The Benton-Lane Genealogy

Senator Harry Lane and Thomas Hart Benton

I am the historian of the Benton and Lane families.

The wife of Joseph Lane, and grandmother of Harry Lane, married Nathanial Hart who is kin to Thomas Hart who is kin to Senator Thomas Hart Benton, the father of Jessie Benton, who married, John Fremont ‘The Pathfinder’ who was the first Presidential candidate for the Republican Party. These folks are in my Family Tree via my niece, Drew Benton. The Hart and Lane families are related. This is why John Breckenridge chose Joseph Lane as his running mate. The Hart family of Kentucky were partners of Daniel Boone. They owned over a million acres. If the Confederacy had won the Civil War, the Oregon Territory would belong to this family. Now I understand why Senator Benton played both sides of the street. His genetics couldn’t lose. This is America’s foremost family. Slavery was trying to take hold in Oregon.

John Presco

13. Nathaniel HART. Died About 1820 in Henderson, Henderson Co. KY. He married Mary “Polly” PIERCE. Died 10 Aug 1870 in Douglas, Oregon. Buried in OR. They had the following children:

  1. Nathaniel HART

Saturday, August 20, 1870 Oregon State Journal (Eugene, OR) Volume: 7 Issue: 27 Page: 3

We hear that Mrs. Gen. Lane died at her home in Douglas county, near Roseburg this week. She has been in feeble health for a number of years. Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer* ———————

When Polly was young she witnessed her family killed in an Indian Massacre, this was about 1810-1812 along the Ohio River most likely in Kentucky. She jumped into a canoe and floated down the river to John Hart and Patience Lanes cabin. She was about 10-12 years of age. The Harts raised her, after they found Polly’s family had been killed. Which included her mother, step father by the name of Pierre, two younger siblings. Her older brother was never found.

Polly first married Nathaniel Hart in 1820 in Henderson Co, KY. He died in 1820 along with his father John Hart. John is buried at the Book Cemetery in Henderson Co, KY. Polly and Nathaniel had one child named Nathaniel Hart JR. The Hart’s raised him.

In 1821 Polly married Joseph Lane, son of John Lane and Elizabeth Street. Polly and Joseph went on to have 8 children. They lived in Vanderburgh Co, Indiana and then later moved to Douglas Co, Or where they both died and our buried.

Bio by Heather W Bowers

  1. John B. HART. Born About 1763/1764 in NC. Died After Oct 1821 in Henderson, KY. Buried in Book Cemetery, Henderson Co., Henderson, KY. He married Patience LANE, 1785 in Johnson, NC. Born 28 Mar 1765 in Wake, NC. Died in Henderson, KY. Buried in Book Cemetery Henderson KY. They had the following children:
  1. Nathaniel HART
  2. Thomas HART
  3. John Jackson HART
  4. Ann or Nancy Morgan HART
  5. Kezia HART
  6. Rebecca HART
  7. Susannah or Susan HART
  8. Rhoda HART
  9. Mary HART
  10. Benjamin Franklin HART
  11. Amelia HART

Descendants of Jesse Lane – Family Card

Benjamin HART

Jesse LANE(Jul 3, 1733 – Oct 28, 1806)


Benton Genealogy

at Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site

The Bentons were originally established in Lincolnshire England. A branch of the family went to South Wales. In 1731, three brothers, Benton, came from Wales to America. They intended to settle on Chesapeake Bay, but contrary winds drove the ship south, and the brothers landed on Albermarle Sound, North Carolina, whence they went to the uplands and settled at Hillsboro, Orange County, N.C. These brothers were Samuel, Abner, and Jesse. The latter never married. Abner married in Wales, Samuel in North Carolina. This sketch has to do with Abner Benton and heirs. To him was born Jesse B. and Catherine. The latter never married, both born in North Carolina U.S.A. Jesse B. Benton was sent to England and educated. On his return from England, he was appointed (by the Crown), Secretary to the Lord Tryon, Governor of the Province. Afterwards an ugly British General in the Revolutionary War, Jesse B. Benton broke with his chief in the War for American Independence, and was an officer in the American Patriot Army. He, Jesse B. Benton, was married during the War for Independence to Ann Gooch, the daughter of a disreputable English officer under Lord Tryon. Her mother was named Hart and was American born, and Ann Gooch always said, “I came from a family of Harts.” Her cousin Col. Nathaniel Hart was killed at the “River Raisin”, in a battle with British and Indians, during the War of 1812. To the union between Jesse B. Benton and Ann Gooch, there was born Thomas Hart [the Senator], Jesse, Samuel, Nathaniel, Susan, and Catherine Benton. Susan and Catherine never married. In 1793, at the age of 46, Jesse B. Benton died at Hillsboro, N.C.

