Benton County, Tennessee Genealogy


Early Settlers and Biographies


According to Goodspeed, "There is no county in Tennessee which is better watered than Benton". Early settlers in Benton County built their homes and farmed their lands on the many small creeks in the area. The early county, heavily forested and full of game, offered tremendous opportunity to anybody who was willing to work the land. The following individuals were among the first.


Note: The following tables have been formatted to link to biographies and family histories of those listed. If you have information on a person that is listed without a biography or if you have one you would like to include, email Mike Stockdale. Please include the area your ancestor lived in.


BEAVERDAM CREEK

 

ARNOLD, Wyatt
CARSON, John

CUFF, David
CUFF, James AndrewLASHLEE, Burwell
MELTON, Cooper
PAFFORD, John

PENICK, John
PAFFORD, William

SARRETT, John
SAYLES, James
SETTLE, Daniel

VICK, Americus
VICK,_Christoper_Columbus



BIRDSONG CREEK

 
ANDERSON, John
BUSH, Malchijah
CAMP, George
HATLEY, Edwards
HATLEY, Hardy
HATLEY, Mark

HATLEY, Sherwood
LUPER, Cullen
LYNCH, Anderson
MERRICK, Molton

NOWELL, Cullen
OATSVALL, Charles
TOWNSEND, Joseph
UTLEY, Abel
UTLEY, Burwell
UTLEY, Seth
WALKER, Williams

BURNSIDE CREEK

 
HUDSON, Dawsey
HUDSON, Edward
PERKINS, Ephraim

 

CAMDEN

 
     
ADEN, Winston FRANCISCO, George McDANIEL, John
AYERS, Robert FRANCISCO, Hegwood MORRIS, William P.
BRIDGES, Rhubin FRANCISCO, Peter POPE, Simon
BROWN, Hugh GORDON, James RYE, Thomas Clarke
CAMP, Henry HALEY, Richard Peter SAWYER, Henry
CAPPS, Hillory HAWLEY, Royal TRAVIS, Robert B.
CARNS, Irvin HILL, William WILLIAMS, Dr. Jeptha
CARNS, John JACKSON, John WOODS, William
DAVIDSON, John Wallace McAULEY, William WYATT, William E.

CARROLL COUNTY LINE

COLE, Julius
PRESSON, Allen




CYPRESS CREEK

 

BARKER, Lewis
BARKER, Zachariah
BIVENS, Alexander
COWELL, Joseph
CROCKER, Lilly
HICKS, Jacob
HOLLAND, Benjamin

HOUSE, Joshua
JONES, Thomas
JORDAN, Moses
LEE, James
THOMPSON, William
WILLIAMS, Charles


EAGLE CREEK

 

BARNETT, John
FRY, Joseph

HUBBS, William
MATLOCK, Caswell WHITE, James


HARMONS CREEK

 

MELTON, Thomas Jefferson


HOLLADAY

 
ABBOTT, Henry Franklin
BABER, Francis
BARNETT, Nancy
CAMP, James
FLOWERS, Green

HOLLADAY, John Randolph
HOLLOWELL, Reden
KEE, Thomas Jackson
KING, Wesley
MATHEWS, Joseph
OXFORD, Samuel
WOOD, George

LICK CREEK

 
ROBBINS, Charles
ROBBINS, Daniel, M.

MAYNARD

 
Swindle, Thomas
Swindle, William Anderson
Swindle, Dr. William Thomas

 


McILLWAIN

 

Cain, Henry


REYNOLDSBURG

 
WYLY,Christopher
WYLY,Thomas

RUSHING CREEK

 
BROWNING, Jacob
FLORENCE, Jacob Browning
FLORENCE, Josiah
HERRIN, Beverly
HERRIN, Caleb Abimilick
HERRIN, Ellis
HERRIN, Lemuel
HERRIN, William Elisha

RUSHING, Abel
RUSHING, Dennis
RUSHING, Willis


SULPHER and HARMON CREEKS

 
BENTON, David
BENTON, David (D.W.) Washington
BENTON, Samuel
BULLOCK, Obediah
FARMER, George
GARNER, James
HOLLAND, James
HOLLAND, Richard
MELTON, Joseph
MELTON, Sion
PARKER, Katherine
PHIFER Jr., John
WHEATLEY, Charles

WHEATLEY, William


DISTRICT 2

 
BARNES, Dennis

DISTRICT 3

 

SAUNDERS, Fredinand Phinizy
SAUNDERS, William


DISTRICT 4

 
HICKS, James Riley

DISTRICT 5

 
BATEMAN, Jerimiah John
BEASLEY, William
BOMAR, Robert Jones
ELLIS, Joseph
MADDEN, Samuel M.

DISTRICT 8

 

ALLEN, David Quillen
WATERS, William W.


DISTRICT 9

 
AKERS, Benjamin F.
ALLEN, George Smith
ALLEN, John G.
AKERS, Horace W.
GEORGE, Briton or Britain

UNKNOWN

 

ALLEN, John G.
BEATON, Anguish
BEATON, Malcolm A.
BIRD, Hiram Pendleton
CLEMENT, Stephen
CLEMENT, Stephen Alse
DAVIS, Lucas Eldridge

FORREST, Elijah Arnold
FLORENCE, George William
GREER, James Henderson
KEE Family
MCGILL, William Porter M. D.
ROBBINS, William Bailey
SMYTH, James Max M. D.

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Some of the above information was summarized from Jonathan K.T. Smith's "Benton County
volume of the Tennessee County History Series"
by Memphis State University Press (1979).
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County Coordinator