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BENFORD FAMILY

Posted: 7 Jul 2001 9:21PM GMT
MORE INFO!! GREATGRAND FATHER> ROBERT BENFORD , WIFE LAURA WILLS FAMILY>> WILLIE BENFORD 03-01-1900,> ROBERT JR..> LULA BENFORD HAWKINS>> OLIVER > HENDERSON> MARIAH BENFORD FROST> SOME BORN IN MONROE,LA. N LATER MOVE TO JEFFERSON COUNTY ARKANSAS.. DAUGHTER BESSIE BENFORD N JESSIE JOHNSON HAVE N DAUGHTER MARY JOHNSON 3-17-1917 , SONS ROOSEVELT RILEY 09-15-1915, ROSCOE MITCHELL 01-08-1911 MOVE TO PULASKI COUNTY ARKANSAS DIFFERENT FATHERS FOR THE SONS!!! JESSIE JOHNSON MOVE TO BROKEN BOW OKLA> IF ANY INFO ??? CALL?? OR MAIL?? 217-525-2454??? OR 217-638-9337 IF NO ANSWER LEAVE MESSAGE!!! 822 WEST JEFFERSON C2 SPFLD,IL 62702 THANKS ROBERT TOWNSEND

Re: BENFORD FAMILY

Posted: 23 Jul 2001 6:54AM GMT
Edited: 19 Aug 2001 6:46AM GMT
Surnames: Benford
Dear Robert
I do believe the Benford line that you are referring to is what I call the Southern Benford Line. Their are 2 different Southern Benford lines that I know of. 1. Being descendant from George Benford that was married too Elizabeth Anders that had a son named John A. Benford who started the Georgia Benford line around 1830's or 40's. I am not to sure about this line? It could be that George and Elizabeth (Anders) Benford are believed to be from Virginia. But I have come up with a theory that George was from Pennsylvania which would the explain what happen to the George Benford missing from my line. But again this is only theory. The other and most likely case is that George Benford did indeed come from Virginia. Reason is that there were other Benford's living in Virginia, but I have never been able to get to the Virginian State library in Richmond, so I only can speculate at this time. The 2nd Southern Line of Benford's were from slave descendant. I do not know how this line was started, but from total hear say from other people have informed me that these lines were started because a lot of the Afro-American's did not have a last name so they would use there slave owners last name. I do know that that John A. Benford from Georgia was a slave owner up to the Civil War.
My line came from James Benford born either in Virginia cir. 1740 or from England cir 1718. 1st from Virginia would make the most sense, considering that James wife Mary Brandt was born in 1750 and they were married around the year 1765 to 1767 and had 10 children. The last being born in 1793, making the 1st Jmes of 1718 around 72 years of age fathering his last child. I doubt that this is the case but than again anything is possible. Thus leads me again that I need to make a trip the Virginia State Archives.
And finally the last possiblity is that there was another Benford who settled near Boston Ma. around 1700.
If I didn't get you confussed I would be really surpraised. The Benford name is an old one from the very early days of the American colonies and who knows what will be found. You email anytime for information I will try to help

Dave Benford

Re: BENFORD FAMILY

Posted: 28 Dec 2003 11:23PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Benford
Dear Dave Benford:
You likely had a relative by the name of Nathaniel Benford, a slave owner in the Charles City Virginia plantations in the late 1700's .... Nathaniel Benford was a slave owner and he set out on a unique project in the ealy 1800's by procuring several hundred acres of farm land, building cabins etc along McIntire Creek in NE Ohio close to Smithfield Ohio then relocating eight of his slave families, for no financial gain. He was bviously a humanitarian and decent man..
Among the slaves' surnames were Christian, Toney, Fletcher, Guy, and most notable the leader of the group ex-slave Nattie Benford who had indeed taken the name of his benifactor, likely your family. Nattie is my maternal ggg grandfather !!! Thanks Benford!

Re: BENFORD FAMILY

Posted: 2 Jul 2009 12:46PM GMT
Classification: Query


Af-Am Benford family
THis obit was in the Youngstown Vindicator. I hope it helps someone.
YOUNGSTOWN – A funeral service celebrating the life of Mrs. Betty Louise Benford Hodge, 85, will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Phillips Chapel C.M.E. Church.


Mrs. Hodge was born Feb. 24, 1924 in Youngstown, Ohio a daughter of Charles and Bertha Gibbs Benford.


She was a 1942 graduate of East High School and in 1947 she married William P. Hodge. In 1997, she and her husband celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary.


Mrs. Hodge was a devoted wife and mother who spent her spare time as a volunteer with the Jefferson Elementary PTA. She also volunteered as a Girl Scout leader for many years. Her many scouting activities included taking her troop to tour Washington, D.C.


She was a lifelong member of the Phillips Chapel C.M.E. Church and she will be missed by those that knew her.


On June 30, 2009 our heavenly father cast his eternal light onto Heritage Manor and beckoned her home.


She leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband, William; her son, Philip B. Hodge and his wife, Catherine of Hubbard; her daughter, Michele and her husband, Jesse of Atlanta; her sister, Barbara Jean Betters of Youngstown; two brothers, Charles L. Benford Jr. of Toledo and Lawrence Benford and his wife, Mary of Austintown, Ohio; four grandchildren, Terrence Hodge of Stow, Shanna Cargill of Niles and Brian Dukes and Ericka Dukes, both of Atlanta; a great-grandson, Tyler Cargill of Niles; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.


She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Clement Benford; and a sister, Dorothy Ricketts.


The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the church.


Condolences may be faxed to 330 782-2050 or e-mailed to JEWASHTON@aol.com


Ministry of comfort provided by J. E. Washington Funeral Services Inc.

Re: BENFORD FAMILY

Posted: 19 Feb 2012 11:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
Nattie Benford was also gggrandfather he was my grandmothers ggrandfather am doing some family history on him. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

R. Crawley

Re: BENFORD FAMILY

Posted: 2 Aug 2013 5:26AM GMT
Classification: Lookup
Surnames: Benford,Stanfill, Goodrich
In my family we have run across relatives with Benford as a middle, actually women. My Grandmother only told us that Benford was an " Old Family Name " My grt Grandmother was
was Martha lee Stanfield or Stanfill. She married Wm. Samuel Goodrich. So we have 2 maybe more names to go by. Do the names Georgia, Martha, or Innes fit any where in your line? We have IL, Mo, TN,Va, Ark, NC, GA.
Please contact me whether you do or not. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
roberta lee schroeder
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