Benjamin Stephen Lunsford
Although not proven, it is strongly believed that Benjamin Stephen Lunsford (Sr.) was the brother of William Lunsford.
In 1840, B. S. Lunsford and wife were living in
The maiden name of the wife of B. S. Lunsford, Helen Crow, was determined through the book "Families of the South, Meachum, Meacham, Mitchum" by Clarence E. Mitchum. No marriage record has been located, or other proof determined.
In 1869, Benjamin Stephen Lunsford died in Lauderdale County. William Lunsford and Joseph C. Marley were named as joint administrators of his estate. By 1871, Helen, the wife of B. S. Lunsford, also died in Lauderdale County, with William Lunsford, once again, named as administrator.
By this time, Cullen H. Lunsford, the oldest son of Stephen and Helen, had married Huldy Woods. William Lunsford became guardian of the remaining eight minor children.
It appears that the children of B. S. and Helen Lunsford remained in Lauderdale County until the death of William Lunsford in 1884. By 1900, the son of B. S. Lunsford, Benjamin Stephen Lunsford (Jr.) had moved to Craighead County, Arkansas.
Frances Lunsford, oldest daughter of B. S. and Helen, died in 1877. William Lunsford was once again named as guardian, with her estate being divided equally among the remaining children. In 1881, daughter Sarah Lunsford Meacham died in Lauderdale County. With the exception of Benjamin Stephen Lunsford (Jr.), no further information has been found on the remaining descendents.
As more proven documentation is obtained on this family, this additional information will be added.
I would like to thank two very dear ladies, Frances Finear and Gloria Stone, who have been diligent in their research, and who have become my wonderful friends. They have provided a wealth of information on the descendents of B. S. Lunsford (Sr.), through his son, B. S. Lunsford (Jr.).
If you can add to this information, or connect in any way, Frances, Gloria and I would enjoy hearing from you.
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