp1 b. 1 Jul 1750, d. b 31 May 1791
MotherAnn Tilghman1 b. c 1770, d. bt 8 Jan 1790 - 17 Mar 1790
Last Edited22 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1788Leah Beauchamp was born circa 1788 at Somerset Co, MD.1 
Will - Father's*27 April 1791Leah was named in her father's will on 27 April 1791 at Somerset Co, MD. In his will he was shown as John Beauchamp, formerly of Accomack, but now of Somerset County, Maryland. Admitted to record in Accomack 28 Sept 1791. He gave to wife Mary Ann Beauchamp 15 1/4 acres in Accomack which I purchased of John Bell. To daus, Peggy & Leah Beauchamp, to unborn child & to my said wife all the remainder of my lands in Accomack County during the widow of my wife, & at her death or marriage to be divided between my 3 said children. Wife & Thomas Benston Exrs. Witt: Samuel Smith, Amely Benston, William Curtis.2 
Married Name20 September 1803 As of 20 September 1803,her married name was Garretson.1 
Marriage*20 September 1803She married Jonathan Garretson on 20 September 1803 at Somerset Co, MD.1 

Family

Jonathan Garretson b. c 1780

Citations

  1. [S297] Leslie Powell Dryden, Dryden Family and Descendants Book I, p. 70 (#132 Mary Anne Benston).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 392 (will of John Beauchamp, formerly of Accomack, but now of Somerset Co, MD, wife Mary Ann).

Jonathan Garretson1

M, b. circa 1780
Last Edited22 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1780Jonathan Garretson was born circa 1780 at Somerset Co.1 
Marriage*20 September 1803He married Leah Beauchamp, daughter of John (of John) Beauchamp and Ann Tilghman, on 20 September 1803 at Somerset Co, MD.1 

Family

Leah Beauchamp b. c 1788

Citations

  1. [S297] Leslie Powell Dryden, Dryden Family and Descendants Book I, p. 70 (#132 Mary Anne Benston).

John Beauchamp1

M, b. 12 June 1791
FatherJohn (of John) Beauchamp1 b. 1 Jul 1750, d. b 31 May 1791
MotherMary Anne Benston1 b. c 1763
Last Edited22 Nov 2019
Will - Father's*27 April 1791John was named in his father's will on 27 April 1791 at Somerset Co, MD. In his will he was shown as John Beauchamp, formerly of Accomack, but now of Somerset County, Maryland. Admitted to record in Accomack 28 Sept 1791. He gave to wife Mary Ann Beauchamp 15 1/4 acres in Accomack which I purchased of John Bell. To daus, Peggy & Leah Beauchamp, to unborn child & to my said wife all the remainder of my lands in Accomack County during the widow of my wife, & at her death or marriage to be divided between my 3 said children. Wife & Thomas Benston Exrs. Witt: Samuel Smith, Amely Benston, William Curtis.1 
Birth*12 June 1791He was born on 12 June 1791 at Somerset Co, MD.1 

Citations

  1. [S297] Leslie Powell Dryden, Dryden Family and Descendants Book I, p. 71 (#132 Mary Anne Benston).

Hettey (of Jno) Benston1

F, b. circa 1782
FatherJohn Benston1 b. c 1752, d. b 24 Dec 1811
MotherEsther Sandford1 b. c 1760, d. b 11 Nov 1795
Last Edited1 Dec 2019
Birth*circa 1782Hettey (of Jno) Benston was born circa 1782 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Aunt's*11 November 1795Hettey was named in her aunt's will on 11 November 1795 at Accomack Co, VA. In her will Elizabeth Sanford gave to Cemmey Benston, son of John Benston, 10 acres of my land adjcent John Sandford - Sister Ann Sandford to have the use of said land for 7 years. All the remainder of my land & marsh to my sister Ann Sandford. To Hettey, Nanney, Betsey & John Benson, children of John Benson. To John Benson. To brother John Sanford. Sister Ann Sanford residual legatee. Brother Thomas Sanford. Ann Sanford Exec. - Witt: Thomas Fletcher, Tabitha Silverthorn. In order of probate: Selby Lucas qualified.1 
Land deed named in*17 October 1810She was named in a deed on 17 October 1810 at Holdens Creek, Accomack Co, VA. John Benston of Accomack County sold to Susannah Crowswell of the same place for 20 pounds 6 2/3 acres of land bounded Northerly by Crooked Creek, Easterly by the land of Geo. Crowswell, Southerly by the land of Nancy Silverthorns, Westerly by the lands of Hettey Benston. Witt: Thomas Fletcher, Henry Fletcher, James Martin, Sally Fletcher. On 27 May 1811 this deed was fully proven and ordered to be recorded. (NOTE: Crooked Creek was also called Holdens Creek.)2 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 431 (will of Elizabeth Sanford).
  2. [S848] VA Accomack Co, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 013, 1810-1812, p. 241.

