21. May 2013 · Comments Off on BENSON, N.E. (Mrs.) · Categories: Biographies · Tags: , ,

Mrs. N. E. BENSON, of the Sixteenth District [Lincoln County], was born in Lincoln County, April, 1828, and was one of two children born to W. and Cynthia Hayes. Her father was born in North Carolina in 1793 and died November 5, 1866. He was in the war of 1812, under Gen. Jackson, and was a farmer by occupation. The mother of our subject was born in Lincoln County, and departed this life December 19, 1865. The other child of our subject’s parents was Commodore P., who was a farmer and resided in Lincoln County. He died December 25, 1867. Our subject received her education in the schools near home, and December 4, 1845, was united in marriage to Curran D. Benson, a native of Giles County, born September 10, 1820. By this union, Mrs. BENSON became the mother of three children – one of whom is living: Thomas E., born November 14, 1846, and died August 22, 1876; E. F., born April 6, 1849, and died July 5, 1873; and Ella O., born June 15, 1857, and the wife of W. G Harwell, a farmer of Giles County. They have five children: Robert E., William S., Fannie E., Sally M. and an infant. Mr. Benson (our subject’s husband) owned over 100 acres of valuable land at the time of his death, which occurred August 20, 1868. The land was then divided among the children and wife. The wife now owns about 200 acres, located near Millville, and it is considered a fine farm.(Goodspeed’s History of Lincoln County, 1886)

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