In 1796, the year Tennessee was admitted to the Union, Jesse B. Benton’s widow Ann, with her family, moved to Tennessee, and settled some forty miles south of Nashville, on land provided by her husband during his life. In 1800 Ann Benton’s sons Thomas H. and Nathaniel returned to North Carolina and entered the State school at Chapel Hill. Neither of them graduated. Of the four brothers Thomas H., Jesse, Samuel, and Nathaniel, the following facts are worthy of record: Samuel married in 1808, a Miss Grundy, and raised six children all born in Carroll County, West Tennessee. Four of these were boys, Nathaniel, Abner, Thomas H., and Samuel (the latter twins) and Catherine and Sarah. Catherine never married. The elder, Nat, went to California and reared a family. Abner died in youth. Thomas H. settled in Iowa, was a Democrat, was a Colonel and Brig. General in the U.S. Army during the Civil War. Was father of Maria Benton, a brilliant woman who married Ben Cable of Illinois and is living. Samuel settled in Holly Springs, Mississippi, reared a family, was twice a Whig Candidate for Congress, was a Confederate Colonel and brevet Brigadier General, was wounded at Resaca, Ga., and died in 1864. Sarah married a Brandt, reared a family and lived and died in St. Louis. Jesse, son of Jesse B. and Ann Benton, married in middle Tennessee, Mary (Polly) Childress, both of whom in old age died near Nashville without children. Thomas Hart, the eldest son was a member of the Tennessee Legislature, a lawyer and a Lieut. Colonel in the War of 1812. An unfortunate break between Generals Jackson, Carroll and Coffee, and Thos. H., Jesse and Nathaniel Benton brothers, resulted in a street duel in Nashville, in September 1813, in which General Jackson and General Carroll were both shot. In 1814 Thos. H. and Nathaniel moved to the Territory of Missouri. Thos. Hart Benton was elected one of the two first United States Senators for Missouri, and served thirty consecutive years, followed by two years in the lower House of Congress. After becoming a Senator he married a daughter of Governor McDowell of Virginia. To this union were born: Sarah, Mary, Jesse Ann, Elizabeth, and Randolph Benton. The latter died in his minority. Sarah married Baron Bolieau, French Minister to the U.S. in the forties, and was the mother of the celebrated artist Philip Bolieau later of New York, now deceased. Mary married a Mr. Jacobs of Jefferson County, Kentucky, an extensive Planter. Jesse Ann married Jon C Fremont, a U.S. Lieutenant of French descent, and afterwards the California Pathfinder, and later in 1856 the first Republican Candidate for President, against James Buchanan, and was not supported by Col. Benton, his father-in-law. Fremont was a Major General U.S.A. in the Civil War. Fremont and Jesse Ann Benton, had born to them John C. (who was a U.S. Naval Captain), and Lilly, who never married but lived to be sixty years old. John C. Jr., died a Captain and has a son John C. now a Captain in the U.S. Navy, and two girls not married. Elizabeth married Commodore Jones, U.S.N. and died in Florence, Italy in 1903.

