Looking for parents and death date of Jesse B. Benson. Jessee B. was born ca 1831 in Alabama. He married Mary Fowler, daughter of James B. & Tracy Fowler, about 1852. On the 1850 census for Fayette co. AL, Mary lives with her parents and was listed as age 19 born in SC. Also on the 1850 census for Fayette county AL is a Jesse Benton age 21 who resided with the Robert MOUNTS family. I believe this is actually Jesse BENSON.
On the 1860 census, for Choctaw co. MS, Jesse & Mary BENSON are the parents of at least four children; Joseph age 6, George W, age 4, James M. age 3 and Sumpter age 3 months, all born in Mississippi. John D. Benson, age 8 born Alabama, is listed six households away with GeorgeBenson , age 69 b. NC and Ann BENSON, age 67 b. SC, (? His grandparents ?) He shows up with Jesse & Mary on the 1870 census.
1870 finds this family in Washington County, Mississippi. At this time, children included; John age 16 Joseph age 14 George age 13 James M. age 12 Thomas age 3 Mary age 6 months born December, of 1869.
Jesse's wife, Mary, may have died sometimes shortly after the 1870 census. Before 1880 Jesse is married to “Lieuticia” born AL ca 1849. The baby Mary does not appear on the census with her father Jesse.
The family migrates westward into Montgomery County, AR by 1880. Thomas, now age 13, still lives at home and three more children have been added to this family. William D, age 8, Lula age 6 and Beulah B. age 2. Next door to Jesse & Lieuticia are Tyney “Tiny” and his wife Lulu BENSON, both age 22. Is Tiny a son of Jesse or maybe a nephew? The 1900 census records indicate that Tiny J. was born March, 1854. Does the “J.” stand for Joseph? Tiny married Lulu Bullington in Washington County, Mississippi on the 5th of July 1878.
In 1885 Jesse B. Benson purchased 160 acres of land in Garland County AR . Garland County had been formed in 1873 from parts of Montgomery, Hot Springs & Saline Counties.
On the 1900 census, John D. Benson,, married with family, still resided in Garland co AR. His brother, James Monroe Benson resided in the Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory-OK. Listed with him is his “half brother Franklin & half sister Lillie Benson age 12.”
In 1910 Franklin Benson lived with his sister Beulah BENSON, wife of James Thomas Smith, in McCurtain co OK. On the 1880 census for Montgomery County, AR Beulah is listed as age 2 , daughter of Jesse & 2nd wife “Lieuticia”.
1.Tyney “Tiny”BENSON b. 1854, married Lulu Bullington 5 July, 1878 in Washington co. MS died in 1921 Lamar County, TX. Daughter Mary Elizabeth b. 1893 . Lulu b 1854 d 1911 Lamar co. TX.
2.John D BENSON born Oct. 1854. in MS. Married Margaret , 1900-1910 lived Garland co.. AR.
3.James Monroe BENSON b. 12 Feb.1858 MS died 17 July 1939, buried Brooken cem, Haskell co. OK. married Sarah Murry 1888 Yell co. AR.
4.Joseph BENSON born ca 1855 MS
5.George W.BENSON born ca 1856 MS
6.Sumpter BENSON born ca 1860 MS may have died young
7.Thomas BENSON born ca 1867 MS
8.Mary BENSON born December 1869 MS
9.Wm. D. BENSON born ca 1872 , MS
10.Lula BENSON born ca 1874 MS
11.Beulah BENSON born Feb. 1877 MS or AR, married James Thomas Smith, Lived McCurtain co. OK in 1900 and 1910.
12.Lillie May BENSON born Feb. 1888 AR, 1900 resided with half brother James M Benson in the Cherokee Nation of Indian Territory, Oklahoma
13.Franklin BENSON born Feb. 1890 AR 1900 resided with half brother James Monroe Benson Indian Terr., Cherokee Nation
Jesse may also have been the father of Jack Benson and Pearl Benson