Betsey (of Jno) Benston1

F, b. circa 1786
FatherJohn Benston1 b. c 1752, d. b 24 Dec 1811
MotherEsther Sandford1 b. c 1760, d. b 11 Nov 1795
Last Edited26 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1786Betsey (of Jno) Benston was born circa 1786 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Aunt's*11 November 1795Betsey was named in her aunt's will on 11 November 1795 at Accomack Co, VA. In her will Elizabeth Sanford gave to Cemmey Benston, son of John Benston, 10 acres of my land adjcent John Sandford - Sister Ann Sandford to have the use of said land for 7 years. All the remainder of my land & marsh to my sister Ann Sandford. To Hettey, Nanney, Betsey & John Benson, children of John Benson. To John Benson. To brother John Sanford. Sister Ann Sanford residual legatee. Brother Thomas Sanford. Ann Sanford Exec. - Witt: Thomas Fletcher, Tabitha Silverthorn. In order of probate: Selby Lucas qualified.1 
Census head*1810Betsey was listed as a head of household in the census of 1810 at Accomack Parish, Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as Betsey Benson, a head of household, age 26-45 (b.c. 1765-1785). Listed with her was 1M0-10 and no slaves.2 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 431 (will of Elizabeth Sanford).
  2. [S578] Jody Powell, 1800, 1810, 1820 Accomack Co, VA, Census.

John (of Jno) Benston1

M, b. circa 1788
FatherJohn Benston1 b. c 1752, d. b 24 Dec 1811
MotherEsther Sandford1 b. c 1760, d. b 11 Nov 1795
Last Edited1 Dec 2019
Birth*circa 1788John (of Jno) Benston was born circa 1788 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Aunt's*11 November 1795John was named in his aunt's will on 11 November 1795 at Accomack Co, VA. In her will Elizabeth Sanford gave to Cemmey Benston, son of John Benston, 10 acres of my land adjcent John Sandford - Sister Ann Sandford to have the use of said land for 7 years. All the remainder of my land & marsh to my sister Ann Sandford. To Hettey, Nanney, Betsey & John Benson, children of John Benson. To John Benson. To brother John Sanford. Sister Ann Sanford residual legatee. Brother Thomas Sanford. Ann Sanford Exec. - Witt: Thomas Fletcher, Tabitha Silverthorn. In order of probate: Selby Lucas qualified.1 
Land sold*17 October 1810He sold land on 17 October 1810 at Holdens Creek, Accomack Co, VA. John Benston of Accomack County sold to Susannah Crowswell of the same place for 20 pounds 6 2/3 acres of land bounded Northerly by Crooked Creek, Easterly by the land of Geo. Crowswell, Southerly by the land of Nancy Silverthorns, Westerly by the lands of Hettey Benston. Witt: Thomas Fletcher, Henry Fletcher, James Martin, Sally Fletcher. On 27 May 1811 this deed was fully proven and ordered to be recorded. (NOTE: Crooked Creek was also called Holdens Creek.)2 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 431 (will of Elizabeth Sanford).
  2. [S848] VA Accomack Co, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 013, 1810-1812, p. 241.

(-----) Benston1

M, b. 1770
Last Edited22 Nov 2019
Birth*1770(-----) Benston was born in 1770 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1790He married Polly (of Robt) Bell, daughter of Robert Bell and Elizabeth 'Betty' (of Francis) Savage, circa 1790 at Accomack Co, VA.1 

Family

Polly (of Robt) Bell b. c 1768

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 452 (will of Savage Bell).

John Benston1

M, b. circa 1765
Last Edited26 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1765John Benston was born circa 1765 at New Church Area, Accomack Co, VA.1 
Tax list (personal)*31 May 1787He was on the personal property tax list on 31 May 1787 at Accomack Parish, Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Jno. Benston in the HH of Daniel Mifflen who charged with his tax.2 

Citations

  1. [S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 59 (adm of John Benson to James Melvin).
  2. [S142] Netti Schreiner-Yantis and Florence Love, Accomack Co, VA, Personal Property Tax Lists For The Year 1787, p. 85 & 108.

David Benston1

M, b. circa 1800
Last Edited23 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1800David Benston was born circa 1800 at Worcester Co, MD.1 
Land bought*1823He bought land in 1823 at Tract A167, New Church, Accomack Co, VA. William W. and Gartruge Benson sold 125 acres to David Benson of Worcester.1 

Citations

  1. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1309 (tract A167).

