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Sarah/Sallie
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David
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(1756 - 18??)
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Daniel Fink

 
 

Born: Abt. 1806, North Carolina

Death: Bet. 1880 -1887, North Carolina

 

Daniel Fink was born about 1806 in North Carolina to Daniel David Fink and Rosina/Rosannah Carriker.  The 1880 Iredell County Census says his father, Daniel David Fink, was born in Pennsylvania. 

                             
 

Daniel (1806) married Elizabeth Beaver prior to 1832.  By 1840, they had four children: Sarah, David, Daniel and Moses.

 
The 1840 Census shows Daniel and Elizabeth living in Iredell County, NC.  There were six people living on the family farm - Daniel & Elizabeth, daughter Sarah Caroline (age 8 or 9), son David Alexander (age 7 or 8), son Daniel Monrow (sometimes spelled "Monroe", age 5 or 6) and son Moses David (age 3 or 4).
 

1840 Iredell County Census

 
Name Males Females
First Last Under 5 5 &
Under 10
30 &
Under 40
5 &
Under 10
30 &
Under 40
Danl Fink 1 2 1 1 1
 
 
 

The 1850 Iredell County Census lists Daniel's occupation as a "Laborer", more than likely a Farm Laborer.  They now have 7 children, all with Biblical names: Sally (a nickname for Sarah), David, Daniel, Moses, Jacob, Sophia Elizabeth and Susanah.  Daniel's age was listed as 47 and Elizabeth as 41.

 

1850 Iredell County Census

 
First Name Last Name Age Sex Occupation Place of Birth
Danl Fink 47 M Laborer NC
Elizabeth " 41 F   "
Sally C. " 19 M   "
David A. " 17 M " "
Daniel M. " 16 M " "
Moses D. " 14 M   "
Jacob H. " 10 M   "
Sophia E. " 6 F   "
Susanah L. " 4 F   "
 
 
Daniel and Elizabeth had at least seven children.
 
Children of Daniel and Elizabeth Fink
Name Birth Date Death Date Spouse
Sarah "Sally" Caroline Fink 05 Sep 1831 13 Jun 1915 James Q. Leslie/Lasley
David Alexander Fink 6 Nov 1832 12 Jul 1915 Margaret S.
Daniel Monrow Fink 01 May 1834 02 Jun 1864  
Moses David Fink 25 Sept 1836 09 Feb 1910 Louiza A.
Jacob Henry Fink 17 Jul 1840 06 May 1901 Catharine E. Martin
Sophia Elizabeth Fink Abt. 1844 19 Apr 1915 Jules Hall
Susanah "Susan" L. Fink Abt. 1846   P. Lee Benfield
 
 
 
The Fink family attended S. Martin's Church in Iredell County, NC.
 

Church records from St Martin's Church in Iredell County, NC give the following information:

 
Daniel Fink had a son born the 26th of November 1832 named Daniel Alexander who was baptized October 27, sponsor Elisabeth Fink.
  The 1850 Census lists this son as Daniel A. Fink instead of Daniel Alexander Fink.  The correct name was more than likely David Alexander Fink.  
 
May 1st 1834 was born to Daniel Fink a son and was baptized the 12th August 1838 and named David Monrow.
  Both the 1850 & 1860 Census lists this son as Daniel M. Fink, more than likely this same Daniel Monrow Fink.  
 
September 25th 1836 was born to Daniel Fink a son and was baptized August the 12th 1838 and named Hosei David.
  Both the 1850 & 1860 Census lists one son as Moses D.  The birth years are the same and this could easily be the same Hosei David Fink mentioned at St. Martin's Church.   
 
 
 

The 1860 Iredell County Census says Daniel and Elizabeth's farm  was "on the Catawba" River.  Five of their children were still living at home: Daniel, Moses, Jacob, Sophia and Susan. The listed Real Estate value was $4300, and Personal Estate was listed as $400.

 
1860 Iredell County Census

 
 
First Name Last Name Age Sex Occupation Real
Estate
Personal
Estate
Birth
Daniel Fink 54 M Farmer $4300 $400 NC
Elizabeth " 50 F Wife     "
 
First Name Last Name Age Sex Occupation Real
Estate
Personal
Estate
Birth
Dan. M. Fink 26 M Miller     NC
Moses D. " 24 M Farmer     Tennessee
Jacob H. " 20 M       NC
Sophia E. " 16 F       NC
Susan L. " 14 F       NC
 

The 1850 Census listed Moses as being born is NC, but the 1860 Census says he was born in Tennessee.

 
 
 
All four of Daniel & Elizabeth's sons served the Confederate Army during the American Civil War.
                             
  Youngest son Jacob H. Fink enlisted on 18 Jun 1861 at the age of 21 in Company A, 33rd Regiment North Carolina.  The enlistment location was Iredell County, NC.  Jacob was still with Company A when they surrendered at Appomattox Court House, VA, on 09 Apr 1865.  
 
  Records indicate that elder son David Alexander Fink also enlisted on 18 Jun 1861.  David enlisted as a Private at the age of 28 in Company B, 2nd Calvary Regiment North Carolina.  The enlistment location was Iredell County, NC.  It seems odd, however, that David and Jacob would have enlisted on the same date, yet ended up in different Companies and Regiments.  Additional records indicate David's enlistment date was 30 Aug 1861.  
                             
  Next-to-youngest son Moses Fink was the next of Daniel & Elizabeth's sons to enlist in the Confederate Army.  Moses enlisted as a Private on 27 Jan 1862 at the age of 24 in Company 2nd B, 42nd Infantry Regiment North Carolina.  Moses enlisted in Rowan County, NC.  
                             
