Subj:Bedingfield, Benefield Newsletter
Date:	97-12-24 19:27:14 EST

Hi, folks. Here's the newest edition. I hope you all have a wonderful
holiday season.  

This list of genealogical periodicals is of those publications which
have articles about Bedingfield families in them. Anybody have access
to them?

Deep South Genealogical Quarterly (AL, MS) Vol 21, Num 2 May 84 Bismarck-Mandan Historical and Genealogical Society Vol 2 Num 4 Dec 1973 Madison County Musings (AR) Vol 3 Num 1 Spring 1984 Central Kentucky Researcher (KY) Vol 13 Num 1 Spring 1983 Central Kentucky Researcher (KY) Vol 12 Num 3 Fall 1982 Central Kentucky Researcher (KY) Vol 13 Num 1 Spring 1983 Dusty Trails (OK) Vol 1 Num 3 Sep 1977


In Georgia Intestate Records by Jeannette Holland Austin, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.,1956, these BEDDINGFIELD records are found: BEDDINGFIELD, Charles, of Richmond Co.,GA, decd, William Wallace, admr, 8/4/1789, Columbia, A.B. BEDDINGFIELD, John H., decd, Martha A. Beddingfield issued L/A 1/27/1834, Washington BEDINGFIELD, Charles, decd, William Wallace issued L/A 7/22/1789; slaves assigned to Charles, Martha, Mary and John Bedingfield, Richmond, AB Bowen, Jobe, decd, inv 10/1/1783, apprs: Edward McGary, Thomas Gray, Nat BEDDINGFIELD, Wilkes, MxR Harp, Henry, decd, LWT proved by Jesse Ward and Charles BEDDINGFIELD; Solomon BEDDINGFIELD qualified as exr, 10/15/1805, Warren,MIC Kershaw, Joseph, decd, William Stafford, admr, 3/1838; apprs: Calvin B. Seymour, Bryan BEDINGFIELD, Stewart, Adms McKeithan, Eli, decd, of Pleasant Valley, Lemual B. Morton, admr 2/1843; apprs: Isham Watkins, Joseph J. Dowd, Daniel Richardson; purchasers at sale: Dougle McKeithan, Bryan BEDINGFIELD, John Blackshear, Stewart, Adms


In Georgia Wills, 1733-1860, An Index, by Ted O. Brooke, Pilgrim Press, Atlanta, 1976 these records are listed: BEDDINGFIELD, Solomon 1818, Laurens Co., Will 1 35 BEDINGFIELD, Bryan 1846, Stewart, Will A 49 BEDINGFIELD, John 1780, Richmond, Will 1 10 BEDINGFIELD, John 1811 Baldwin, Will A 31


Here's the next installment of the Bedingfield murder story from the Florence, AL GAZETTE: Florence, Alabama Friday, July 19, 1912

LEGG'S TRIAL The Accused Sentenced to Prison for Life Startling Incidents Occurring Twelve Years Ago Recalled by the Trial

On Friday morning last the circuit court heard the case of the state against John Legg,who was charged with the murder of John Bedingfield in the Rogersville beat, twelve years ago. The facts connected with the murder are familiar to the readers of The Times. It will be remembered that Legg killed John Bedingfield and his son Jerome on the 23rd day of January, 1900, made his escape, and was captured recently in the Ozark mountains of Arkansas. The trial last week was for the murder of John Bedingfield. The case for the murder of the son may never come up, as the sentence in the first case involves a life sentence. In this case the state was represented by Solicitor Simpson and Messrs. Mitchell & Hughston, and the prisoner by Messrs. Paul Hodges and A. A. Williams. The plea of the prisoner was, "Not guilty, by reason of insanity." Quite a large number of witnesses were examined,and the State's case proven, as in accordance with the facts already recently set forth in The Times. Some of the witnesses testified substantially that the accused, when under great emotion, appeared to lose all control of himself and acted in a maniacal manner. The trial closed about 3 o'clock in the afternoon, and after an absence of about two hours the jury returned with the verdict of murder in the first degree and life imprisonment. The prisoner seemed to be but little affected by the verdict, but if any sign was manifested it was of relief,as beyond doubt he had apprehensions of a verdict involving death. Among the crowd attending the trial were three sons of the murdered man,and a brother of the prisoner, Mr. William E. Legg,of Limestone County,a man who is held in the highest esteem by his neighbors as a most worthy citizen.His loyalty to his brother in distress was the subject of much comment by those who kept in close touch with the case. The jury in this famous case were Messrs. Wheeler Belew, Chas. D. Devaney, W. W. Pettus, Houston Young, John E. Toliver, Geo. E. McMullins, John W. Hipp, Leon Darby, W. E. Briggs, R. S. Cobb, Jas. D. Stewart, and Wm. Jas Bardley. Next article: Among the visitors to Florence Saturday and Sunday were Messrs. Charles W.(Wheeler)and Poindexter Beddingfield, brothers, and their cousin, Henry Beddingfield. Charles Beddingfield is the son of the late John Beddingfield, who sat on his wagon over twelve years ago, aged at that time fourteen years, and saw his father shot down. Montgomery, July 27, 1912.

