Dobbs Co, NC Bensons in the 1750-80 timeframe
Here is a list of Bensons that I have found in the above timeframe in Dobbs Co, NC prior to the time of Dobbs splitting off into Wayne Co and then Lenoir and Greene.These Bensons appear to be sons of the John Benson family from Rhode Island, although Benjamin could be a seperate family.
--John - two John's one born around 1751 and one buying land in 1754/55.
--Joseph - married Feb.7, 1786
--Martin - showed living with Major Griffin on a tax list in 1769
--William - shown in 1780 tax list and land deeds and later migrating to Robertson Co, TN and beyond.
--Benjamin - shown in land deeds 1780's