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William B. Benton (1835-)
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Born: Abt 1835 Tennessee.
Married: Sarah L. Butler (1832-) the daughter of Thomas Butler (1792-1865) and Lavina (1796-1859) on 31 Jan 1856 in Carroll County Tennessee.
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William B. Benton
Abt 1835-



Spouse and Children

      Sarah L. Butler

BENTON, WILLIAM B, Companies D & A, 4th corporal, enlisted for 1 year in Carroll Co, TN on 8/4/62 and mustered at Trent on, TN on 9/24/62 in his mid twenties. He deserted at Saulsbury, TN on 8/15/63 but apparently returned as it was late r removed. Benton re-enlisted in the 7th Tennessee on 1/14/64 and mustered on 6/14/64 into Co A. Not captured with th e regiment at Union City on 3/24/64, he would have spent the spring and summer of 1864 in Columbus, KY and the rest o f the war in Paducah, KY. The rolls do not give a discharge date but the regiment disbanded on 8/9/65 at Nashville. B enton married Sarah McAuley on 1/31/56. He applied for and received an invalid pension in 1880 and died in Knob Lick , MO on 9/12/1917. His 2nd wife, Amanda Benton, received a widow's pension in 1918 while living in St Francois, MO. M R #1571

Sources:

  1. THE 7TH TENNESSEE CAVALRY USA (Originally 2nd West Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry) Peggy Scott Holley