Rachel (-----)1

F, b. circa 1800
Last Edited26 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1800Rachel (-----) was born circa 1800.1 
Married Namecirca 1830 As of circa 1830,her married name was Benston.1 
Marriage*circa 1830She married William W. (of Wm of Ezekiel) Benston, son of William (of Ezekiel) Benston and Sarah Selby (Selby?), circa 1830.1 
Lived*9 July 1831Rachel (-----) lived on 9 July 1831 at Parke Co, Indiana.2 
Land sold*9 July 1831She sold land on 9 July 1831 at Tract A167, New Church, Accomack Co, VA. William W. Benson and Rachel his wife of the County of Parke in the state of Indiana sold to John H. Benson of the County of Accomack for $300 land being in Accomack County containing 80 acres beginning at the South East corner at an Iron Oak tree, thence running North to a Poplar tree, from thence North to the center of a branch commonly called the Unpassable Branch, thence West with the center of the aforesaid branch until opposite to a black gum and a small oak near the south side of the said branch, on the West by William Bevans land, thence running until it intersects George Deshields land, thence running along Fitterman's land on the South running with said Fitterman's line to an Iron oak, from thence to a large hickory, and from thence to the place of beginning. Signed: William W. Benson & Rachel Benson of Parke County, Indiana. Signed by John G. Davis for Wallice Rea, Clk of Court at Rockville on 12 July 1831. On 1 Sept 1831 it was admitted to record in Accomack Court.1,2 

Citations

  1. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1309 (tract A167).
  2. [S515] , p. 244.

Leah (-----)1

F, b. circa 1750
Last Edited23 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1750Leah (-----) was born circa 1750 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Married Namecirca 1770 As of circa 1770,her married name was Benston.1 
Marriage*circa 1770She married Sturgis Benston circa 1770 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Land sold*1785Leah (-----) sold land in 1785 at Tract A181, North of Horntown, Accomack Co, VA. George Stewart sold 142 acres of the Daniel Walker part of this tract to John Pettit, and the next year he was joined by a Sturgis and Leah Benston in a sale to William Marshall. The next year Marshall left to his daughter Famey and in 1801 John and Euphamy Ward of Worcester sold to William Welburn as 134 acres by survey, which placed it as east of the Hargis piece.1 

Family

Sturgis Benston b. c 1750, d. b 25 Jan 1796

Citations

  1. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1369 (tract A181).

Lazarus Benston1

M, b. circa 1765
Last Edited23 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1765Lazarus Benston was born circa 1765 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Tax list (personal)*25 April 1787He was on the personal property tax list on 25 April 1787 at St. George Parish, Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Lazarus Benstone in the HH of Moses Benstone who charged with his tax.1 

Citations

  1. [S142] Netti Schreiner-Yantis and Florence Love, Accomack Co, VA, Personal Property Tax Lists For The Year 1787, p. 92 & 112.

George Benston1

M, b. circa 1750
Last Edited23 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1750George Benston was born circa 1750 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1775He married Elizabeth (-----) circa 1775 at Accomack Co, VA.2 
Court - named in ord*27 October 1779George Benston was named in a court order on 27 October 1779 at Accomack Co, VA. William Welsh sued George Benston, who could not be found and was ordered arrested.3 
Rev War Veterancirca 1780George served in the Revolutionary War in circa 1780 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as George Benston, a soldier in the Army..4 
Rev War Veteran*28 May 1782He served in the Revolutionary War on 28 May 1782 at Accomack Co, VA. Elizabeth Benston, wife of George Benston, allowed 10 bushels of corn.2 
Tax list (personal)*9 June 1787He was on the personal property tax list on 9 June 1787 at St. George Parish, Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Geo. Benstone with with 1 white males above 16 and under 21: 0 Blacks above 16; 0 Blacks under 16; 0 horses, mares, colts & mules; and 0 head of cattle.1 

Family

Elizabeth (-----) b. c 1750

Citations

  1. [S142] Netti Schreiner-Yantis and Florence Love, Accomack Co, VA, Personal Property Tax Lists For The Year 1787, p. 92 & 113.
  2. [S575] Stratton Nottingham, Soldiers and Sailors of the Eastern Shore of Virginia In the Revolutionary War, p. 5 (Elizabeth Benston, wife of George Benston).
  3. [S2766] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1777-1780, Volume 28, p. 217 (27 Oct 1779 Court).
  4. [S577] Compiled for the Bicentennial by Susie Wilkins Walker and Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Soldiers and Sailors in America's War for Independence, April 1775 to December 1783.

Elizabeth (-----)1

F, b. circa 1750
Last Edited23 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1750Elizabeth (-----) was born circa 1750 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Married Namecirca 1775 As of circa 1775,her married name was Benston.1 
Marriage*circa 1775She married George Benston circa 1775 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Rev War Vet relative*28 May 1782Elizabeth (-----) was shown to be related to a Rev War veteran on 28 May 1782 at Accomack Co, VA. Elizabeth Benston, wife of George Benston, allowed 10 bushels of corn.1 

Family

George Benston b. c 1750

Citations

  1. [S575] Stratton Nottingham, Soldiers and Sailors of the Eastern Shore of Virginia In the Revolutionary War, p. 5 (Elizabeth Benston, wife of George Benston).

