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             Johannes (John) Benfield Sr.(1755 - 1819)

 

Johannes (John) Benfield Sr. was born in 1755, in the Oley Valley on his father and mother's farm near a branch of the Perkiomy Creek in the Oley Township in Berks County PA.  He died April 19, 1819 in Lincoln County, North Carolina where he had moved about 1783 following the death of his first wife.  He first married Elizabeth (last name unknown) about 1774.  She was born about 1756 and died after giving birth to twins July 1777 (George and Elizabeth).  Burial place somewhere in Berks County Pa. in the Oley Valley along Perkiomy Creek.  John Benfield Sr. married neighboring farmer Adam Bolch's daughter, Catherine Bolch, about 1785 in Lincoln County, North Carolina.  She was born about 1756 and died after 1820 in Catawba County, North Carolina.

Father> Thomas Benfield

Sons>  John Benfield Jr. (mother was Elizabeth)

           George Benfield (July 7, 1777 - 1845) Born in Berks County PA and died in Lincoln County
           NC.  George and Elizabeth were twins. (mother was Elizabeth)

           Henry Benfield (1788 - 1850) Born in Lincoln County, NC and died in Catawba County, NC
           Martin Benfield (1789 - 1841) Born in Lincoln County, NC and died in Burke Coutny, NC
           Daniel Benfield (1791 - 1870)
                (Henry, Martin and Daniel's mother was Catherine)

Daughters>

Elizabeth Benfield (July 7, 1777 - Apr 5, 1807) Elizabeth and George were twins.  She was born in Berks County PA. (mother was Elizabeth)

Catherine Benfield (1786 - 1830) Born and died in Lincoln County, NC
Barbara Benfield (1795 - ? ) Born in Lincoln County, NC
           (Catherine and Barbara Benfield's mother was Catherine) 

Lincoln County Court House Records:   

July 7, 1788, Lincoln  County, NC Deed Book  3:372 –7: JOHN purchased 350 acres on Elk Creek;

November 6, 1811,  Lincoln  County, NC Land RecordsJOHN BENFIELD, SR. made the following deeds to his son, JOHN, JR.  Deed Book  28:678: 134 acres.  

November 20, 1818, Deed Book 29:142: To MARTIN 109 acres;

November 20, 1818, Deed Book 29:277: To DANIEL 146 acres;

November 20, 1818, Deed Book 29:277: To HENRY 100 acres        

 

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