Subj: Bedingfield, Benefield, Bedenfiel Research
Hi all. Well, we've had a hit! Seems that two of our researchers share a line. Jeannie and Valerie will be connecting soon. Meanwhile, today's research comes from Ellen. Here is what she has:
JOHN HENRY BENEFIELD b.OCTOBER 8,1878 M.ABT 1900 d. NOVEMBER 2,1965 MARTHA ADA HOLLAND b. MAY1,1883 d. JULY 4,1957
ETHEL B. ABT 1905 m. BRYANT EARLY
NOBEL RUSSIA b. OCTOBER 1,1905 m. BEATRICE ABT.1925 d. 1991
EDGAR b. AUGUST 9,1907 m.GERTHA d.1967
PRESTON b. SEPTEMBER 29,1907 m. GRACE d.1981
THAD WESLEY b.MAY29,1913 m.11/30/1935 TO THELMA d.1985
DEATH DATES ARE FOR FIRST PERSON NAMED.
These people were born in Baltimore except for their parents who were born in and died in Polk county, Georgia. I am looking for more info on Parents.
At the library in St.Louis Co., I found a book by Byron and Barbara Sistler, which they self-published, which is called Early West Tennessee Marriages, vol. 1 Grooms. This is an abstract of marriage records found in the counties, as listed. If you know who this family is or want more info, let me know.
Page 19 lists: Bedingfield, S.W. to Sallie McClenahan 11-9-1874 (11-11-1874) T. I am assuming the "T" is for the name of the county. Remember, you should always go to the original document to verify any information obtained.
Another book from Tennessee is 35,000 Tennessee Marriage Records and Bonds 1783-1870, Vol. 1 A-F edited by The Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr and Mrs. Ella Lee Sheffield, published by Southern Historical Press, lists the following marriage(s):
Benfield, Agnes to Alexander Suit-GREENE Co.
Benningfield, James W. to Elizabeth Jones-issued December 24,1840, m. by: John Wright, J.P., December 24, 1840, DAVIDSON Co.
A companion book by the Sistlers is Early East Tennessee Marriages Vol. 2 Brides. It was published in 1987; the first book I mentioned was published in 1989. The East TN. book lists these marriage(s):
Benfield, Agnes to Alexander Suit 1-27-1784(Ge)
Benfield, E.M. to A.R. Stansberry 3-13-1879 (3-16-1879) [A]
Benfield, Louisa to William Denham 9-29-1873 [Ro]
Benfield, Matilda to A. H. Owen 33-9-1871 [Ct]
That's all for today. Remember to let us ALL know when you make a contact. Thressa.