Tamms is in Alexander Co IL.
1900 CENSUS, ALEXANDER CO IL
Elco Precinct, 21 Jun 1900
THEODORE BENEFIELD, b Dec 1854, married 18 years
Etna, wife, b Jul 1862. Mother of 8 children, 6 living.
James, b Aug 1883 (WWI draft card says b 1 Aug 1882)
Emma, b Mar 1886
Walter, age 12 (WWI draft card says b 1 Jan 1888)
Robert, b Jul 1889 (WWI draft card says b 7 Jul 1890)
Letta, b May 1892
William, b Jul 1895
1880 UNION CO IL census shows Theodore "Benyfiel", age 24, in household of James and Nancy Benyfiel. Online Illinois Statewide Marriage Index shows Theo Benefiel married Etna Ferrill 11 Mar 1883 in Union Co IL.
Their marriage license is posted at
Shows Theodore Benefiel and Etna Ann Ferrill were both of Cobden Precinct, Union County. He was listed as 26 years of age and she 21. Marriage performed at home of Emily Ferrill by Elder J. H. Ferrill.
shows Etna Ann Ferrill was daughter of Robert W. Ferrill and wife Emily.
1880 CENSUS, UNION CO IL
Ridge Precinct, page 49A
Jas. BENYFIEL Self M Male W 44 IN Farmer IN IN
Nancy BENYFIEL Wife M Female W 44 IL Keeps House NC NC
Theodore BENYFIEL Son S Male W 24 IL Works On Farm IN IL
Eva BENYFIEL Dau S Female W 15 IL IN IL
Eliza BENYFIEL Dau S Female W 12 IL IN IL
Delilia BENYFIEL Dau S Female W 10 IL IN IL
Alpha BENYFIEL Dau S Female W 8 IL IN IL
Mary BENYFIEL Dau S Female W 6 IL IN IL
Illinois Statewide Marriage Index at
shows James Benefield married Nancy Clutts on 2/11/1855 in Union Co IL. See submissions on this couple at Rootsweb's WorldConnect Project.
Robert W. Ferrill married Emily Jane Ferrill 09/07/1856 in Union Co IL. They were married at the home of Emily's mother, Elizabeth (Anderson) Ferrill, widow of Thomas Ferrill.
James Benefiel's sister Julia Ann Benefiel married Carroll Anderson, nephew of Elizabeth (Anderson) Ferrill. Carroll's mother, Drucilla (Biggs) Anderson, and Thomas Ferrill descended from the Eastwood family of VA and NC. See the Eastwood Genealogy at
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