Re: Anyone needing info on Ben Bellflowers Family, SC
Ben Bellflowers was my grandfather. Here is the tree for Ben's Family.
Ben Bellflowers , son of ? Bellflowers  and ? , was
born in Apr 1883 and died in 1935 at age 52.
Research Notes: World War 1 draft registration records incorrectly
lists his birthdate as
July 1875.He was a farm laborer and worked
for E. F. Prosser.He made his mark on theform, so he couldn't write. A later census verified that he was unable to read or write.
According to his WW! Draft registration record:
Ben married Leila Burrows , daughter ofJohnT.Burrowsand Carrie Cribb . Leila was born on Dec 7, 1904and died on Aug 14, 1935 at age 30. They had three children: Mack,Alice, and Mary Lee.
Ben and William T. Bellflowers appear to have been brothers or half brothers.Although William T. is listed as the son of William and Delia Bellflowers, Delia would have been in her sixties when he was born.I spoke with William T. Bellflowers' grandson, and he said that William never said who his father was.Neither did Ben.
My belief is that these boys were born out of wedlock probably to one of the daughters ofWilliam and Delia.In those days, the grandparents would list such children as their own to hide that fact.