Nathaniel Benton (our direct ancestor), was born in February 1788, in Hillsboro, Orange County, North Carolina, moved with his mother and family to middle Tennessee in 1796, spent afterwards two years in the North Carolina University and in 1810 married Dorothy Myra Branch, daughter [cousin] of Governor Branch of North Carolina. To this union were born Nathaniel in 1811, Alfred in 1814, Columbus in 1819, Abner in 1816, Susan in 1822, Thomas Hart in 1825, Rufus in 1829, and Maecenas in 1831. Nathaniel and Alfred were born in middle Tennessee; Abner, Columbus and Susan were born in Jefferson County, Missouri; Thomas Hart, Rufus and Maecenas were born in Dyer County, Tennessee. The elder of this family Nat Benton, spent two years at West Point Military Academy, resigned, and with his mother’s family (his father Nat Benton having died in 1833) moved to Texas in October 1835, and settled on the Brazos, near Waco. In February 1836, Nat Benton together with his brother Alfred joined the army of General Sam Houston for the liberation of Texas from Mexican domination. Nat Benton however, accidentally shot himself in the foot, and came near passing away. Alfred Benton and Ben McCulloch were with Houston at San Jacinto and helped in Texas Independence in 1836. Nat Benton in 1837 returned to Tennessee and married Harriet, the sister of Henry and Ben McCulloch. To this union was born Benjamine Eustace Benton. Nat Benton’s wife died in 1845. In 1853 Nat Benton and son left Dyersburg, Tennessee and went to Texas. Both he and his son Eustace were in the Texas Rangers, and while so engaged Eustace was badly wounded, losing one eye. Captain Nat Benton married again during the’50s to a Miss Harris and children were born to this marriage, but the family history to which I had access did not state how many children, nor where the second Mrs. Benton died.

Nat Benton was a soldier in the Confederate army attaining the rank of Colonel, and was badly wounded at Port Hudson. He returned to Sequing Texas, and lived there till his death which occurred in 1873. His son Capt. Ben Eustace Benton married during the Civil War on April 15 1863, Miss Margaret C. Walker, daughter of General B.W. Walker, and to this union was born Miss Eulalia Benton now living in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Capt Ben E. Benton died at Pine Bluff, Arkansas June 13 1914.

Alfred Benton, second son of Nat and Dorothy M. Benton, after serving in the war for Texas Independence, died in Texas in 1838. Abner the third son, married Mary Ann Wardlaw of Ripley, Lauderdale County, Tenn., and to this union were born eleven children. Fannie, the eldest, married Tom W. Neal at Dyersburg, had two children. Ella N. Crook, now of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Lillian Simpson, and died in 1880. Alfred lives in Louisville, Ky., Ed at Trenton, Tennessee, Hattie at Memphis, Annie at Dyersburg, Tenn., and Minne at Memphis, others all dead. Columbus Benton died in infancy. Susan married one Boggess, had eleven children, none of whom are living to my knowledge, and she died in June 1885.

Thos H. Benton Jr, son of Nat and Dollie Benton, married Mary Ellen Eason, whose father was Carter T. Eason, and mother Ellen, daughter of Gen. Daniel Morgan who defeated Tarleton at the “Cow Pens”. To this union were born Maecenas E., Mary Ellen, Nat (both the latter died in infancy), Jesse Ann, Thomas H. (both of whom died when about grown), Dollie who married Frank E. Miller and had one child named Mary Ruth Miller. Dollie Benton Miller died May 1895. Samuel Abner born in 1863 died in 1894, and Fannie May, who married E.L. Logan and has had two children, Sam Benton and Ernestine. They live in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Maecenas E. Benton, the eldest of this family is a lawyer, born in Obion County, Tennessee, removed to Missouri in 1869. Was two terms State’s attorney, one term as State Representative, one term United States Attorney, and five terms a member of Congress. He was married in 1888 to Elizabeth Wise of Waxahachie, Texas and of Kentucky parentage. To whom were born Thomas Hart [the artist], Mary Elizabeth, Nathaniel Wise, and Mildred Benton, all now grown.

Rufus and Maecenas, the youngest of the children of Nat and Dorothy Benton and brothers of Nat, Abner, and Thomas H., died in youth.

This statement covers the direct line from Abner Benton the Englishman who came to America in 1731, down to and including all of the present generation of whom the writer has any knowledge.

Compiled by Maecenas E Benton of Neosho, Missouri from old family records, from Dorothy Myra Benton’s family bible and from his personal knowledge.

While practicing law, Benton often argued cases against Charles Lucas, a competing attorney. During a heated argument in court in 1817, Benton believed Lucas insulted his honor. He challenged Lucas to a duel, and the pair met on Bloody Island near St. Louis. While the duel ended with no serious injuries, Benton was still upset and requested another duel. In the second duel, Benton killed Lucas with a gunshot to the heart. After this tragic incident, Benton vowed never to duel again.

