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            Willaim Harrison Benfield (1841 - 1912)

                  William Harrison Benfield was born Jan 25, 1841 in McDowell near the community of Nebo, North Carolina which is located today near Lake James.  Following service in the Civil War he settled near the Catawba River in the North Catawba Township.  He died Oct 30, 1912.  He married Martha Jane Bradshaw.  She was born Dec 11, 1843 and died Oct 26, 1934.  Both are buried at the North Catawba Church cemetary located near the church.

Father> Joesph S. Benefield

Children>    Sara Elllen Benfield                b. 1868          m. Elijah Craig
                   Mary Emma Benfield               b. 1869          m. Oscar Brooks
                   James (Jim) Rufus Benfield     1871-1935      m. Annie Poe
                   William Joesph Benfield          1876-1952     m. Christina Elizabeth Baker
                   Harrison Sylvester Benfied     1882-1958      m. Lela Cleo Baker
                   Robert S. Benfield                   1879-1966      m. Lora Blackburn
                   Edith Jane Benfield                 b. 1887          m. Atlas Hill Smith                 


William Harrison Benfield family circa 1906 - he is located back row left side of window frame (bald head and white beard)

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