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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)
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