Legg Begins Life Term for Murder

John Legg,40 years old,a white man, began serving a life sentence in the state penitentiary for murder,last night,after escaping the law for 12 years, during which period he resided in the Ozark mountains of Arkansas and was regarded as an upright and law abiding citizen. He slew old man Bedingfield and his son in Lauderdale county, Alabama,escaping immediately after the act. He was located in Arkansas in June and tried at FLorence last week. He has a wife and four children residing at Elkmont, Limestone county. [end of series]


The Benefiel Families of Indiana and Their Descendants by Evelyn Benefiel Stout, continued.


WALTER SCOTT BENEFIELD 1872-1961 son of James Carter and Mattie (Foster)


m 3 Oct 1900 w Emma Lee Sprayberry 1883- SCOTT *26 Feb 1872 @Chattooga co., GA; d 22 Feb 1961 @Henderson, Rusk Co., TX EMMA LEE *Mar 1883 @Tyler,TX-dau of Robert B. & Dolly Woolley) Sprayberry ch 1) Jewell "Judy" Bedingfield 1902-1967

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JOHN CLIETT "CLYDE" BENEFIELD 1886-1905 son of Bob & Ann (Almand) Benefield m 10 Aug 1905 w Nannie Maude Linton 1886-1967 m @Temple, Bell Co., TX JOHN *10 June 1886 @Randolph co., AL; d 6 Oct 1918 @Rogers, Bell Co., TX, of influenza--WWI epidemic; bu Rogers, Bell co., TX Civilian Carpenter @Army installation, Waco, TX NANNIE *5 Oct 1886 @Pope co., AR; d 18 Nov 1967 @OKC, OK, of pneumonia; bu Green Hill cem, Lindsey, Garvin co, OK; m 2)S.S. Bradshaw; m 3)Frank Warren. --dau of William Edney & Mary Arkansas (Langford) Linton. ch 1) Burnice Estell Benefield *2 May 1906 @Leton, Webster Parish, LA m 26 Mar 1924 to Claud Major Romans 2) Dorothy Fern Benefield *8 Feb 1908 @Bell co., TX; m 6 June 1928 to Joseph Franklin McKinzey 3) Robert Roy Benefield *29 Apr 1910 @Milam co, TX 4) Walter Loyd Benefield 1912- 5) Valeria Evadine Benefield *12 Nov 1917 @Milam co, TX m 19 July 1948 to Jack Louis Turnell

