Seeking death documentation (will, obit, tombstone, etc) for the following John (Jackie) Benge family deaths. I am posting this in both Clay and Laurel Counties, because the Benge's lived in Clay Co near Laurel Co:
John (Jackie) Benge died before 1870 in Clay or Laurel Co, KY.
His wife, Philadelphia Harrison died before 1870.
His son, David, died about 1903 in Clay Co.
His brother, William Benge, may have died in 1877 in Clay Co.
His daughter, Melvina, married William Bird, then Gilmore House, and died in Clay Co about 1893.
His sister, Sarah Benge, married George Freeman and may have died about 1860 in Clay Co.
His sister, Nancy Benge, married William Cornett and may have died in Clay Co about 1865.
His sister, Lucinda Benge, married Minion Abner and may have died in Clay Co about 1870.
His daughter, Virginia Benge, married Gran Philpot and may have died in Clay Co about 1870.
His siter, Elizabeth Benge, may have died in Clay Co after 1860.
His son, James 'Crow' Benge may have died in Clay Co after 1900.
His daughter, Martha, married James Robertson and then Jim Bowling and may have died in Clay Co in 1900.
His brother, Lewis Franklin Benge, may have died in Clay Co in 1900.
His daughter, Elizabeth Ann Benge, married James House and may have died in Clay Co after 1900.
Thanks for any help.
Here is what is known of the family:
John (Jackie) Benge, born abt. 1797 in , Madison, KY; died bef. 1870 in , Clay, KY. He married on 9 Jan 1817 in , Clay, KY, Philadelphia Harrison, born abt. 1800 in , Cocke, TN; died bef. 1870 in , Clay, KY, daughter of James Benjamin Harrison and Lydia Bottoms.
Notes for John (Jackie) BENGE
!BIRTH: 'Our Mountain Ancestors', by Glenn M. Moberly
!MARRIAGE: Clay County marriage book #1, Manchester, KY
!CENSUS: 1820 US Census, Clay Co., KY, pg 124, Males: under 10: 1 (David), 16-26: 2 (John and 1 other), Females: under 10: 2 (Sally Ann Hart), 16-26: 1 (Philadelphia). This is definitely our John, but not 100% sure if this is correct, since he may not have had 2 daughters under 10 in 1820.
1830 US Census, Laurel County, KY, Laurel County Hist. Society,
pg.7, Males: 8-10 yrs: 1, 20-30 yrs: 1, 60-70 yrs: 1, Females: under 8 yrs: 1, 8-10 yrs: 4, 30-40 yrs: 1
1840 US Census, Clay County, KY, Clay County Historical Society,
Males: under 5 yrs: 1, 20-30 yrs: 1 (David), 40-50 yrs: 1 (John), Females: under 5 yrs: 2 (Melvina & Eliza), 5-10 yrs: 4 (Evaline, Nancy, Elizabeth and ?), 40-50 yrs: 1 (Philadelphia)
1850 US Census, Clay County, KY, family #676, occupation: farmer,
property value: $900
1860 US Census, Clay Co., KY, family #886, shows a 68 year old John Benge
living with son, David Benge family.
!TAX LIST: 1826 Laurel Co., KY, 200 acres on RCastle water course, total
property value $500
1836 Laurel Co tax list list John Bings
1837, 1840, 1841, 1842, 1843, 1844, 1845, 1846, 1847, 1848, 1849, 1850 Clay County tax list shows John Benge.
!QUERY: 'Branches of Laurel', Feb 1997, Vol XII, no. 1, pg 34
Notes for Philadelphia HARRISON
!CENSUS: 1860 US Census, Clay County, KY, family #887, living with daughter
!MARRIAGE: LDS film #0908142, item #6 (1st & 2nd marriage) and LDS film #0986256 (1st marriage). James Harrison (father?) is given as bondsman for 1st marriage. Lydia Harrison and Jane Reams are listed as witnesses for 2nd marriage.
Children of John (Jackie) BENGE and Philadelphia HARRISON were as follows:
+ 2 i David (Smiling Dave)2 Benge , born abt. 1818 in , Laurel, KY. He married Nancy Ellen Lynks .
+ 3 ii Lucinda2 Benge , born abt. 1822 in , Clay, KY. She married Jesse Henry McWhorter .
+ 4 iii Martha (Patsy)2 Benge , born 15 Feb 1825 in , Clay, KY. She married (1) James Robertson . She married (2) James (Bar Creek Jim) Bowling .
+ 5 iv Lydia Ann2 Benge , born abt. 1826 in , Clay, KY. She married James (Tippy) House .
+ 6 v Elizabeth (Betsie) Ann2 Benge , born 1829 in , Clay, KY. She married James Henderson (Hense) House .
7 vi Nancy2 Benge , born abt. 1831 in , Clay, KY; died abt. 1851. She married on 26 Dec 1849 in , Clay, KY, William Bird , born abt. 1829 in , KY; died bef. 1857. !BIRTH: 'Our Mountain Ancestors', by Glenn Moberly, pg 56 !MARRAIGE: LDS film #0908142, item #6 !CENSUS: 1850 US Census, Clay Co., KY, family #674 !TAX LIST: 1850 Clay Co, KY tax list gives William Bird !DEATH: 'Died in child birth, no kids', Dickey Diaries, roll 3, pg. 2347, 1898. Could this have happened abt 1851? If so, her husband may have remarried to her sister, Melvina.
+ 8 vii Eveline2 Benge , born 1 Feb 1831 in , Clay or Laurel, KY. She married William Martin .
+ 9 viii Eliza Ann P.2 Benge , born Mar 1835 in , Clay or Laurel, KY. She married (1) Daniel (David) Richard Biggs . She married (2) Addison Adam Bowlin .
+ 10 ix Melvina2 Benge , born abt. 1836 in , Clay, KY. She married (1) William Bird . She married (2) Gilmore House .
+ 11 x James (Crow)2 Benge , born May 1841 in , Clay, KY. He married Eliza Benge .
+ 12 xi Virginia (Jennie)2 Benge , born abt. 1843 in , Clay, KY. She married Granville (Pegleg) Philpot .