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Nancy Ann Benham, dau. of John Benham and Mary Hobbs
Posted by: Diane Jones (ID *****9902) Date: August 23, 2002 at 21:09:54
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Could anyone please tell me where the information came from on all the World Connect trees about Nancy Ann Benham marrying Elijah Flannery? Is it possible just one person has speculated this to be so and everyone else picked up on it?
I do not think she married him at all. I believe she is my ggg-grandmother, and married Dr. Thomas Walker in Washington County, VA about 1810. He had been a doctor there for a number of years. They left there and went to Claiborne Co. TN, where their 4 children were born (my gg-grandfather in 1820). About 1837, Thomas and family migrated to Greene Co. MO, then later Dade Co. MO, where Thomas and wife, Nancy died in the 1840's. Oddly enough, they may have been friends or acqaintances with Elijah Flannery as he bought Thomas's property in Dade Co. from him shortly before Thomas died. Thomas's wife was definitely named Nancy, as her name is on another deed they executed. A Walker cousin that I have been corresponding with said her father's great aunt told him years ago that Dr. Thomas Walker's wife was named Nancy Benham. Nancy, the daughter of John Benham and Mary (Polly) Hobbs is the only Nancy Benham that I can find in the right place at the right time. Supposedly Elijah Flannery left Lee County at a young age and somehow it has been inferred that he married Nancy Ann Benham - I don't understand that conclusion and hope someone can clarify for me. I found Elijah still in Lee County in 1830 with a family. In 1840, there is an Elijah Flannery in Howard Co. MO. Does anyone have anything concrete on this they could share? I would sure appreciate it! Thanks.

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