BENTON, NATHANIEL (1811–1872). Nathaniel Benton, Texas Ranger, Confederate cavalry officer, county judge, and teacher, was born in 1811 in Tennessee, son of Nathaniel and Dorothy M. (Branch) Benton. He attended two years of training at West Point, but after his father’s death, he joined his mother and her family en route to Texas in October 1835. They settled near Waco on the Brazos River. During the Texas Revolution, Benton and his brother Alfred fought in Sam Houston‘s army. Benton’s career with Houston’s army was cut short when he accidentally shot himself in the foot and almost died. His brother Alfred went on to fight at San Jacinto.

In 1837 Benton traveled back to Tennessee to marry Harriet McCulloch, the sister of Texas revolutionary Ben McCulloch. They settled in Dyersburg, Tennessee. They had one son, Benjamin Eustace. His wife died in 1845, and he and his son moved to Guadalupe County, Texas. In 1849 he moved to California seeking fortune in gold but was disappointed by that state’s prospects and returned to Texas. In 1855, while Benton and his son were Texas Rangers under the command of Capt. James Hughes Callahan, they engaged in a battle with Lipan Apaches and Kickapoos. Benjamin was severely wounded in the eye but later recovered.

Sometime in the 1850s Benton married for a second time to Jane Harris, a native of Tennessee, and they lived near Seguin in Guadalupe County. She died in 1861.

Once the Civil War erupted, Benton raised a company of Texas mounted riflemen. Two days later, this company was mustered into service in the Confederate Army as Company B of the Thirty-Sixth Texas Cavalry. Shortly after being mustered, Benton was promoted to lieutenant colonel of the regiment on June 1, 1862. His company was assigned to the Trans-Mississippi Department. He was severely wounded at the April 12–13, 1864, battle of Blair’s Landing and as a result lost his right arm. Other sources claim that his wound was a result of the siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana, during the summer of 1863. Despite the discrepancy, Benton’s military career ended when he surrendered along with his unit in June 1865. He was subsequently paroled on August 13, 1865. He returned to Seguin where he was elected county judge and taught school. He was a Methodist and a Democrat. He died April 13, 1872, at the home of his brother-in-law General Henry McCulloch in Seguin and is buried in Vaughan Cemetery, Seguin.


Benton Genealogy (, accessed June 5, 2006. DeWitt Colony Militia
Captains (, accessed January 21, 2011. A Twentieth Century History of Southwest Texas (2 vols., Chicago: Lewis, 1907).

Jesse Benton married Anne Gooch who allegedly kin to Baron William Gooch, via his brother Rev. Thomas Gooch, who was Queen Anne’s personal minister. William had many military credentials including fighting under John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough in his campaigns in the Low Countries. Anne and John Churchill are kindred of William and Harry Windsor via the Stewart Spencer family. The Gooch family are in the Peerage, a Gooch Barony established with William Gooch the Governor of Virginia.

Genealogists are confused about these links to the Gooch Baronets. I believe this is because Jesse Benton, and John Hart were straddling the fence between the Loyalists and the Rebels. The Hart family married a Gooch as well. The Hart-Bentons were close to Lord Tryon, and it is not clear whose side they were on in the Regulators War. I would suspect they sided with Lord Tryon and thus they were suspect when the Revolutionary War broke out. The dialogue over the Hartford Mill, suggests the Harts were expelled as Loyalists, then came back to marry into the Benton family who had severed ties with England.

The Loyalists were a wealthier class, they true capitlalists, thus, the propganda that this Democracy was founded for the protection of capitalists – is false! Britain is the Capitol of Colonial Capitalists who backed the idea of aExploiting Empire. Senator Thomas Hart Benton is the author of ‘Manifest Destiny’ thus one could say he knew he was of the Peerage.

