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Looking for a Thomas Benthall in Posey Co. IN,
Posted by: Michael Gough (ID *****0338) Date: March 14, 2008 at 20:44:17
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Dear List: I am trying to prove my GGGrandfather was Thomas Benthall from Carteret County, NC. I believe he moved from Carteret after 1804 and moved to the part of Henderson County, KY that became Union County, KY. About 1837 he sold his land in Kentucky and moved to Posey County, IN.

I have documented my sources below. I am looking for any information about Thomas Benthall in Posey County that will help me wrap this up: Wedding Applications, Tombstone incriptions, Census, etc.



In Carteret County, NC;

March Court 1787,
Thomas Benthal, aged sixteen years, to be bound unto Absolam Shepard.

1800 Census: Carteret County, NC
Benthal, Thomas
1 male 26-44
3 females under 10
1 female 26-44

August Court 1803
A deed from John Benthal, Rebecca Benthal, Jacob Benthal, and Thomas Benthal to Isaac Meador for 76 acres of land, proved by the oath of Leonard Mann.
November Court 1803
A deed from Thomas Benthal, Jacob Benthal and John Benthal to ________ for 141 acres of land on Newport, proved by the oath of Joseph Bell.
> May Court 1804
Deed from Thomas Benthal to the children of John Hibbs, Dec'd, for land on Bogue Sound, proved by oath of David Russell. This is the last Carteret County Court entry I find that mentions Thomas Benthal. I have the Court records up to 1823 so he may have left the County around 1804 or 1805.

In Henderson and Union Counties, KY:

1810 Henderson KY census. Thomas Benthall, 2 males under 10, 3 males 10-16, 1 male 26-45, 1 female 16-20, 1 female 26-45

1820 Henderson, Henderson Co. Census. Not readable but from another source 1 male 45+ 2 females under 10, 1 female under 45. Barb

1820 Union County census, 1male 40+, 2 females under 10, 1 female 40+, 1 marriage, 1 engaged in commerce, 1 read and write

1830 Union County Census
372 Bentle, Thomas
Male Female
10 20 10 20
to to to to
<10 20 40 >40 <10 20 40 >40
00 0 1 5 1 1 0

Taken from Union County, KY, Deed Book A, 1811-1819; Transcribed by Peyton Headey

A-35       April 24, 1811       William Wells                     To: Thomas Benthall
       108 1/2 acres onthe waters of Highland Creek, bordering Peter Peters

A-459       May 26, 1818       Thomas Benthall and his wife Mary       To: William B. Pool
       For $432, Land on Mason's Creek

Taken from Union County, KY, Deed Book B, 1819-1823; Transcribed by Peyton Headey

B-66       March 4, 1819       Benjamin Berry, by R.B. Berry, Atthony in fact and Peter Casey
       To: Thomas Benthall
       For $111 and a horse, Two lots in the town of Francisburg, Lots #34 & 37 and an additional               6 1/2 acres in partial out lots on the back line of town.

Thomas was listed in the 1840 census and had two female children. He and his wife Mary sold land to Matilda Benthall in 1840.

Posey County, KY

On 3/18/1837 a Thomas Benthall bought 40 acres in Posey County, IN

1840 Posey County Census.There is a Thomas Benthall in Black Posey Co. IN, male over 60, 2 females 10-15, 1 female 15-20, 1 female 50-60.

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