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JEWELL"JUDY"BENEFIELD 1902-1967 dau of Scott& Emma Lee(Sprayberry) Benefield m 16 May 1919 h August James Siros 1900- m @Houston, TX; div 1923 m h Coleman "Bob" Elgin div 1926 m 6 Sep 1932 h George Daniel Hooker, Jr. m @Houston, TX JUDY *2 Sep 1902 @Troup, Smith co., TX; d 26 Sep 1967 @Grand Junction, Mesa co, CO of auto accident; bu Grand Junction in Orchard Mesa cem. AUGUST *28 July 1900 @Sealy, Austin co, TX; still living Nov 1978 @Bullard, TX First mge ch a. Betty June Siros 1921-- Third mge b. Judy Ann Hooker *8 May 1943 @Amarillo, TX; has BS degree in Psychology; m 1968 to Philip B. Hawes; m @Grand Junction, CO WALTER LOYD BENEFIELD 1912- son of John & Nannie (Linton) Benefield m 2 Dec 1934 w Margaret Jean Weldon 1913- m @Enid, Garfield co., OK LOYD *23Mar1912 @Milam co,TX;Lawyer;Major in Air transport command WWII. MARGARET *13 Apr 1913 @Wakita, Grant co, OK;dau of James Riley "Jimmie" & Nellie Victoria (Martin) Weldon ch a. Ann Benefield *1909 @Enid; stillborn b. Barry Weldon Benefield *28 Dec 1942 @Oklahoma City, OK c. James Loyd Benefield *11 July 1944 @Cincinnati, OH; 1978 lawyer in Houston d. Kim Linton Benefield *16 May 1948 @Oklahoma City, OK; 1980 lawyer in OKC

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BETTY JUNE SIROS dau of August & Jewell (Benefield) Siros m h William Arthur Burns II son of William Arthur Burns, MD & Edith Blanche (Jennings) Burns. ch 1. William Arthur "Bill" Burns III 2. Michael Burns 3. Laurel Edith Burns 4. Craig Bedingfield Burns

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WILLIAM ARTHUR BURNS III son of Bill & Betty (Siros) Burns m w Judith Warnock ch a. William Scott Burns b. Brian Patrick Burns

LAUREL EDITH BURNS dau of Bill & Betty (Siros) Burns m h George Steven Will (div) m h Ranier Jerome Joachim Newberry

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Charles Stephenson writes: "There is a "PARRISH" cemetery at Hortense, Texas where there are about 30 Parrishes buried plus a number of other surnames that were related to the Parrish name through marriage. Some of the people are known to be from Alabama and there may be others that I am not aware of. Burlon C. Benfield Feb. 11, 1893-Apr. 16, 1945 Dora B. Benfield Aug. 2, 1907-Mar. 17, 1908 Herman F. Benfield Sept. 5, 1905-Oct. 28, 1909 John B. Benfield Dec. 27, 1875-Sept. 20, 1917 Joseph E. Benfield Sept. 27, 1863-Jun. 27, 1937 Lewey Franklin Benfield Nov. 9, 1904-May 25, 1948 Maxia C. Benfield Sept. 16, 1900-Mar. 27, 1904 Minnie B. Benfield May 11, 1882-Feb 4, 1919


Here's another web site with Bedingfield information on it for you to check out: Remember, if you have a web site with our surname contained on it, give me the URL and I'll increase your visitors by printing it in the newsletter.


