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Benjamin Echols[1]

Male 1734 - 1828  (94 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Echols 
    Born 1734  , King and Queen, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1790  , Franklin, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1801  , Franklin, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1807  , Franklin, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1819  , Franklin, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died Jan 1828  , Monroe, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I524  Master
    Last Modified 3 Nov 2015 

    Father Richard Echols,   b. 1706, Old Point Comfort, Hampton, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1778, , Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Catherine Caty Evans,   b. 1718, , Caroline, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1766, , Halifax, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 1740  , , Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F132  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sabra Hendrick,   b. 1735, , King and Queen, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1818, , Franklin, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 1755  , King and Queen, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Richard Echols,   b. 1756, , , Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1856  (Age 100 years)  [Natural]
     2. John Echols,   b. 1758, , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1829, Union, Union, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [Natural]
     3. Benjamin II Echols,   b. 1760, , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1856, , Union, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)  [Natural]
    +4. Lucy Echols,   b. 1762, , Halifax, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1847, Rome, Floyd, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [Natural]
     5. Betsy Elizabeth Echols,   b. 1764, , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     6. Sally Echols,   b. 1766, , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1866  (Age 100 years)  [Natural]
     7. Kitty Echols,   b. 1768, , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1868  (Age 100 years)  [Natural]
     8. John Echols,   b. Abt 1781, , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1881  (Age ~ 100 years)  [Natural]
    +9. Benjamin Echols,   b. 1 Mar 1785, , , Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1870  (Age 85 years)  [Natural]
    Last Modified 3 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F6579  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1734 - , King and Queen, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1755 - , King and Queen, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1790 - , Franklin, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1801 - , Franklin, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1807 - , Franklin, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1819 - , Franklin, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Jan 1828 - , Monroe, Mississippi, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Benjamin Echols, Early Settler
      In 1784 Franklin County's northern border divided the Cherokee Indian Land from the newly formed county. This county was still a wilderness when the first settlers arrived and they had hard work clearing and building their log homes. The Superior Court for the new land chose the home of Warren Philpot to be the site for the first courts, but in February 1787, the site was changed to the home of Benjamin Acles ( Echols) and this became the location for the first courts. The courthouse was built in 1793.

      Benjamin married his cousin Sabra Hendrick around 1755 and they had eight children. Benjamin and his family lived on Estanolle Creek in Franklin County, Georgia which was an area with rich farm land. In 1788 he became the Justice of Peace and held this position for several years. Many land deeds can be found where he buys and sells land and in 1806 he is living adj. his daughter Sabra and her husband Ambrose Downs on Estanolle Creek.

      His wife, Sabra died in 1818 and the next year he left Georgia to live with his son, John who lived in Monroe County, Mississippi. John became the administrator of his father's will in 1828. The papers mention that he paid Isaac Dyche for moving him and a family of slaves from Jackson County, Ga. ( Jackson County was taken from Franklin County). He was buried in Mississippi.

  • Sources 
    1. [S794] Ancestry Family Trees, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.), Ancestry Family Tree.
      http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=84360378&pid=70

    2. [S774] U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Document: Telamon Cuyler Collection, Manuscript #1170 [Hargrett Library, University of Georgia]; Call Number: Box 42, Folder 2; Page Number: 2; Family Number: 8.

    3. [S817] Georgia, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc).