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Re: Obediah Martin Benge, Edmondson, Davis and Fields
Posted by: Anita (ID *****7588) Date: June 08, 2003 at 22:25:45
In Reply to: Re: Obediah Martin Benge, Edmondson, Davis and Fields by Cliff Otos of 1295

I would love to see a picture of Obediah Martin Benge. I have an excellent picture of his grandson, Obediah Benge Edmondson.
I don't know about his being run out of Alabama. He did apply for and receive, about 1812, permission to go among the Cherokee to teach agriculture and animal husbandry. That's around when he went to Alabama. He stayed there until the Cherokees were dispossessed and went to Indian Territory. His children with Elizabeth Ware were mostly married before he left Tennessee, and his children with Sally Fields, many of them, married Indians. His nieces and nephews from John Benge and Wurteh's children of course had to go to Indian Territory, among whom was John Wagonmaster Benge, upon whose land Obediah lived and ran a mill.
Only Obediah and Sally's son, George, remained, and I don't know if he was already in Alabama or if he took Obediah and Sally there with him. He stayed there in DeKalb County until Obediah died. I think George left Alabama then, but I haven't really investigated that, since my interest pretty much ends with Obediah's death. I'll take a look at the message you listed. I have never heard that Obediah was run out of anywhere. I wonder what the basis of this statement is.
Thank you very much.

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