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Wright Benson family 1840s-1870s

Posted by mebenson67 
Wright Benson family 1840s-1870s
October 13, 2010 07:13AM
The Bensons were in McNairy County by the 1840 census and included at least two family groups:

Etheldred Benson - James, Cullen and Uzzell and their wives and children.

Wright and Martha Benson - Sarah, Susan, John W, Everett V, Marshall, Thomas, Andrew and Victoria. There may also be a James but he may be the same Thomas.

Both families were in Wayne Co, NC before moving to Tennessee. We are not sure of the relation between Etheldred and Wright, however we have a DNA match between descendants of Cullen and descendants of Wright. I suspect that the relationship could be Uncle and Nephew. Etheldred was in Hardeman Co in the 1830s.

Wright died in the early 1870s and most of the boys moved to Clay County, Arkansas. John W married Elizabeth Hardin and they lived in Stantonville until moving to Arkansas in the mid 1870s.

Uzzell died in the mid 1840's and his wife married Robert Goad. They eventually moved to Arkansas.

Cullen moved to Arkansas in the 1840's and then to Texas where he was in the Mexican War and then later married Jane Noble.

James moved to Mississippi sometime after 1860.

Any information on either of these families would be appreciated.