Benjamin F. DANLEY born 1835 in Moore County, North Carolina
In researching the DANLEY lines over a span of many years several individuals remain a mystery. Where are they? Why can't I find them? Benjamin F. DANLEY is certainly one of these brick walls.
There is a small paper trail of papers relating to Benjamin.
- The first census record which shows him by name is the 1850 Walker County Georgia census. He is shown as a fifteen year old male living with his mother, one brother Atlas and two sisters, Frances and Elizabeth. This entire family relocated to Greene County, Arkansas.
- After this move from Georgia to Arkansas, Benjamin continued to live with his brother Atlas and his family (1860 Greene County Arkansas Census).
- Benjamin was a landowner in Greene County, Arkansas. He purchased his land on 1 October 1860 at the Batesville, Arkansas Land Office. On that same day his brother Atlas purchased land there as did his brother-in-law Nathaniel Bowling.
- Legal description of Benjamin's first Arkansas land purchase is the following:
- 1 SWSE Sec24 Twp 17-N range 4-E N 5 Principal Meridian 40 Greene County, AR
- Documents at the Greene County Arkansas courthouse reflect the fact that Benjamin continued to buy and sell land.
- The Civil War erupted in the 1860's and many men from Greene County, Arkansas joined the cause. Benjamin F. DANLEY was one of them. At the age of 27 years, Benjamin F. DANLEY enlisted to serve as a Pvt., Co F, 5th Regiment Trans-Miss Ark Inf. - 30th Regiment Arkansas Infantry. This unit was commanded by Captain Kuykendall and saw action for three months. Where did Benjamin F. DANLEY go after this three months service? Did he join another unit?
- Benjamin's Mother Rebecca DANLEY died in Greene County Arkansas on 18 February 1864. The land that Benjamin owned was mentioned in the will of his Mother Rebecca DANLEY and given to her daughter.
- Rebecca DANLEY did not mention her son Benjamin in her will. Why?
What happened to Benjamin F. DANLEY? I look forward to any responses to this brick wall.
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