Henry Edwin Benton

Henry Edwin Benton
April 21, 1838 – January 19, 1901

 

Alternate Spelling: Henry E. Benton
1860 Residence: Cumberland County, NC

Military Record
April 17, 1861 – Enlisted at Cumberland County, NC
1st North Carolina Infantry, Company F
Rank:  Private
November 12-13, 1861 – Mustered out
February 15, 1862 – Enlisted at Cumberland County, NC
36th North Carolina Regiment, 2nd Company C
also known as 2nd North Carolina Artillery, 2nd Company C
Rank: 1st Sergeant
August 9, 1862 – Elected 2nd Lieutenant
September 21, 1864 – Promoted to 1st Lieutenant
January 15, 1865 – Captured at Fort Fisher, NC
Confined at Fort Columbus, NY Harbor
March 5, 1865 – Paroled & Exchanged at City Point, VA

Parents
George Benton 1812-1868
Caroline Spencer 1812

Siblings
Angelo Ames Benton 1836-1912
Robert Agnew Benton 1842-1925
Mary A. Benton 1845
Alice Caroline Benton 1848-1916

Wife
Emaline Murphy Whitaker 1845-1873

Children
Henry Wesley Benton 1865
Kate Benton 1866-1947
Caroline Benton 1869
Alexander Duncan Benton 1871-1944

Wife
Margaret Jane Whitaker 1847-1918

Children
Christian Benton 1875-1945
Augusta Benton 1878-1954
Emaline Benton 1878-1954
George Ruffin Benton 1879-1953
Frank Whitaker Benton 1882-1960
Rosalee Benton 1883
Charles Collins Benton 1887-1960

Burial
Maplewood Cemetery
Wilson, NC