Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Earliest Settler That I Have Found

"The earliest settler that I have found that remained living in the L. P. area is Warren Magruder Benton. I have found him here and there in lots of stuff while I do my East Carroll research. If you have any information researched that shows otherwise, please let me know." Sandy Moore

Headstone Inscription:
Benton, Warren M. 1798 - Feb. 1, 1873 -
born in Scott Co. KY ~
A citizen of Carroll Parish 50 years.

Warren M. Benton came from Georgia in 1837.
(1st marriage) He married Lucy Hunt. They had a daughter named Sarah Elizabeth Benton, and a son named Erasmus, born about 1820. Erasmus married Mary Matilda Reeves in 1838 in Montgomery Co, AL. Erasmus had a son named George Warren Benton. Erasmus died in 1858, and then Mary Matilda married James M. Climer in East Carroll in 1861 and moved to Hill co., Tx. about 1867. Lucy died in Georgia.

Warren married (2nd marriage) was in Carroll Parish. She was Martha Bass, daughter of Job Bass and Maria Richardson Bass of Look-Out Plantation who had been married twice before. A daughter was born to the Bentons and was named Alice.

1840 Carroll Parish Census:
Benton, Warren M.
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Martha A. Bass Benton died in December, 1843. At Martha's death, her husband, Warren M. and her brother James A. Bass, were named as executors of the will and were to manage the estate which had been left to her two minor daughters.

(3rd marriage) Miss Royall, of Texas. Born to this union were two daughters, Mary Louise Benton and Sarah "Sally" Benton.

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