Richard Benbow

Male 1795 - 1852


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  • Born  21 Apr 1795  South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  17 Sep 1852  Pike County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • He is also known as James Richard Benbow.

      [Brøderbund Family Archive #255, Ed. 1, Land Records: AL, AR, FL, LA, MI, MN, OH, WI 1790-1907, Date of Import: Jan 27, 1999, Internal Re.
      #1.255.1.4502.17]
      Patentee Name: Benbow, Richard
      Accession Number: AL0380__.042
      State: Alabama
      Volume: 380; Page: 42; Document Number: 12629
      Land Office: Casaba
      Aliquot Part Reference: WNW; Section Number: 8
      Township: 8 North; Range: 18 East
      Meridian/Survey Area: St. Stephens Meridian
      Act/Treaty Authorizing Sale: Sale-Cash Entries
      Date Signed: Aug 5, 1834
      Acreage: 80.30
      The document on file at the BLM contains a signature.

      [#1.255.1.4502.18]
      Patentee Name: Benbow, Richard
      Accession Number: AL0450__.093
      State: Alabama
      Volume: 450; Page: 93; Document Number: 16179
      Land Office: Cahaba
      Aliquot Part Reference: ESW; Section Number: 4; Township: 16 North: Range: 19 East
      Meridian/Survey Area: St. Stephens Meridian
      Act/Treaty Authorizing Sale: Sale-Cash Entries
      Date Signed: Oct 14, 1835
      Acreage: 79.60
      The document on file at the BLM contains a signature.

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      Richard came to AL in 1836 when that part of the county was just a few miles from Indian territory... I think the last Indian battle in Al was in 1836 in adjacent Pike Co. My grandma said the Benbow's, Canty's, and Turnipseed's came in the same wagons (I found this in the AL archives too). - Pugh

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      Departed this life, on the 17th September, at his residence in Pike county, Richard Benbow.
      Mr. Benbow was a native of South Carolina. He removed to Alabama in the Spring of 1831, and for some years resided in Montgomery. He afterwards fixed his residence in that fertile and beautiful part of Pike county known as "the Valley." He was highly esteemed not only by his neighbors, but his character became well known and appreciated throughout the county. He was a member of the House of Representatives for that county at the two last sessions of the Legislature.
      Mr. Benbow exhibited the noble traits of the Christian character in his every day life, at home and abroad; and when he came to that test of Faith and Hope, a death-bed, he gave the most satisfactory evidence of his preparation for a change of worlds. He had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for twenty-seven years, and for twenty years a Class-leader. He bore his illness with resignation, and earnestly exhorted his family and friends to meet him in Heaven. He said that he knew he was "fast approaching eternity" -- that he had "no dread of death," and that he should "soon be with JESUS." He gave a dying message to his Church to live in brotherly love. His life was full of gentleness and goodness. "Blessed are the dead who die in the LORD." H.W. II.
      [12 November 1852, Daily Alabama Journal]
    Person ID  I2941  Benbow Family and Allied Lines
    Last Modified  8 Nov 2010 

    Father  Adam Benbow,   b. Sep 1765, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1836, Pike County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Susannah B. Greene,   b. 1775, Camden District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Before 1795 
    Family ID  F398  Group Sheet

    Family  Anne Elizabeth White,   b. 1800,   d. 1858, Pike County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25 Feb 1818 
    Children 
     1. James Henry Benbow,   b. 14 Mar 1819, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1844, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mary L. Benbow,   b. 1821, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Emily C. Benbow,   b. 14 Oct 1823, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1878, Brazos County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Susan E. Benbow,   b. 1825, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Martha Greene Benbow,   b. 16 Sep 1829, Sumter County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1918, Luverne, Crenshaw County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Adam Algernon Benbow,   b. 11 Nov 1833, Pike County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1897, Tabor, Brazos County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Margaret Anne Benbow,   b. 1836, Pike County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Naomi Catherine Benbow,   b. 1838,   d. 1919
    Last Modified  30 Mar 2009 
    Family ID  F1034  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Benbow Y-DNA Project - participating line
    Benbow Y-DNA Project - participating line


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