Greenville,S.C., Republican,April 7, 1843 --- Death of Major ThomasBenson ___ _____"Died on the 23rd ult., at his residence in Greenville District in consequence of an injury received in a fall from a horse. Major Thomas Benson, in the 82nd year of his age. _____He was a native of Virginia where he entered the service of his country during the Revolutionary War. in which he continued till its close. He then removed to South Carolina where he has since continued to reside. _____He filled for a number of years an important military office, the duties of which he discharged to the satisfaction of those under his command and of the State. _____For eight years he represented Greenville District in the Senate, where he uniformly supported republican principles and sustained a high character for honesty and independence. _____He has left a numerous family to lament his death. They will ever remember him as a kind husband, an indulgent father and master and an excellent friend." ___ "Greenville, South Carolina Marriage and Death Notices, 1826-1863"