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John Anderson Benfield

     
 

 

Born: 12 Aug 1867, North Carolina
Death: 27 Jan 1950, Statesville, Iredell County, NC

 
 

Daniel Fink (b. Abt. 1806 - son of Daniel David Fink and Rosina/Rosannah Carriker) married Elizabeth Broyer prior to 1832.  Elizabeth died between 1870 and 1880.

                             
 

Daniel married for a second time on 07 Sep 1875 - this time to Elizabeth M. Eller Benfield (b. 1828).  This Elizabeth had been married previously to Silas Able Benfield (m. 1849) and had bore Silas six children.

 
 
Children of Elizabeth M. Eller (Daniel's 2nd wife) and Silas Able Benfield
 
Name Birth Date Death Date Spouse
Pinkney Wilson Benfield May 1848 25 Mar 1926  
Amanda C. Benfield 1851    
Edith Elizabeth Benfield 18 May 1854    
Silas Lee Benfield 1864    
John Anderson Benfield 12 Aug 1867 27 Jan 1950  
Jane "Julia' Benfield 1871    
 
 
 
 
John Anderson Benfield was the fifth child born to Elizabeth and Able.  He was born 12 Aug 1867.
 
 

The 1880 Iredell County Census for Shiloh Township lists Daniel, age 74, married to Elizabeth, age 52.  Daniel's daughter, Sarah/Sallie Leslie/Lasley, had returned home after the death of her husband.

 
Note there were two step-children living with the family - John Benfield, age 12, and Jane Benfield, age 9.  Stepdaughter Jane is also listed as "maimed, crippled, bedridden, or otherwise disabled."
 
 

1880 Iredell County Census

 
Name Personal       Health Education  
Last
Name
First
Name
Sex Age Relation Single
Married
Occupation Idiotic Disabled School Can't
Write
Birth
Fink Daniel M 74   M Farmer   X     NC
----- Elizabeth F 52 Wife M Keeping House   X     "
----- S. E. F 34 Daughter S Laborer         "
Lasley S. C. F 47 Daughter W "       X "
Benfield John M 12 Stepson   "     X X "
----- Jane F 9 Stepdaughter     X X     "
 
 

John married Sarah Caroline Benfield about 1883.  She was born 4 Sep 1866. Their marriage produced at least 6 children according to the 1910 Iredell County Census for Shiloh Township.  The Census further states that John's age is 43 and Sarah is 45.  The children listed on the Census are Howard age 16, Sarella age 15, Coite B. age 13, Floid G. age 11 and Vernon W. age 6.

 
 

1910 Iredell County Census

 
 Name Relation Sex Race Age S/M/W Yrs.
Md.
Children Birth Occupation
Last First Born Living 1 2
Benfield John Head M W 43 M 27     NC Farmer General
Farm
----- Sarah Wife F W 45 M 27 6 5 NC None  
----- Howard Son M W 16 S       NC ??? Saw Mill
----- Sarella Daughter F W 15 S       NC Farm
Laborer
Home Farm
----- Coite B. Son M W 13 S       NC Farm
Laborer
Home Farm
----- Floid G. Son M W 11 S       NC Farm
Laborer
Home Farm
----- Vernon W. Son M W 6 S       NC None  
 
 
 
 

Children of John Anderson Benfield and Sarah Caroline Benfield

 
Name Birth Date Death Date Spouse
*Howard/Harold Lafayette Benfield 18 Jul 1894
Iredell Co, NC
31 Jul 1976
Statesville,
Iredell Co, NC
 
**Sarella "Relia/Relialee" Benfield 31 Dec 1893
Iredell Co, NC
16 Jun 1972
Statesville,
Iredell Co, NC
(Unknown) Caskaddon
Coite Bick Benfield 14 Jan 1897
Iredell Co, NC
28 Nov 1969
Statesville,
Iredell Co, NC
Jettie Dishman
Floyd Glenn Benfield 13 Oct 1899
Iredell Co, NC
16 Mar 1985
Iredell Co, NC
 
Wesley Vernon Benfield 08 Feb 1904
Iredell Co, NC
06 Sep 1965
Conover,
Catawba Co, NC
Gladys Ward
       

* The 1910 Census lists his name as Howard.  Relia's Death Certificate lists his name as Harold. 
The 1910 Census indicates that he's old than Relia and born about 1894.
Birth records show him to be born 18 Jul 1899 - less than 6 months before Floyd.
Additional records show his birthdate as 18 Jul 1889

** She's listed as Sarella on the 1910 Census. 
She's Relialle on her birth certificate and Relia on her death certificate.

 
 
 
 

The 1930 Census shows John and Sarah (Caroline) living by themselves in the Shiloh Township of Iredell County, NC, except for their 3 year & 8 month old grandson, Eugene.

 

1930 Iredell County Census

 
Name Relation Sex Race Age S/M/W Age
Md.
School
this Yr.
Read
Write
Birth Occupation Occupation
Last First
Benfield John A. Head M W 65 M 18   No NC Farmer Farming
----- Caroline Wife F W 66 M 20   No NC None  
----- Eugene Grandson M W 3 8/12 S   No No NC None  
 
 
 
 
 

Sarah died 16 Feb 1934 as a result of falling off of a "foot-log" into the creek.  She had a compound fracture of the right leg that developed an infection causing her death.  She was 67 years old.  The death certificated gives the names of her parents (Wesley Benfield and Ruby Waugh).

 
 

Sarah Caroline Benfield Benfield's Death Certificate

 

 
 
 
 

John Anderson Benfield died at the age of 82 on 27 Jan 1950.  His parents are listed as (Silas) Able Benfield and Betty (Elizabeth) Ellis (or Eller).  The informant was his son, C. B. Benfield.  The death certificate lists the cause of death as "chronic myocarditis". 

Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscle. It resembles a heart attack but coronary arteries are not blocked.  Results vary but can also include sudden death.

 

John Anderson Benfield's Death Certificate

 
 
 

SOURCES

 

Daniel Fink @ Ancestry.com
http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/417707/person/659473667

 

Thanks to Lynda Dymon for the copy of John's death certificate.

 
 
                             
                             
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