Sarah Jane Benefiel

Brief Life History of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Benefiel was born on 13 April 1842, in Indiana, United States, her father, Israel Benefiel, was 35 and her mother, Sarah Davidson, was 34. She married Joseph Hunt Jr on 7 December 1862, in Newton, Jasper, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. She lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Independence Township, Nodaway, Missouri, United States in 1880. She died on 22 October 1890, in John Day, Grant, Oregon, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Ritter, Grant, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Hunt Jr
Sarah Jane Benefiel
Marriage: 7 December 1862
Louisa J. Hunt
Nancy Hunt
Anna Hunt
Elizabeth Hunt
Eugenia Hunt

Sources (11)

  • Sarah Hunt in household of John Hunt, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Sarah Jane - Government record: birth-name: Sarah Jane
  • Sarah Jane Benafield, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Benefield . This form of the surname is virtually non-existing in Britain.

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

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