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Descendants of

John David Benge

Philadelphia (Harrison-Hart) Benge


John David "Jackie" Benge
son of
David &Lucinda(Seaborne-Perry) Benge
b: 1797 NC
d: Bef 1860 Clay Co, KY
Philadelphia Ann "Delphia" Harrison-Hart,
on 09 Jan 1817, in Clay Co, KY
daughter of
James Benjamin &Lydia "Liddie"(Bottoms) Harrison
Delphia's 1st husband was Hardy Hart
b: Abt 1800 Cocke Co, TN
d: Bet 1869-1870

Other spellings/derivatives of the surname Benge:
Bange, Bench, Bengay, Bengey, Benjay, Benjey
Binch, Bing, Binge, Bunch, Byng, Bynge.
It is said that the Benge family originated in
Sandwich Village, Kent County, England

Most of the initial lineage info for this page
was found in files at

Jackie's step-daughter
from Delphia's previous marriage to Hardy Hart:
  • (1) Sarah Ann "Sally" Hart
    b: 12 Feb 1816 Laurel Co, KY
    d: 10 Jan 1901 Laurel Co, KY
    m: JOHN YOUNG JOHNSON, on 03 Nov 1829, in Laurel Co, KY
    son of William &Bartheny(Young) Johnson
    grandson of Benjamin &unknown Johnson
    b: Abt 1810 SC
    d: 23 Mar 1882 Laurel Co, KY

    Jackie's & Delphia's
    List of Descendants
  • (1) FNU Benge (male)

  • (2) David "Smiling Dave" Benge
    b: May 1818? Laurel Co, KY
    d: 1906 Clay Co, KY
    buried: Martin Cemetery, Manchester, Clay Co, KY
    m: NANCY ELLEN LINCKS, on 04 Feb 1841, in Clay Co, KY
    daughter of Friedrich "Frederick" &Nancy(Hayes) Lincks
    b: 01 Feb 1822 Clay Co, KY
    d: 17 Mar 1890 Clay Co, KY

  • (3) Martha "Patsy" Harrison Benge
    b: Abt 1820 Clay Co, KY
    d: 1900
    m: #2= JAMES "BAR CREEK JIM" BOWLING, on 26 Feb 1866
    son of Elijah "Bad Eli" &Sarah "Sally"(Anderson) Bowling
    grandson of James &Sally(Blevins) Bowling
    b: 1807 Hawkins Co, TN
    d: 11 Feb 1882
    Patsy was Jim Bowling's 2nd wife; his 1st wife was Mahala Wilson.
    Patsy's sister Eliza married Jim's & Mahala's son Addison Bowling.

  • (4) Lydia Ann "Ludie" Benge
    b: Abt 1821 KY
    d: Abt 1900
    m: JAMES "TIPPY" HOUSE, on 08 May 1843, in Clay Co, KY
    son of John Henderson &Mary "Polly"(Lucas) House
    b: Abt 1824 Clay Co, KY

  • (5) Lucinda Benge
    b: Abt 1822 KY
    d: Aft 1893
    m: JESSE HENRY McWHORTER, on 13 May 1836, in Laurel Co, KY
    son of Elijah &Mary "Polly"(Pigg) McWhorter
    grandson of William &Polly(Fields) Pigg
    b: Abt 1813 Clay Co, KY
    d: Abt 1902

  • (6) Elizabeth Ann "Betsy" or "Betty" Benge
    b: Abt 1829 Clay Co, KY
    m: JAMES HENDERSON "HENSE" HOUSE, on 19 Dec 1844, in Clay Co, KY
    son of William J. "Will" &Dorothy "Dolly"(Walden) House
    b: 1820 Clay Co, KY
    d: Bef 07 Oct 1881, in Clay Co, KY

  • (7) Nancy Ann Benge
    b: Abt 1829 KY
    d: Abt 1850
    m: WILLIAM BIRD, on 26 Dec 1849
    b: Abt 1825
    d: Abt 1857

  • (8) Evaline Benge
    b: 01 Feb 1831 Clay Co, KY
    d: 02 Feb 1918 Laurel or Clay Co, KY
    m: WILLIAM "BILLY" MARTIN, on 04 Sep 1849, in Clay Co, KY
    son of Thomas &Elizabeth Jane(Biggs) Martin
    b: 1831 Hawkins Co, TN
    d: 03 Apr 1896 Laurel or Clay Co, KY

  • (9) Eliza Jane Benge
    b: Mar 1835 Clay Co, KY
    d: 20 Aug 1904
    m: #1=DANIEL/DAVID RICHARD BIGGS, on 01 Jul 1849, in Clay Co, KY
    b: Abt 1830 TN
    d: Bef 1858
    m: #2=ADDISON "ADD" BOWLING, on 03 Jun 1858
    son of James "Bar Creek Jim" &Mahala(Wilson) Bowling
    Addison was Jim Bowling's son by his 1st wife Mahala Wilson;
    Eliza's sister Patsy was Jim's 2nd wife (therefore becoming Addision's step-mother).

  • (10) Melvina Ann "Bina" Benge
    b: Abt 1839 KY
    m: #1=WILLIAM BIRD, on 06 Jul 1852
    b: Abt 1825
    d: Abt 1857
    m: #2=GILMORE HOUSE, on 20 Jun 1857, in Clay Co, KY
    son of William J. "Will" &Dorothy "Dolly"(Walden) House
    b: Abt 1840 Clay Co, KY

  • (11) James Lewis "Jim Crow" Benge
    b: May 1841 Clay Co, KY
    d: Bet 1900-1910
    m: ELIZA "LIZZIE" or "LOUISA" BENGE, on 15 Jul 1858, in Clay Co, KY
    daughter of David "Long Dave" "Bunch" &Mary "Polly"(Abner) Benge
    granddaughter of Betty Benge
    g-granddaughter of David &Lucinda(Seaborne-Perry) Benge
    b: 1842 Clay Co, KY
    James's father John Benge is a brother to
    Lizzie's grandmother Betty Benge; thus,
    James & Lizzie are 2nd cousins-once removed.

    ~Benge Family Photo~

    front row adults:
    Jim &Lizzie(Benge) Benge

    back row left:
    Jim's & Lizzie's son
    Henry Benge

    back row right:
    Jim's & Lizzie's daughter
    Thenie (Benge) Gray

    The baby in Jim's lap is Thenie's child,
    possibly her son Elmer Gray (b: 1902).
    Note that Thenie is pregnant,
    possibly with son Walter Gray (b: 1905).

  • (12) Virginia M. "Jennie""Ginnie" Benge
    b: Abt 1843 Clay Co, KY
    m: #1=WILLIAM "BLUE BUCK" BOWLING, on 05 Aug 1880, in Clay Co, KY
    son of Thomas Jefferson "Jeff" &Susan(Broughton-Cox) Bowling
    grandson of William &Sally(Bowling) Bowling
    g-grandson of James &Sally(Blevins) Bowling
    b: Abt 1838 KY
    d: Aft 1910
    m: #2=GRANVILLE "GRAN or "PEG-LEG" PHILPOT, on 26 Feb 1866
    son of Henderson &Betsy(Hacker) Philpot
    grandson of John &Massie(Spread) Hacker
    b: 10 Feb 1845 Clay Co, KY
    d: 25 Jan 1930 Laurel Co, KY
    Jennie was Granville's 2nd wife.
    His 1st was Margaret Hicks, his 3rd was Millie Byrley.

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