There are many who have researched the Benson line of Chilton County only to come to a dead end with Jesse T Benson. Through the Chilton County Deeds records I have put together the following facts and reach out for those more suited to follow up, perhaps getting through the mystery of Jesse T Benson's parentage.
Jesse was born about 1810, in Georgia. He was married to Isabella Cummings on August 8, 1845 at the age of 35. In the Chilton County deed recordings (Shelby County until 1868, renamed Baker County until 1874 when changed to Chilton County), the following have been listed:
George Benson: (also listed residence in Nixburg, Coosa County and Clarke, Coosa County) bought:
Chilton County Sec 5-22N-15E-39.69 Acres, 15 Oct 1835, (Cahaba Land Office)
Chilton County Sec 5-22N-15E-39.69 Acres, 15 Aug 1837 (refreshing the deed on same proerty?) (Cahaba Land Office)
Jesse T Benson:
Chilton County Sec 17-22N-14E-40.07 Acres, 20 May 1841 (Cahaba Land Office)
Chilton County Sec 27-23N-14E-80.4025 Acres, 10 Dec 1859 (Tuscaloosa Land Office)
Chilton County Sec 6-23N-15E-126.61 Acres, 30 June 1891
Chilton County Sec 6-23N-15E-0 Acres, 30 June 1891
George, Jesse and Henry all lived in Coosa County and are recorded in Census of 1840. Jesse and Henry together along with Gideon Cummings. Jesse married Isabella Cummings in 1845, at the age of 19. What WAS unnoticed were the property purchases in Chilton County listed below:
Chilton County Sec 3-23N-14E- 79.5 Acres, 4 Jan 1831
Chilton County Sec 3-22N-14E- 38.0 Acres, 15 Aug 1837 (Probably Cahaba Land Office)
Chilton County Sec 13-23N-14E- 36.875 Acres, 1 June 1858 (? Land Office)
If any are into solving genealogical puzzles, your help would be greatly appreciated.