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Joseph S. Benfield (1807 - 1884)
Joseph S. Benfield was born in Lincoln/Catawba County, NC Aug 20, 1807. He died Jan 23, 1884 in Nebo, NC. He married Eleanor "Nellie" Johnson in Mar 16, 1829. Eleanor "Nellie" Johnson was born in Mitchel County, NC Feb 13, 1810 and died Apr 15, 1885. Both graves are located at an old Benfield cemetary in a wooded area north of Goodman Lake near Oak Hill, NC area know as Quaker Meadows--off Hwy 18 between Lenoir and Morganton NC--which was land owned by Joseph S. Benfield during his lifetime. More information at bottom of page!
Father> John Benfield Jr.
Children> William Harrison Benfield 1841-1912
Joseph S. Benfield Information
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Joseph was a strong Union sympathizer. He struggled with his feelings and had his loyalities