(-----) (-----)1

M, b. circa 1720
Last Edited23 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1720(-----) (-----) was born circa 1720.1 
Marriage*1740He married (-----) (-----) in 1740 at Accomack Co, VA.1 

Family

(-----) (-----) b. c 1720
Child 1.Leah 'Leshy' (-----)1 b. c 1741

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 289 (will of Jonas Benson Sr.).

Leah 'Leshy' (-----)1

F, b. circa 1741
Father(-----) (-----)1 b. c 1720
Mother(-----) (-----)1 b. c 1720
Last Edited23 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1741Leah 'Leshy' (-----) was born circa 1741 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Step Father*23 December 1775Her was named in the will of her step-father on 23 December 1775 at Accomack Co, VA. In his will Jonas Benston Sr. gave to son Moses plantation where I now live containing 218 acres. To son John 100 acres on the South side of Pratts Branch adjcent to me. To daughter Comfort. To daughter Sarah. To Leshy Lingo, my daughter in law. Children Moses, John, Comfort, & Sarah residual legatees. Son Moses Exr. Witt: Jonathan Addison, Benjamin Stringer, William F. Ross. At probate Moses Benson was named heir at law to the testator.1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 289 (will of Jonas Benson Sr.).

Salone 'Sailome' (of Jona of Francis II) Benston1,2

F, b. circa 1744
FatherJonathan (of Francis II) Benston2 b. c 1702, d. b 24 Nov 1747
MotherHannah (-----)2 b. c 1710
Last Edited25 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1744Salone 'Sailome' (of Jona of Francis II) Benston was born circa 1744 at Accomack Co, VA.1,2 
Guardian - named*31 May 1748Salone had a guardian named on 31 May 1748 at Accomack Co, VA. Daniel Hall was appointed nearest friend to Catherine, Rosewell, Jonathan, Edith Anne, Hannah and Sailome Benstine (minor orphans of Jonathan Benstine) to prosecute their suit against Joseph Benstine (exr. of Jonathan Benstine). After reading the bill and the answer, the court ordered the defendant to auction off to the highest bidder a slave woman named Tabb, who had belonged to the deceased. The proceedings were to be reported to the next court.2 
Court - nam in motio*26 March 1771She was named in a motion that was recorded in court records on 26 March 1771 at Accomack Co, VA. James Broadwater, who was bound to appear at this court, was charged by Salomy Benson with being the father of her illegitimate child. After the testimonies of James and different witnesses were heard, the case was continued to next court.3 
Bastard Mother of*1 October 1778She was named as the mother of a bastard child on 1 October 1778 at Accomack Parish, Accomack Co, VA. The churchwardens of Accomack Parish brought action of bastardy against Salone Benston. Benjamin Thomas Watson and Major Davis posted a bond “as above” to save the parish from all costs of supporting the child.1 

Citations

  1. [S2766] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1777-1780, Volume 28, p. 100 (1 Oct 1778 Court).
  2. [S2013] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1744-1753, Volume 18, p. 186 (31 May 1748 Court).
  3. [S2601] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1769-1773, Volumes 24 & 25, p. 171 (26 March 1771 Court).

Rachell (of Wm Sr) Benston1

F, b. circa 1667, d. circa 1690
FatherWilliam Benston Sr. (cooper)1 b. c 1634, d. b 1 Aug 1704
MotherRebecca (-----)1 b. 1643
Last Edited23 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1667Rachell (of Wm Sr) Benston was born circa 1667 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Deed of Gift - Rec'd*25 July 1684She received by deed of gift on 25 July 1684 at Accomack Co, VA. Francis Benston by deed of gift of this date gave Rachell Benston, daughter of Wm. Benston, a cow and calf with all her increase. If Rachell had no issue, then the animals were to be divided between Ambrose and Elizabeth Benston (her brother and sister).1 
Married Namecirca 1685 As of circa 1685,her married name was Stockley.1 
Marriage*circa 1685She married Joseph Stockley, son of John Stockley and Elizabeth (-----), circa 1685 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Death*circa 1690Rachell (of Wm Sr) Benston died circa 1690 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Court - named in ord*20 September 1693She was named in a court order on 20 September 1693 at Accomack Co, VA. William Benston (on behalf of the children of Ambrose Benston and Elizabeth Benston) sued Joseph Stockley and declared that Francis Benston (by deed of gift signed 25 July 1684) had given to Rachell Benston (daughter of Wm. Benston) a cow and calf with all her increase. If Rachell had no issue, then the animals were to be divided between Ambrose and Elizabeth Benston. Stockley, who had married Rachel, had taken four head of cattle that were part of the increase of the cow. Since Rachel had long since died without issue, William asked for an order against Stockley and produced the deed of gift. Ordered that Stockley deliver the cattle to Wm. Benston for the use of the children and pay court costs.1 

Family

Joseph Stockley b. c 1660, d. b 3 May 1737

Citations

  1. [S703] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1690-1697, Volume 8, p. 120 (20 Sep 1693 Court).