Jon Presco

According to Calhoon,[15] Loyalists tended to be older and wealthier, but there were also many Loyalists of humble means. Many active Church of England members became Loyalists. Some recent arrivals from Britain, especially those from Scotland, had a high Loyalist proportion. Loyalists in the southern colonies were suppressed by the local Patriots, who controlled local and state government. Many people — including former Regulators in North Carolina — refused to join the rebellion, as they had earlier protested against corruption by local authorities who later became Revolutionary leaders. The oppression by the local Whigs during the Regulation led to many of the residents of backcountry North Carolina sitting out the Revolution or siding with the Loyalists.[15]
In areas under rebel control, Loyalists were subject to confiscation of property, and outspoken supporters of the king were threatened with public humiliation such as tarring and feathering, or physical attack. It is not known how many Loyalist civilians were harassed by the Patriots, but the treatment was a warning to other Loyalists not to take up arms. In September 1775, William Drayton and Loyalist leader Colonel Thomas Fletchall signed a treaty of neutrality in the interior community of Ninety Six, South Carolina.[16] For actively aiding the British army when it occupied Philadelphia, two residents of the city would be executed by returning Patriot forces.

Some work on locating Maddocks Mill on the Eno River
A Visit to Maddocks Mill and Hart Ford?
[Click any of the images to see an enlarged version] “Old Mattocks Mill”, the site where Regulators planned the plans that went awry and led to the Battle of Alamance is just west-northwest of Hillsborough, NC near the confluence of McGowans Creek and the Eno River, on the southwest corner of that intersection. It is likely that the dam powering the mill crossed the Eno a few yards downstream from the confluence and, depending on the length of the head race, that would put the mill a few yards plus some below the confluence. The site is now under “Corporation Lake”, an Orange-Alamance water source, and invisible. A worker at the nearby water processing plant said that during low water the dam can be seen in the lake bottom. It is said that the lake is almost completely silted up so, if they ever dredge the silt out of the lake, maybe we’ll get a more precise location and a chance to map this important historic site.

Because Regulator meetings occurred at his mill, to save his neck the owner, Joseph Mattock, gave the mill site to then Governor Wm Tryon. Tryon in turn gave it to one of his local loyal supporter, Thomas Hart. Mattock then led the Quakers of Eno Meeting (iincluding President Carter’s ancestors) to Georgia.

Some will recall that Hart and Benton both were involved with Judge Richard Henderson in the questionable purchase of Cherokee lands during the time of the Regulation. Henderson, Hart and Benton also played leading roles in the anti-Regulator movement in support of Governor Tryon’s clique. Jesse even spent some time as the Governor’s private secretary when he assume governorship of New York, but quickly returned to Carolina before the Revolutionary war. In fact, according to one of his scions, the noted polymath from UNC, Archibald Henderson, Judge Henderson may have aided the suppression of the Regulators so as to encourage Regulators to move west to lands purchased by the Judge, the Harts, Benton and others in modernKentucky and Tennessee.

With the governor’s gift to Thomas Hart, Mattocks Mill became Harts Mill, and the area around it became Hartford. Hart, a visionary along the lines of Judge Henderson, envisaged a planned community at Hartford, and he applied to the colony for the first college charter in North Carolina. The charter was granted for Hartford Academy and a headmaster hired. The doors opened in 1776. The headmaster was a Tory, and Hart himself was at best a lukewarm patriot, so the academy immediately closed. Hart moved to Maryland, apparently a healthier climate for Americans unenthusiastic about the revolution. He left the mill in the hands of Jesse Benton, his son-in-law and subordinate in various business ventures. Jesse, the father of Thomas Hart Benton, died trying to make a go of the mill complex. The painter, Thomas Hart Benton, famous for his New Deal murals and oils celebrating the noble folk of the great plains and mines was a grand nephew of some degree to the original of that name.

While he camped at Hillsborough, Revolutionary War General Cornwallis lost a detachment of twenty-some troops sent to grind meal and guard the Hart/Benton mill. A militia band led by Captain Joseph Graham attacked the mill and destroyed both the mill and British picket. This probably convinced the British that Hillsborough wasn’t nearly the safe resort they had hoped it would be and they left for friendlier parts and more functional mills soon thereafter.

In the vicinity of the old mill can be seen roadbeds that once led to the mill, at least one house site that may or may not relate to the mill (only archaeological testing will tell). Yet to be found and mapped are a ford and other remainders from these long ago days. The stone outcrops mentioned by Captain Graham may yet be found too.