Lee sends this excerpt from American Wills Proved in London, page 143 (I don't have the author's information or the publication information. Sorry. ed.).Thomas Bedingfield of Dorking, Surrey, gent., dated 17 Nov. 1739. I am far advanced in years and writing is become troublesome. I confirm that by my marriage articles L600(600 pounds--ed.) is to be placed at interest for my wife's benefit. My freehold on Cornhill, Newmarket, Suffolk, to my sister Ann Johnson, relict of Ezekiel Johnson, with remainder to my niece Ann, wife of James Le Counte of the Strand, Mddx., gent. L5 to my nephew Bedingfield Johnson and my niece Elizabeth Cornelius, widow, daughter of my sister Ann Johnson. My nephew Thomas Bedingfield Hands is at so great a distance from me as perhaps the West Indies and, since his presence here may be needed to negotiate affairs concerning my will, my niece Ann Le Counte may determine these matters as if he were here. Execs: my said niece and my nephew Bedingfield Johnson. Wits: Thomas Collins Sr. and William Collins. Pr. 25 Feb 1743 by Ann Le Counte. (Prob 11/723/33 [sic]). Also from Lee: In Virginia Genealogies,page 466 (again, I don't have the publishing information. Ed), in the biographies of the Peyton families, is this listing: 90. SIR JOHN PEYTON, of Iselham, Kt. and Baronet; High Sh'ff of Camb., 1592; Knight of the Shire, 1593; knighted by Elizabeth, Nov. 1, 1596; Mem. Parliament, 1604. I. James I.; created Baronet May 22, 1611; d. Dec., 1616; bur. at Iselham, Dec. 19, 1616; will dat. Nov. 21, 1615; pro. May 14, 1617. He m. Alice, eldest dau. of Sir Edward Osborne, Kt., Lord Mayor of London, 1583, and ancestor of the Duke of Leeds. She was B. Mar. 4, 1562-3; d. 1626, ae 53; will dat. Jan. 29, 1625-6; pro. Dec. 6, 1626. "John Peyton of Islam, Co. Cambridge, Gent., and Miss Alice Osbourne of this Parish, are m. at St. Dionis Backchurch, London, June 29, 1580." He had--94. EDWARD. 95. JOHN, d. s. v. p.; bur. Iselham, Jan. 25, 1611-12. 95a. Roger, B. Iselham, Feb. 10, 1593-4; d. ?? June, 1617, ae 23; will dat. June 30, 1617; pro. Aug. 13, 1617. 96. William of Worlington, Suff'k, d. before 1669; m. Tabitha,wid. of Samuel Briggs, Esq., dau. and heiress of Henry Payne, Esq., of Alphamstone; bur. Dec. 9, 1639. She had ch. by both mar. Letters on est. of William P. were granted to Henry Gernold at Little Wenham, Suff'k, Oct. 13, 1669. 97. Thomas, B. Iselham, June 21, 1599; was at the Inner Temple 1617; d. s.; killed on the Borse, Holland. 98. Nicholas, B. Iselham, Oct. 19, 1600; d. inf., bur. Nov. 26, 1600. 99. Susan, B. July 16, 1596; m. before 1626, Sir John Brewes, Kt., of Little Wenham, Suff'k; had--i. William, alive 1659. 100. Anne, m. Nov. 25, 1602, John Peyton, Esq., son and heir of Sir John of Doddington, Kt. 101. Mary, B. Aug. 3, d, Aug. 5, 1592; 102. Frances, B. Apr. 16, 1595; d. 1631 (Burke's Com. calls her dau. of Sir Henry); m. (I.) Nov. 27, 1615, Sir Philip BEDDINGFIELD, Kt., d. s. p. Feb. 19, 1621-2, ae 28, son of Philip of Ditchingham; (II.) 1622 Miles Hobart, Esq., 2d son of Sir Henry Hobart, Bart. of Blickling; had--i. Sir Henry, 1647. ii. John, ancestor of the Earls of Buckinghamshire. 103. Elizabeth, m. Feb., 1603, Sir Anthony Irby, Kt., son and heir of Anthony Irby, Esq., Master in Chancery; knighted July 23, 1603: ancestor of the Lords Boston. 104.Mary, B. May 4, 1590; m. June 19, 1609, Roger Meeres, Esq., of Lincoln; had--i.John, B. Apr. 16, 1610. ii. William. iii. Thomas. iv. Edward. v. Barbara. vi. Mary. vii. Alice. And on pg. 467: 111. THOMAS PEYTON, of Rougham, Norf'k, Lord of the Manor of Wicken, b. Iselham, 1616; B. Iselham, Mar. 29, 1617; possessed of Rougham jure ux; d. Oct. 12, 1683. He is bur. at Bracon Ash Ch., Humble Yard Hundred, Co. Norfolk. There is a slab in the Chancel of the Ch. with two shields impaling arms of Peyton and Yelverton "for Thomas, youngest son of Sir Edward Peyton, Baronet of Iselham, Cambridgeshire and his second wife,Jane, daughter of Sir James Calthorpe of Basham, and wid. of Edward Thimblethorpe. He married two wives; first a daughter of William Yelverton of Rougham, and second 'the widow Hacon.' He was born 1616, and died Oct.12, 1683."(Farrer's Ch. Heraldry of Norfolk. I. 158). He m. (I.) Elizabeth dau. and heiress of Sir Wm. Yelverton, Bart. of Rougham, Co. Norf., and his wife Ursula, dau of Thomas, Lord Richardson; she d. June 3, 1668. Her memorial slab, with Yelverton arms, with Ulster badge, is in the Chancel of the Church at Rougham. (id. II.122) II. The widow Hacon. Sir Wm. Yelverton, Bart., d. July 19, 1648. His wife Ursula, d. Mar. 20, 1657. Their only son Sir William d. s. p., Nov. 15, 1649. (See Farrer.) (Yelverton, "Arg. three lions ramp. guard gu. a chief of the second.) He had by first mar. --120.William, son and heir of Dublin, d. s. p., 1686. --121. ROBERT, of Gloucester Co., Virginia, b. cir. 1640; alive 1693, left male issue. q. v., p. 468. 122. CHARLES. 123.Yelverton, m. a dau. of Mr. Roberts, mch't Bristol. He matr. Gray's Inn, Nov. 22, 1672. 124. Ann, husb. Thomas Wood, Norf'k, his second wf. He d., 1699, ae.73. Had--I. Elizabeth, d. Apr. 11, 1694; m. Wm. BEDINGFIELD. (Farrer, I. 158.) 124a. Thomas, 4th son.


