Mary Benefield

Female19 November 1839–14 January 1907

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Benefield was born on 19 November 1839, in Indiana, United States, her father, Jesse J. Benefiel, was 40 and her mother, America Nash, was 28. She married Thomas B Eaton on 21 November 1861, in Sullivan, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Sullivan, Sullivan, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Washington, District of Columbia, United States in 1900. She died on 14 January 1907, in Sullivan, Indiana, United States, at the age of 67.

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Thomas B Eaton
Mary Benefield
Marriage: 21 November 1861
Leonard Francis Eaton
Lansis L. Eaton
Frederick L. Eaton
Helen L Eaton
William Claude Eaton
Idonia L. Eaton
Rush Eaton

Sources (16)

  • Mary Benefield, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Benefiel, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Mary C Benefield in entry for Rush Eaton and Beulah Gertrude Parks Raab, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 November 1861Sullivan, Indiana, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

    Age 2

    The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.


    Age 3

    Historical Boundaries: 1842: Sullivan, Indiana, United States


    Age 24

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (Kent): variant of Benfield .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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