(-----) (-----)

F, b. circa 1660
Last Edited24 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1660(-----) (-----) was born circa 1660 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Married Namecirca 1680 As of circa 1680,her married name was Benston. 
Marriage*circa 1694She married Francis Benston II, son of Francis Benston I and Mary (-----), circa 1694 at Accomack Co, VA. 

Family

Francis Benston II b. 1675, d. b 5 Mar 1722/23
Child 1.(dau of Francis II) Benston+ b. c 1694

Thomas Benston1

M, b. circa 1700
Last Edited24 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1700Thomas Benston was born circa 1700 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Will - Witnessed*7 June 1732Thomas witnessed a will on 7 June 1732 at Accomack Co, VA. Annabella Benston and Thomas Benston each attended two days as evidence for Thomas Boreman against John Fish. Ordered the Boreman pay them according to law.1 

Citations

  1. [S973] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1731-1736, Volume 16, p. 48 (7 June 1732 Court).

James Coston Major Jr.1

M, b. 28 September 1871, d. 22 February 1935
FatherJames Coston Major Sr.1 b. 1847, d. 11 May 1913
MotherOlivia E. Nottingham1 b. c 1846
ChartsDescendants of Edward Douglas (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Thomas Hunt (Gentleman, Old Plantation Creek)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of John Major (Nandua Creek)
Descendants of Obedience Robins (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Ensign Thomas Savage (Ancient Planter)
Descendants of Capt. Edmund Scarburgh (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of John Stringer (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of John Wilkins (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited27 Nov 2019
Birth*28 September 1871James Coston Major Jr. was born on 28 September 1871 at Northampton Co, VA.1,2 
Marriage*circa 1893He married Maggie Torksey circa 1893.1 
Death*22 February 1935James Coston Major Jr. died on 22 February 1935 at 630 West Thirty-Fourth Street, Norfolk, VA, at age 63. His death certificate shows him as James Coston Major Jr, age 63, the son of James C. Major and Olivia Nottingham and the husband of Maggie Torksey Major. His obituary shows him as James Coston Major, Jr., aged 63, husband of Mrs. Maggie Torksey Major, died at the residence, 630 West Thirty-fourth street, yesterday afternoon at 5:45 o'clock. Besides his wife, he is survived three daughters, Mrs. Ralph R. Rugh and Miss Thelma Florine Major, both of St. Louis, and Miss Ruth Adelle Major, of Norfolk; five sons, William Coston, Horace Stanley and Ralph Savoye Major, all of Norfolk; Linwood C. Major, of Washington, and Kenneth Wesley Major, of Baltimore, and 11 grandchildren. Mr. Major was a native of Northampton County and had been a resident of Norfolk for 30 years. He was a member of Rathbone Lodge, K. of P. The body was taken to the Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home pending funeral arrangements. The Virginian Pilot and Norfolk Landmark February 22, 1935.1,2 
Burial*James was buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk, VA.3 

Family

Maggie Torksey b. c 1870, d. 28 Mar 1938
Child 1.Horace Stanley Major Sr.+4 b. 16 Oct 1895, d. 31 Aug 1966

Citations

  1. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, Major Family Tree by Marshall Stanley Major.
  2. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, James Coston Major Jr in the Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S2259] findagrave.com, MEMORIAL ID 86537169 (James Coston Major, Jr).
  4. [S2259] findagrave.com, MEMORIAL ID 127469177 (Horace Stanley Major, Sr).

Edith Anne (of Jona of Francis II) Benston1

F, b. circa 1740
FatherJonathan (of Francis II) Benston1 b. c 1702, d. b 24 Nov 1747
MotherHannah (-----)1 b. c 1710
Last Edited25 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1740Edith Anne (of Jona of Francis II) Benston was born circa 1740 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Guardian - named*31 May 1748Edith had a guardian named on 31 May 1748 at Accomack Co, VA. Daniel Hall was appointed nearest friend to Catherine, Rosewell, Jonathan, Edith Anne, Hannah and Sailome Benstine (minor orphans of Jonathan Benstine) to prosecute their suit against Joseph Benstine (exr. of Jonathan Benstine). After reading the bill and the answer, the court ordered the defendant to auction off to the highest bidder a slave woman named Tabb, who had belonged to the deceased. The proceedings were to be reported to the next court.1 

Citations

  1. [S2013] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1744-1753, Volume 18, p. 186 (31 May 1748 Court).