To finish this issue, Ann sends the following: All this info comes from different census years. 1784-State census Va. ANN BEDINGFIELD---8 whites in household. She was head. Surry Co. BEDINGFIELDS IN Ms. 1850 Benefield, HENRY---Lowndes Co. Bengingfield, C.C.-- Wayne Co. 1870--Leake Co. M. Buddingfield 24yrs from Al. Lewis BALDINGFIELD--9yrs in Manda Edwards household in Conway,Ms. Wm. BELDINGFIELD--13 yrs Al in household of Peter Whelan from Ireland. Also there was a Narcilla Bed. MARY BEDDINGFIELD--living with Solom Howell. She was 9yrs old and also a SUSAN BED. SAMUEL BEDDINGFIELD---2yrs old in the household of ULACK WATKINS 1880---Leake Co., Ms CALLIE --8yr old female; Walnut Grove, Ms; living with CHARLIE COLLIER , his step daughter 1860 U.S. Census--Ms. ATINNISA BEDDINGFIELD 68yrs, Clark Co. ELLIZABETH BENEFIELD--68yrs; Amite Co. H. BENEFIELD-- 67yrs.; He was in Lowndes Co. JOHN BENEFIELD---Monroe Co, SAMUEL BENNIFIELD---Jasper co. HANSFORD BODDIFORD---Jasper Co. J.B. BODDIFORD---Noxubee Co. JAMES----Jasper CO. 1870 U.S. Census CHARLES C. BEDINGFIELD---Lauderdale Co. CHARLES R. BEDINGFIELD---Laud. Co. JOHN BEDINGFIELD--------------Laud. Co. GEORGE BELFIELD Jr----------Claiborne Co. GEORGE BELFIELD Sr.--------- " " PHILLIP BELFIELD--------Claiborne Co. MOSES BENFIELD-------Washington Co. HARDY M. BERRYFIELD---Lee Co. 1900 MS. US Census LEWIS BEDDINGFIELD -----Newton Co. b. 1863 in Ms. CHARLES BEDDINGFIELD-----Newton Co. b.1868 in Ms. LUCY BETTINGFIELD ---Alcorn Co. born in Al. She is African American IKE BEDDINGFIELD--Leake Co. b. 1865 in Al. SELAH BEDDINGFIELD--Leake Co. b.1850 Al TOSH BEDDINGFIELD--Leake Co. 1863 in Al. JOHN BEDDINGFIELD ---Lauderdale Co. b. 1866 in Ms. C.R. BEDDINGFIELD---Laud. Co. b.1832 in Al CHRISTIANA BEDDINGFIELD--Laud. Co. b. 1837 in Ms. WYATT BEDDINGFIELD--Leake Co. b. 1857 in Ms. (ICY and SAMUEL were his children). 1910 Ms. U.S.Census IKE BODINFIELD---Neshoba Co. JAMES BED.--Pontotoc Co. LOUIS BED.---Newton Co. (wf. POLLIE) MAUD---25YRS.--Laud. Co. Meridian, Ms. sister of WILL.

(to be continued next issue!)

That's it for now, folks. Merry Christmas to All! And to all, a Happy New Year! Happy Ancestor Hunting to all of us! Thressa.