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Carol Ray
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  • Taylor, TX
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What surnames are you interested in researching?
Benedict, Vann, Andrew, Winters, Dillon, Bentley
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
Germany, US, KY, TN, NC, OK
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Advanced Family History Researcher
If you are a genealogy expert, what are your specialties?
Data research and analytics; mtDNA haplogroup T and T1

My Maternal Line: mtDNA = T1

GM: Ozella DILLON Crosby 1899-1979 - Gene Autry, OK

GGM: Susan Vilna ANDREW Dillon 1869 - 1960 KY to TX to OK ( Gene Autry, OK)

GGM: Sally Ann WELLS Andrew 1843 - 1927 (Gene Autry, OK)

GGGM: Malinda Jane WINFREY Wells 1805 - 1887 (Clinton Co, KY)

GGGGM: Hannah BENEDICT Winfrey 1779 (VA) - 1855 (Adair Co, KY)

GGGGGM: ? wife of John Benedict from Lincoln County, KY (about 1750 - 1780), mother of 8

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At 3:34pm on July 14, 2013, Sandy Burton said…

I have seen the possibility of John Benedict being married more than once, but have never been 100% certain of his wives and parents either. 

I did print out a page from a record in Ancestry, "Kentucky Records, Volume II" page 58, it looks like, it has a listing for "Benedict, John- Bk D.  pg. 385- oldest son, John; son Jacob; wife, Mary Magdalin; sons, Benjamin and Anothony; to Susannah VEAch; Cataron Silvers, Hannah Winifree; extras: John and Jacob Benedict and Wm. Silvers. Written Nov. 7, 1809. Probated Jan 18, 1810."

I do admit I have not seen the actual document, and realize the variety of explanations, plus, it's hard to argue with DNA. I do wish we could get DNA done too, but we will have to wait, I am afraid. Plus my sources are not always well noted, so I'm guessing this is a will record, the Header of my printout from Ancestry says, "Kentucky Court and Other Records".  So yes, I have to do a lot of back tracking to fix my errors. 

Looks like I had jotted down that John and his wife 'may have been buried in Benedict Cemetery' but I do not see them listed in the list on the web page I found for the cemetery (not find a grave). I have been meaning to go there myself and see if all the stones have been photographed, it looks like Cindy Whitis and a couple others took a lot. 

This is my husband's line, he is descended from Jacob Shelby Benedict Sr. and Jr. I have done more looking into some of their other lines, (wives etc), but never got much luck with John, but I do think Detrich (possibly Johann Dietrch?) may have been his father. 

Please, stay in touch, it's always good to work on these things with others. I am still working on many other lines for both my husband and myself. I had communicated with another person awhile back, I think, about this area of family, but will have to find the printout of the email, I don't remember her name.  If you rather use email, just let me know.  

Good to hear from you! 




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