19 March 1772–12 January 1856 (Age 83)
Christ Church, Middlesex, Virginia, United States
When Rev. Benjamin Arnold Brister Sr. was born on 19 March 1772, in Christ Church, Middlesex, Virginia, United States, his father, Thompson Brister Sr, was 30 and his mother, Mary Ann Hockaday, was 30. He married Sarah Dillard on 8 December 1796, in Fauquier, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 12 January 1856, in Monticello, Lawrence, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Lincoln, Mississippi, United States.
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They settled in Ruth, Mississippi in an area known as Bristerville. It was Lawrence Co. until that Co. split. Then it became Lincoln Co. Mississippi was still a territory when they moved there. He …