Notes on the parties mentioned: Thomas Hart moved from Maryland to Kentucky, on to some of the land given to the Transylvania Company in recompense for its legally dubious settlement in the area of that state. He became a community leader and expired in good grace, his lack of Revolutionary fervor and his abuse of Regulators apparently were no bar to forgiveness. Jess Benton, as noted, died at Hartford.

Thomas Hart Benton at about age 17 went to UNC. He was caught stealing from his classmates, disgraced and ejected from the school. He moved to Tennesssee with his mother and siblings perhaps to escape the shame, perhaps to simply capitalize on the few crumbs of land unclaimed by his fathers creditors. He and his brothers fought what some called a duel but what really sounds like a simple gunfight with Andrew Jackson’s gang, and seriously wounded Ol’ Hickory. The Bentons then relocated to Missouri (Daniel Boone’s final settling place) where Thomas became a US Senator and served with and cooperated with Jackson.

The British troops killed and captured at Harts Mill and Graham’s militiamen who killed and captured them were finally commemorated with a history-on-a-stick plaque near the battle site, on Highway 70 just west of Hillsborough, NC and the Eno.

We’ll keep looking for artifacts of this fascinating little piece of American history.

Thomas Lane

Birthplace: Long Bennington, Newark, Lincolnshire, England
Death: January 05, 1709 (78)
Surry County , Province of Virginia
Immediate Family: Son of Richard Lane and Alice Lane
Husband of Elizabeth Jones Lane and Elizabeth Jones Lane
Father of William Lane; Mary Lane; Drewsiller Lane; Garrett Lane; Faith Lane and 5 others
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Sir William Gooch, 1st Baronet

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Sir William Gooch, 1st Baronet (21 October 1681 – 17 December 1751), born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, and died in London, served as Governor of Virginia from 1727 through 1749. Technically, Gooch only had the title Royal Lieutenant Governor, but the nominal governors, George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney, and Willem Anne van Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle, were in England and did not exercise much authority. Gooch’s tenure as governor was characterized by his unusual political effectiveness. One of his greatest successes was the passage of the Tobacco Inspection Act of 1730. The Act called for the inspection and regulation of Virginia’s tobacco, the most important crop of the colony. Tobacco planters were required to transport their crop to public warehouses where it was inspected and stored. The Act raised the quality of Virginia’s tobacco and reduced fraud; this greatly increased the demand for Virginia tobacco in Europe.
Gooch’s military policy focused on protecting the western territory from Native Americans and French encroachment. He promoted the settlement of the Shenandoah Valley in order to buffer the rest of the colony from Indian attacks, and to prevent the French from settling the land.
He had many military credentials including fighting under John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough in his campaigns in the Low Countries and with Admiral Edward Vernon in his expedition against Cartagena, New Grenada (now in Colombia) as part of the War of Jenkins’ Ear. During King George’s War, Gooch received an appointment as brigadier-general in charge of the army raised to invade Canada, but declined. Gooch was made a baronet in 1746 and a major general in 1747. Also in 1747, Gooch made a speech condemning all religious groups aside from the established Church. However, in 1738, Gooch had given a group of Presbyterians the right to settle new territory under the conditions of the English Act of Toleration. In 1749, Gooch left Virginia and returned to England.
Gooch married Rebecca Staunton (for whom Staunton, Virginia is named), the daughter of a squire in Middlesex, England. The two had a son named William who grew up in Williamsburg. William became a naval officer, but died of the “bloody flux” at the age of 26, shortly before his parents returned to England.
Gooch honored himself with the naming of Goochland County, Virginia in 1727.

William W Gooch, son of Thomas Gooch and Unknown Dudley , was born 1729 in Hanover County, Virginia Colonies. He married Keziah Ann Hart abt. 1744 in Virginia Colonies. He died December 22, 1802 in Caswell County, North Carolina. Keziah Ann Hart, daughter of Thomas Hart and Susannah Rice , was born abt. 1725 in Virginia Colonies. She died abt. 1760 in Virginia Colonies.

