Robert, this is what I've collected in my notes on "Laban" Benthall.
This is an Older Laban; probably Mary Polly's father:
CENSUS YEAR: 1790 STATE: NC COUNTY: Northampton ===================================================================================
|FREE WHITE |ALL | | |Males | |OTHER | | HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD |16 to | |FREE | | PG# LAST NAME FIRST NAME |up 16 |Females|Persons|Slaves|Remarks ===================================================================================
1798 Court of Pleas & Quarter Session Records Sumner County, TN From the Court of Pleas and Quarter Session Records 1796-1798
Contributed by Linda Carpenter Compiled by Leslie Garinger and Diane Payne (c)1998
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Deed of gift from Laban(r) Benthall to Willis Benthall, Rhody Benthall, Enos Benthall, and Mary Benthall for stock household furniture and 150 acres of land was duly acknowledged.
Deed from William Benthall to Laban(r) Benthall for 140) acres of land was proved by James Cryer.
Granted to a Commissioner of the Peace under the hand and seal of governor John Sevier by which John Morgan & Charles Donoho were appointed Justices of the Peace for the County Sumner they appeared took the oaths for their qualifications of office and also the oath of office.
_ Lease from Saban Benthall to Pleasant Chitwood for a lease of land for the time of five was proved by the oath of _mes Cryer.
This is a younger Laban born in Tennessee:
CENSUS YR: 1850 STATE or TERRITORY: TN COUNTY: Gibson DIVISION: District #7 REEL NO: M432-878 PAGE NO: 279a REFERENCE: Enumerated on the 23rd day of Dec. 1850 by J. Richardson =========================================================================================================================
LN HN FN LAST NAME FIRST NAME AGE SEX RACE OCCUP. VAL. BIRTHPLACE MRD. SCH. R/W DDB =========================================================================================================================
REMARKS: "Cotton Factory and Steam Mills" written in Line 1 37 2163 - Reece A. D. 23 M Farmer VA X 38 2163 - Reece Ann 23 F NC X 39 2164 - Benthall Theresea 53 F NC
11 2182 - Benthall Laban 47 M Hatter Ten 12 2182 - Benthall John 17 M Hatter Ten 13 2182 - Benthall Alantha 13 F Ten X 14 2182 - Benthall Morton 15 M Ten 15 2182 -Benthall Nancy 6 F Ten X
Please let me know if this helps.I am descended from Rebecca Benthall who is believe to be the daughter of Thomas Benthall.However, I am still looking at all the Benthalls since we are all cousins.