Chappell-Benge Connection: AR
Seeking more information concerning the parentage of Elijah A. Chappell, b @1824, resident of the Independence, Izard and Stone Co., AR, areas.
Reported to be s/oJohn Wm. Chappell and Mary Rebecca "Polly" Benge, d/o Cherokee Chief Robert Benge and Daughter of Black Fox.
Elijah's brother, John Chappell, married Mary Hawkins and born to this union was Lydia Hawkins (Chappell) Drown.
Elijah married Elizabeth Ruminer @1843, and born of this union were:
Sarah (Chappell) Miser, John Franklin, Mary Elizabeth (Chappell) Pruett, Paula and Wm. David.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.