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(1) Richard BENTON, b. about 1766 possibly in NC, d. about 1827 possibly in IN or MO; m. 1st, 23 Dec 1787 in Caswell Co., NC, to Winifred HOPPER (b. about 1770, d. before 1810; parents unknown); they resided in Caswell Co., NC, and in Madison Co., KY; their children:

[#2]    i. Jesse [Sr.], b. 4 Oct 1788, d. 6 Sep 1867, m. Phoebe QUICK; 
       ii. Robert?, b. about 1789; 
      iii. James, b. 6 Mar 1791, d. Mar 1863, m. Anna "Nancy" HENDERSON; 
       iv. Nancy, b. about 1795, m. Elijah SMALLWOOD; 
        v. Mary "Polly", b. about 1797, m. James PARKE; 
       vi. John, b. about 1806, d. before 1870, m. Milly PEARSON.

Richard BENTON m. 2nd, 5 Feb 1810 in Madison Co. KY, to Betsy ESTES; they resided in Madison Co. and Estill Co., KY; their child:

      vii. William, b. about 1811. 

Richard BENTON m. 3rd, 20 Apr 1819 in Caswell Co., NC, to Sally KITCHENS; they resided in Estill Co., KY, and possibly in IN and/or MO; their child:

     viii. William Kitchen, b. Mar 1820, d. 25 May 1891, m. 1st Eliza YOUNG,
		m. 2nd Siotha STACEY, m. 3rd Lucinda Cody BUTCHER. 
Richard BENTON was a Lt. in the 7th Regiment, KY Militia, in 1798.

(2) Jesse BENTON [Sr.], b. 4 Oct 1788 in Caswell Co., NC, d. 6 Sep 1867 in Big Miller's Creek, Estill Co., KY; m., 16 Feb 1810 in Estill Co., KY, to Phoebe QUICK (b. 15 Jan 1793, d. 15 Sep 1879; daughter of Teunis "Tony" QUICK & Mary "Polly" ____); they resided in Estill Co., KY; their children:

        i. Richard Teunis, b. 23 Sep 1810, d. 22 Feb 1883, m. Esther PARK; 
       ii. William, b. 1812, m. Martha "Patsy" MOORE; 
      iii. Milton R., b. 3 May 1815, d. Mar 1886, m. 1st Angelina WILSON,
		m. 2nd Elizabeth WALTERS; 
       iv. Malinda, b. 1816, m. Mr. JAMIESON; 
        v. Diana, b. about 1817, m. Isham PARK; 
       vi. Amelia "Milly", b. about 1819, m. Henry M. JUDY; 
      vii. Mitchel, b. 1820; 
     viii. Mary "Polly", b. 1822, Joseph SCRIVNER; 
[#3]   ix. Lucinda, b. 14 Apr 1823, d. 16 Dec 1900, m. William B. GUM; 
        x. Ailcy/Alcy, b. 1 Apr 1826, d. 14 Oct 1910, m. James Dyson EASTER; 
       xi. Merrill P., b. 1828, d. about 1917, m. 1st Lourinda CRAWFORD,
		m. 2nd Aphelia ____; 
      xii. Julina Frances, b. 12 May 1830, d. 13 Mar 1875, m. William Grandon KIRK; 
     xiii. Elihu Polk, b. 1832, d. 1922, m. 1st Zerilda CRAWFORD,
		m. 2nd Debbie ALCORN; 
      xiv. Jesse [Jr.], b. 23 Mar 1834, d. 4 Mar 1880, m. Sophia RANKIN; 
       xv. James Henry, b. Mar 1839, d. 24 Mar 1887, m. Fannie Katherine HERNDON. 
Jesse BENTON [Sr.] was a member of the KY Legislature in 1836.

(3) Lucinda BENTON, b. 14 Apr 1823 in Estill Co., KY, d. 16 Dec 1900 in Lee Co., KY; m. to William B. GUM (b. 23 Jul 1821, d. 9 May 1897).

Continued on my GUM Family Page


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