Hannah (of Jona of Francis II) Benston1

F, b. circa 1742
FatherJonathan (of Francis II) Benston1 b. c 1702, d. b 24 Nov 1747
MotherHannah (-----)1 b. c 1710
Last Edited25 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1742Hannah (of Jona of Francis II) Benston was born circa 1742 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Guardian - named*31 May 1748Hannah had a guardian named on 31 May 1748 at Accomack Co, VA. Daniel Hall was appointed nearest friend to Catherine, Rosewell, Jonathan, Edith Anne, Hannah and Sailome Benstine (minor orphans of Jonathan Benstine) to prosecute their suit against Joseph Benstine (exr. of Jonathan Benstine). After reading the bill and the answer, the court ordered the defendant to auction off to the highest bidder a slave woman named Tabb, who had belonged to the deceased. The proceedings were to be reported to the next court.1 

Citations

  1. [S2013] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1744-1753, Volume 18, p. 186 (31 May 1748 Court).

James Benston1

M, b. before 1765
Last Edited26 Nov 2019
Birth*before 1765James Benston was born before 1765 at St. George Parish, Accomack Co, VA.1 
Census head*1810James was listed as a head of household in the census of 1810 at St. George Parish, Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as James Benston, a head of household, age 45+, living alone, with 14 slaves.1 

Citations

  1. [S578] Jody Powell, 1800, 1810, 1820 Accomack Co, VA, Census.

(dau of Euph?) Benston1

F, b. circa 1818
MotherEuphamy 'Fanny' (of Wm of Ezekiel) Benston1 b. c 1782
Last Edited1 Dec 2019
Birth*circa 1818(dau of Euph?) Benston was born circa 1818 at Accomack Parish, Accomack Co, VA.1 
Census w/mother*1830(dau was listed with her mother in the census of 1830 at Accomack Parish, Accomack Co, VA. She may have been the 1F10-15 with Euphamia Benson, a head of household, age 40-50 (b.c. 1780-1790).1 

Citations

  1. [S580] Jody Powell, 1830 Accomack Co, VA, Census.

John Martin1

M, b. circa 1775
Last Edited26 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1775John Martin was born circa 1775 at Accomack Parish, Accomack Co, VA.1 
Land bought*30 September 1800He bought land on 30 September 1800 at Cattail, Accomack Parish, Accomack Co, VA. Azariah Bloxom & wife Nancy, James Conquest & wife Sally, John Benston & wife Mary, John Small & wife Nancy and Absolom Ross & wife Rachel sold 88 acres to John Martin for 60 pounds currency in Accomack Parish, bounded on SW: by Samuel Johnson late of the heirs of William Bloxom (Cattail), SE: Solomon Boston, NE: heirs of Jacob Taylor dec'd, NW: by said John Martin & Esther Bird. It was the land (88 acres) of William Bloxom (Cattail). John Benston & Mary deed recorded 28 Sep 1801 and Absolom Ross & Rachel deed recorded 27 Apr 1802.2 

Citations

  1. [S609] Virginia Accomack County, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 009, 1797-1800, p. 470.
  2. [S620] Virginia Accomack County, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 010, 1800-1804, p. 1 (Azariah Bloxom & others to John Martin).

Anna Gillett1

F, b. circa 1780
Last Edited26 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1780Anna Gillett was born circa 1780 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Married Name31 January 1804 As of 31 January 1804,her married name was Beavans.1 
Marriage*31 January 1804She married William M. Beavans on 31 January 1804 at Accomack Co, VA. Joshua Beavans was security on the M.L.B. of William M. Beavans and Anna Gillett.1 

Family

William M. Beavans b. c 1770

Citations

  1. [S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).

Margaret 'Peggy' (-----)1

F, b. circa 1790
Last Edited26 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1790Margaret 'Peggy' (-----) was born circa 1790.1 
Married Namecirca 1810 As of circa 1810,her married name was Benston.1 
Marriage*circa 1810She married Nathaniel (of Wm of Ezekiel) Benston, son of William (of Ezekiel) Benston and Sarah Selby (Selby?), circa 1810 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Land sold*24 April 1815Margaret 'Peggy' (-----) sold land on 24 April 1815 at Accomack Parish, Accomack Co, VA. Nathaniel Benson and Peggy his wife of Accomack sold to George Merrill of the same place for $800 land in Accomack County beginning at a marked white oak at the eastwards corner of the cleared land, thence westwardly & binding on the lands of Stephen Marshall's heirs, to the marked road, thence South Westwardly & binding on the said Merrill's line until it intersects William Fiddemans land, thence with the said Fiddemans lines South Eastwardly until it interests Thomas Hargases line & continues the same course Easterly until it intersects the lands belonging to the heirs of James Benson dec'd, thence by & with the said Bensons heirs lands to the aforesaid marked white oak as the beginning, containing 50 acres. Signed: Nathaniel Benson & Peggy (her X cross) Benson. Witt: David Watts, Samuel Downig & James Melvin. Peggy was examined separately justices David Watts & Samuel Downing and the deed was fully proved on 27 March 1816 and ordered to be recorded.1 

Citations

  1. [S611] Virginia Accomack County, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 015, 1815-1817, p. 341.

