Re: GRAYSON COUNTY/FANNIN COUNTY TX BENTONS
Hi Laveta,My John Wesley Benton was B:10/1/1877 in Comanche Co and D:4/13/1955 and is buried in Midland, TX.
The three marriages I know of were: 1st Mattie Ema Shelby
10/15/1905 in Parker Co TX: 2nd Ida Colson but have no date or location, they were divorced 9/30/1919 in Parker Co TX: 3rd Clara Bell Ellis Stinnett 10/27/1920 in Parker Co TX.
John Wesley and first wife had Vera Aggie Benton 8/11/1906, Afton Ida Benton 7/21/1908, Opal Lea Benton 9/25/1910, Lola Inez Benton 10/23/1912, and Hubert Elb Benton 12/5/1914. He had no children with the 2nd wife. John Wesley and 3rd wife
had Willie Hershel Benton 9/26/1921, Clara Loraine Benton
4/19/1924,and Roy Vernon Benton 4/29/1926. It seems 1st wife died at age 32 when their oldest child was 10 and the
youngest was 2. The 3rd wife was 39yo and John Wesley was
43yo when they married and had their 3 children. The 3rd
wife is buried in the same place in Midland, TX.I have at
least the first spouse of all these children and some of the grandchildren that resulted.I hope this may shed some light on the subject for you.I do know all of John Wesley's sibs too if you need them.Mary Benton Nicholas