  Next-to-oldest son Daniel Monrow Fink was the last of Daniel & Elizabeth's sons to enlist.  Daniel enlisted as a Private on 26 Feb 1862, in Iredell County, NC, at the age of 28.  Daniel became part of Company A, 33rd Infantry Regiment North Carolina.  This was the same Company & Regiment that youngest brother Jacob was in.  Daniel died from wounds on 02 Jun 1864 at Lynchburg, VA.  
 
 
 

By 1870, Daniel was age 64 and Elizabeth was 60.  His Real Estate value had dropped to $800 and his Personal Estate value had dropped to $200.  Sophia, age 26, and Susan L., age 24, were living with their parents.

 
 

1870 Iredell County Census, Shilo Township

 
Last Name First Name Age Sex Race Occupation Real
Estate
Personal
Estate
Birth Male
> 21
Fink Daniel 64 M W Farmer $800 $200 NC X
----- Elizabeth 60 F W Keeping House     ------  
----- Sophia 26 F W ------     ------  
----- Susan L. 24 F W ------     ------  
 
 
 
Daniel's beloved wife, Elizabeth, died between 1870 and 1880.
 

He 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    
 
 
 

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.

 
This Census lists Daniel's father's place of birth as Pennsylvania - but his mother was born in NC. 
 
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   Single
Md.
Wd.
  Health Education Birth
Last
Name
First
Name
Sex Age Relation Occup. Idiotic Disabled Sch Can't
Write
Self Dad Mom
Fink Daniel M 74   M Farmer   X     NC Penn NC
----- Elizabeth F 52 Wife M Keeping House   X     " NC "
----- 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 Step
daughter
    X X     " " "
 
 
 
 
Daniel wrote his will in January 1887 and died shortly after that.
 
Will of Daniel Fink

 
 
 
 
Newspaper article concerning the Estate of Daniel Fink.
 
 

1887 February 17

 

NOTICE

 
All persons having claims against the estate of Daniel Fink, deceased, are hereby notified to present them to me as his executor, on or before February 17, 1888.
                                                                                                David A. Fink, Executor,
                                                                                                February 17, 1887
 
 
 
Daniel's second wife, Elizabeth M. Eller Benfield, died in 1904.  She would have been Between 75 - 80 years old at the time of her death.
 
 
 

1904 January 1

 

Death of Mrs. Fink

 
     Mrs. Fink, widow of Daniel Fink, died Wednesday at her home in Shiloh Township, aged about 80 years.  Death resulted from the infirmities of old age.  Three sons survive.
 
 
 
Even thought the family was attending St. Martin's Church in Iredell County, NC, in the 1830's when several of the children were born, by the 1860's they were attending Concord Church in Loray, NC - also in Iredell County, NC.
 
 

1925 August 20, Thursday

 

History - Concord Church

Sketch Prepared by late S. W. Stevenson of Mooresville, and read this morning by Rev. T. M. Stevenson at Celebration of 150th Anniversary of the Church's Formation.
 
     Following is a brief summary of the history of Concord Church, Loray, as read there this morning by Rev. T. M. Stevenson, at the 150th Anniversary of the foundation of the church, the sketch having been prepared in 1913 by the late Dr. S. W. Stevenson, of Mooresville, and slightly revised by Rev. Mr. Stevenson.  [I have kept the parts that only pertain to the Fink family]
     Concord Church is at Loray, about six miles from Statesville, on the Taylorsville Road.  It was formed from Fourth Creek Church (Statesville) about 1775.  Traditions says that Concord and Bethany Churches were set off from Fourth Creek Church at the same time by mutual consent and Bethany Church was organized in 1775.
     Among those who entered the Confederate Army from the congregation, the following were killed or died: J. Houston Brown, Junius L. Hill, William Reece Hill, John S. Summers, Leroy Alexander, Henry Lee Alexander, Franklin Boyd, Robert M. Brady, Abraham Crawford, Felix Clodfelter, Jacob Duke, Joseph Fry, Monroe Fink, Rufus Guy, Marion Gibson, Stewart Gibson, Mack Hooper, Thad Hooper, Nelson Hooper, Melmeth Lewis, James Lewis, Franklin Lewis, Monroe Morrison, Augustus McLelland, Washington McLelland, Lee McLelland, Martin Sides, Christopher Sides, Charles Sides, William Summers, Thomas Leroy Stevenson, Washington Stevenson, John Stikeleather, Dixon Walker, Jess Waugh, Wilson Waugh, Martin Yates, William Hall Stevenson. 
     The following came home at the end of the war: Nelson Alexander, James Crawford, Mark Davis, David Fink, Moses Fink, Henry Fink, Joseph Gibson, Lieut Amos Guy, A. A. Hill, M. W. Hill, R. R. Hill, Nelson Lewis, Alexander, F. Lewis, E. F. Morrison, A. F. Morrison, W. C. Morrison, Calvin Morrison, A. J. Morrison, James Morrison, John F. Murdock, Henry Merkin, John McLelland, Archie McLarland, Samuel Moore, A. C. Sharpe, W. F. Sharpe, John M. F. Woodsides, Joseph Gillespie Woodsides, Silas Watts, Thomas Watts, W. G. Weston, W. L. Weston and A. C. Yates.
 
 
 

SOURCES

 

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

 

Thanks to Kady Gantt for sharing a copy of Daniel Fink's Will. You can contact Kady at: ksg@familyhistorynut.com

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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