Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Susannah Jane Benson

Female Bef 1789 - Bef 1830  (< 41 years)


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  • Name Susannah Jane Benson 
    Born Bef 1789  Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Bef 1830  Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I70880  Tree1
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2022 

    Father Benjamin Benson,   b. Bef 1754, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1808, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 54 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne Compton,   b. Aft 1768, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1807, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 37 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F36745  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thomas McPherson,   b. Between 1780 and 1785, Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1849, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married Abt 1809  Durham Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Samuel William Hanson McPherson,   b. Bef 1824, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1846 and 1849, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 22 years)  [natural]
     2. Edmond Sutland McPherson,   b. Bef 1824, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1824 and 1849, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 0 years)  [natural]
     3. William Benson McPherson,   b. 1827, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 24 years)  [natural]
     4. Mary Ann McPherson,   b. Bef 1830, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1849, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 21 years)  [natural]
     5. Eleanor Catharine Benson McPherson,   b. Bef 1830, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1849, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 21 years)  [natural]
     6. Harriet Roseler McPherson,   b. Bef 1830, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1849, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 21 years)  [natural]
     7. Isabella Graham McPherson,   b. Bef 1830, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1849, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 21 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F36768  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • named after Jane Millstead and Susannah Willson

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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AL-12, 1801-1808, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 518.
      Benjamin Benson, Will, February 15, 1808; March 9, 1808
      I, Benjamin Benson of CC, being weak of body but of perfect sound and disposing mind and memory;
      To son William Compton Benson, all the lands of which I may die possessed of, reserving to my daughter Susanna Jane Benson, the use and occupation of one room in my dwelling house, part of the kitchen for and during her single life. Also the following negroes; Eli, Milly, Lewis, Frank, Betty, Wat and Isaac, 3 feather beds and furniture, 9 chairs, 1 small looking glass wood frame, 2 dining tables, 1 ironing tables, and 2 guns.
      To daughter Susanna Jane Benson, the following negroes; Charles, Sam, John, Harry, Grandison, Mortimer, Harriot, Ann, Sarah, Philis and Moll, 1 set of china, 1 dressing table, 1 cupboard, ½ dozen silver tea spoons, 2 silver table spoons, 3 feather beds & furniture with the use and occupation of one room in my dwelling house, part of the kitchen and garden with a sufficiency of firewood. Also all the money due me on bonds and notes.
      To Mary Speake, daughter of Hezekiah and Theodosia Speake, 1 small feather bed and furniture, and 20 pounds.
      Executor: Wilson Smoot, Francis Franklin
      Signed: February 15, 1808 Benjamin Benson
      Wit: Samuel Hanson, Lawson Johnson, William Brawner Jr.

      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      Jan. 25, 1809 - An inventory of the personal estate of Benjamin Benson late of Charles Co., deceased, as reappraised and divided agreeably to the will of said deceased and the property hereunto annexed is that part bequeathed and set apart by the division now made for Susanna Jane Benson (now Mrs. Mcpherson), as well as her part of the unbequeathed property belonging to said estate.
      --Negro man Charles, 30 years old $300
      --Negro man Sam, 23 years old $300
      --Negro man Harry, 28 years old $300
      --Negro woman Moll, 54 years old $35
      --Negro woman Sarah & child, 20 years old $280
      --Negro woman Ann, 22 years old $240
      --Negro woman Philis, 18 years old $240
      --Negro girl Harriet, 3 years old $50
      --Negro boy John, 5 years old $100
      --Negro boy Grandison, 4 years old $85
      --Negro boy Mortimer, 2 years old $50
      --3 feather beds & furniture $75, etc.
      Total value $2626.96
      Appraisers: William Brawner, Jos. Young.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Inventories and Accounts, 1808-1812, pp. 88-90.

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