Catharine Cutler1

F, b. circa 1768, d. before 26 January 1816
FatherEbenezer Cutler1 b. c 1740, d. b 29 Apr 1789
MotherRachel Broadwater1 b. c 1740
Last Edited26 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1768Catharine Cutler was born circa 1768 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Death*before 26 January 1816She died before 26 January 1816 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Land deed named in*26 January 1816She was named in a deed on 26 January 1816 at near Pocomoke, Accomack Parish, Accomack Co, VA. John Thompson and Elizabeth his wife of the Town of Portsmouth, Asariah Benson and Sarah his wife of the County of Warwick, and the same John Thompson, Extr of the will of Catherine Cutler dec'd sells to William Selby of Accomack County. Whereas Rachel Cutler one of the children of James Broadwater dec'd, being entitled to a portion of a tract of land lying in the County of Accomack, which descended to her by the death of her said father dec'd, the same by her will to her 4 daughters, the said Sarah Benson, Eliza Thompson, Margaret Hill and Catharine Cutler to be equally divided between them and whereas the said Catharine Cutler by her will did direct her Extr, the said John Thompson, to sell and dispose of her interest in the said tract when, in his opinion it would be for the interest of her Legatees and he has accordingly sold the same to the said Wm. Selby. This indenture sells the interest of daughters Elizabeth Thompson, Sarah Benson & Catharine Cutler to Wm. Selby for $171.50 for Rachel Cutler dec'd portion of her father's estate, believed to contain between 48 and 50 acres for their 3/4, the other 1/4 being in the children of Margaret Hill who is now dec'd.1 

Citations

  1. [S611] Virginia Accomack County, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 015, 1815-1817, p. 500.

Samuel J. Merrill1

M, b. circa 1800
Last Edited26 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1800Samuel J. Merrill was born circa 1800 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Land bought*16 July 1822He bought land on 16 July 1822 at Accomack Parish, Accomack Co, VA. James Benston and Euphamy his wife of the County of Accomack sold to Samuel J. Merrill of the same place for $400 that tract of land in the Parish & County of Accomack containing 28 acres bounded on the Northwest by the lands of Geo. Merrill, on the Southwest by the land of the heirs of Jas. Ardis and the land of Joseph Feddeman and on the Southeast by land bought by Jno Marshall of the heirs of Geo. Marshall dec'd and on the Northwest by the land of Polly Taylor and the said Samel J. Merrill. On 29 July 1822 this deed and the acknowledgement of her agreement by Euphamy Benston was admitted to record.1 

Citations

  1. [S613] Virginia Accomack County, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 020, 1822-1824, p. 19.

Wilson Broughton1

M, b. circa 1795
Last Edited26 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1795Wilson Broughton was born circa 1795 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Land bought*8 January 1820He bought land on 8 January 1820 at Accomack Parish, Accomack Co, VA. Daniel Benson and his wife Eliza Benson of the County of Worcester, Maryland sold to Wilson Broughton of the Parish & County of Accomack, Virginia for $475 a parcel of land near Pocomoke Church in the parish & county of Accomack and which the said Daniel Benson bought of John Taylor containing 33 acres bounded on the North and East & South by the lands of Joseph Fiddeman and West by great road leading from Pocomoke Church to the Baptist Church which is called Jincoteague Church. Signed: Daniel Benson & Eliza Benson. Witt: T. Holmes, Wm. Seymour, Thos D. Welbourn & Walter D. Bayne. On 1 April 1823 this deed and the acknowledgement by Eliza Benson was recorded.1 

Citations

  1. [S613] Virginia Accomack County, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 020, 1822-1824, p. 241.

