Benoni Loftin (b. January 16, 1704/05, d. January 6, 1786)
Benoni Loftin (son of Leonard Loftin, Jr. and Elizabeth wife of Leonard Loftin..., Sr.)85 was born January 16, 1704/05 in Old Bath, Chowan Co., NC, and died January 6, 1786 in Dobbs Co., NC.He married Ann wife of Benoni Loftin... on Abt. 1722 in NC. Notes for Benoni Loftin: Military : Colonial Militia He was a Justice of the Court in Craven Co., NC, in 1735 His father, Ludovick Leonard Loftin, left money by his will to buy a home for Benoni. The place that was bought near Kingston, NC is still called Jerico, now 1936, and is owned by Mr. Robert B. Dunn and the estate of Francis Clyde Dunn, both Loftin descendents, the property never having left the possession of the family. The present house at Jerico is on the opposite side of the branch from the site of the house originally built for Benoni Loftin, and was the home of Walter Dunn, Jr., who married Cynthia Loftin, seven times great granddaughter of Benone. Mrs W.M. (Gertrude Bagby) Creasy was born in this house which was built in 1756 by Elkanah Loftin, son of Benoni. Benoni Loftin was a member of the Craven Co., Militia ( NC State Colonial Records Vol. XXIII p. 324.) January 6, 1751. This gave Colonial Dames Eligibility. Fought for Craven County Militia, NC. Loftin Genealogy by Mrs. W.M. Creasy, Ju. gives birth as 1-16-1705 - this information is believed to have come from an old gravestone because no record has been found. NC, Craven County: He is listed in a Foot Company, Commanded by Capt. Thomas Graves by commission bearing date, January 6, 1751 for the district from the lower side of (?) west creek to the town Bounds. He is listed as Benini Loftin. Cornelius Loftin is also listed in the Company for this date. More About Benoni Loftin: Military service: Colonial Militia. More About Benoni Loftin and Ann wife of Benoni Loftin...: Marriage: Abt. 1722, NC. Children of Benoni Loftin and Ann wife of Benoni Loftin... are:
+Thomas Loftin, b. 1724, Mecklenburg Co., NC, d. 1794, Fort Garrington, NC.