Mary E. Payne1

F, b. circa 1810
Last Edited27 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1810Mary E. Payne was born circa 1810 at Worcester Co, MD.2 
Married Name13 September 1831 As of 13 September 1831,her married name was Benston.2 
Marriage*13 September 1831She married John Henry (of Daniel) Benston, son of Daniel (of Wm of Ezekiel) Benston and Elizabeth 'Betsy' Taylor, on 13 September 1831 at Worcester Co, MD. They were shown as John H. Benston and Mary Payne.2 
Land sold6 April 1832Mary E. Payne sold land on 6 April 1832 at Accomack Parish, Accomack Co, VA. John H. Benson & Mary his wife of Accomack County sold to Thomas Walters of the same place for $225 two-thirds of an undivided tract in the Parish & County of Accomack bounded Northerly by lands formerly belonging to William M. Benson dec'd, Eastwardly by lands of George H. and Levin M. Dashiell, Southwardly by lands of Oliver Logan and Westwardly by lands of James W. Melvin and by the lands which formerly belonged to William M. Beavans dec'd. Signed John H. Benson & Mary E. Benson. On 30 May 1832 this deed from John H. Benson & Mary E. his wife to Thomas Walters with the certificates of acknowledgment thereof there to annexed was received in my office this day and admitted to record.1 
Land sold*6 April 1832She sold land on 6 April 1832 at Accomack Parish, Accomack Co, VA. John H. Benson & Mary his wife of the County of Accomack sold to Joseph Feddeman of the same county for $430 a tract of land containing 75 acres in the Parish & County of Accomack bounded Northerly by lands of Elisha G. Merrill & Oliver Logan, Eastwardly by lands of said Merrill and the said Joseph Feddeman and Westwardly by lands of George H. & Levin M. Dashiell and Oliver Logan. Signed John H. Benson & Mary E. Benson. No witnesses shown. On 1 May 1832 this deed from John H. Benson & Mary E. his wife to Joseph Feddeman with the certificate of acknowledgement thereof thereto annexed was received in my office this day and admitted to record.3 
Land sold2 April 1835She sold land on 2 April 1835 at Accomack Parish, Accomack Co, VA. Euphamy Benson, Esineth Matthews, John H. Benson and Mary his wife, John Massey guardian of Mary A. Benson of Accomack County, Virginia & James Sturgis and Elizabeth his wife of Worcester County, Maryland sold to Joseph Feddeman of the Parish & County of Accomck for $85.37 land bounded Northerly and Easterly by lands belonging to the heirs of Elisha G. Merrill dec'd, Southerly by lands of John W. Feddeman & the County road leading from the Chincoteauge Baptist Meeting house to Swans Gut Bridge & Westwardly by other lands of the said Joseph Feddeman, containing 5 acres. Signed: Euphamy (her X mark) Benson, Esineth (her X mark) Matthews, John H. Benson, Mary E. Benson & John Massey Gd to Mary A. Benson. On 31 Oct 1837 this deed with the certificates of acknowledgement thereof thereto annexed was received in the Clerk's Office this day and admitted to record.4 
Land deed named in*11 April 1835She was named in a deed on 11 April 1835 at Accomack Co, VA. James Coulburn & Elizabeth his wife, John W. Taylor & Margaret his wife, William R. Mathews, John Feddeman and Rachel his wife, Michael R. Whealton & Nancy his wife, Sarah Mathews, Frederick Mathews, John H. Benson & Mary his wife, Southey Taylor & Wise his wife, Colmore Taylor & Elizabeth his wife, William Broughton & Margaret his wife of the Parish & County of Accomack sold to Peter Delestatious of the same place for $250 their interest, right & title to the land of which Narcissa Delestatious died seized of 2 tracts, the one which she inherited from her father Wilson Taylor dec'd, which land the said Wilson bought of Jesse Gladding & wife, containing 60 acres bounded Northerly by the land of said Peter Delestatious, Southerly by land deeded by the said Peter Delestatious to the said Narcissa, Eastwardly by land of John Custis Senr and Sally his wife & Westwardly by land of Henry Sivlerthorn dec'd heirs. The other tract of land which the said Peter Delestatious deeded to Solomon Marshall & Marshall deeded to the said Narcissa, containing 18 acres, bounded Northerly by the above described 60 acre ____ and Westwardly by land of Henry Silverthron dec'd heirs, and Eastwardly by land of John Custis & Sally his wife's land. On 29 March 1844 this deed from James Coleburn & others to Peter Delastatious with certificates and acknowledgement was received in the Clerk's Office and admitted to record.5 

Family

John Henry (of Daniel) Benston b. c 1802
Marriage*13 September 1831She married John Henry (of Daniel) Benston, son of Daniel (of Wm of Ezekiel) Benston and Elizabeth 'Betsy' Taylor, on 13 September 1831 at Worcester Co, MD. They were shown as John H. Benston and Mary Payne.2 

Citations

  1. [S515] , p. 484.
  2. [S594] Jody Powell, Worcester Co, MD, Marriage Records, 1795-1865.
  3. [S515] , p. 440.
  4. [S2116] Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 029, 1837-1839, p. 139.
  5. [S943] VA Accomack Co, Accomack Co, VA, Deeds, No. 033, 1843-1844, p. 640.

Margaret Lankford1

F, b. circa 1800
Last Edited26 Nov 2019
Birth*circa 1800Margaret Lankford was born circa 1800.1 
Married Name12 December 1822 As of 12 December 1822,her married name was Benston.1 
Marriage*12 December 1822She married Nathaniel (of Wm of Ezekiel) Benston, son of William (of Ezekiel) Benston and Sarah Selby (Selby?), on 12 December 1822 at Worcester Co, MD. They were shown as Nathaniel Benston and Margaret Lankford.1 

Citations

  1. [S594] Jody Powell, Worcester Co, MD, Marriage Records, 1795-1865.