Children of William W Gooch and Keziah Ann Hart are:
1. William Gooch, b. 1750
See William Gooch & Sarah Sally Kerr
2. Mary Gooch, b. May 30, 1745
See John Snead & Mary Gooch
3. Elizabeth Gooch, b. 1755
See William Kimbrough & Elizabeth Gooch
4. Nancy Ann Gooch, b. 1758
See Jesse Benton & Nancy Ann Gooch
5. James Gooch, b. 1760
See James Gooch & Elizabeth Kelly
Other Marriages for William W Gooch:
See William W Gooch & Francis Rice

Jesse Benton, son of Samuel Benton and Francis Kimbrough , was born abt. 1755 in North Carolina. He married Nancy Ann Gooch abt. 1777 in Caswell County, North Carolina. He died in August, 1791 in Orange County, North Carolina. Nancy Ann Gooch, daughter of William W Gooch and Keziah Ann Hart , was born 1758 in Hanover County, Virginia Colonies. She died January 03, 1838 in Saint Louis, Saint Louis County, Missouri.

Children of Jesse Benton and Nancy Ann Gooch are:
1. Senator Thomas Hart Benton, b. March 14, 1782
See Senator Thomas Hart Benton & Elizabeth McDowell
2. Margaret Benton, b. 1778

3. Mary Benton, b. 1780

4. Jesse Benton, b. 1783
See Jesse Benton & Mary Childress
5. Samuel Benton, b. 1785
See Samuel Benton & Mary Hunter
6. Nathaniel Benton, b. 1786
See Nathaniel Benton & Dorothy Branch
7. Nancy Ann Benton, b. 1788

8. Susannah Benton, b. 1791

John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, Prince of Mindelheim, KG, PC ( /ˈmɑrlbərə/, often /ˈmɔːlbrə/;[2] 26 May 1650 – 16 June 1722 O.S),[1] was an English soldier and statesman whose career spanned the reigns of five monarchs through the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Rising from a lowly page at the court of the House of Stuart, he loyally served James, Duke of York, through the 1670s and early 1680s, earning military and political advancement through his courage and diplomatic skill. Churchill’s role in defeating the Monmouth Rebellion in 1685 helped secure James on the throne, yet just three years later he abandoned his Catholic patron for the Protestant Dutchman, William of Orange. Honoured for his services at William’s coronation with the earldom of Marlborough, he served with further distinction in the early years of the Nine Years’ War, but persistent charges of Jacobitism brought about his fall from office and temporary imprisonment in the Tower. It was not until the accession of Queen Anne in 1702 that Marlborough reached the zenith of his powers and secured his fame and fortune.

As part of William and Mary’s coronation honours, Churchill was created Earl of Marlborough on 9 April 1689 (O.S.); he was also sworn as a member of the Privy Council and made a Gentleman of the King’s Bedchamber. His elevation, however, led to accusatory rumours from King James’s supporters that Marlborough had disgracefully betrayed his erstwhile king for personal gain; William himself entertained reservations about the man who had deserted James.[45] Marlborough’s apologists though, including his most notable descendant and biographer Winston Churchill, have been at pains to attribute patriotic, religious, and moral motives to his action; but in the words of Chandler, it is difficult to absolve Marlborough of ruthlessness, ingratitude, intrigue and treachery against a man to whom he owed virtually everything in his life and career to date.[46]

Frances Lone was the daughter of Thomas Lone.1 She married Thomas Gooch, son of William Gooch and Elizabeth Baspole.1 She died on 25 July 1696.1
Her married name became Gooch.1
Children of Frances Lone and Thomas Gooch
Ann Gooch2
Elizabeth Gooch2
Matilda Gooch2
Frances Gooch2
Brig.-Gen. Sir William Gooch, 1st Bt.1 b. 12 Oct 1681, d. 1751
Rt. Rev. Sir Thomas Gooch, 2nd Bt.+1 b. a 1682, d. 14 Feb 1754
1. [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke’s Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke’s Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 2, page 1578. Hereinafter cited as Burke’s Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
2. [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke’s Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
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Brig.-Gen. Sir William Gooch, 1st Bt. was born on 12 October 1681.1 He was the son of Thomas Gooch and Frances Lone.1 He married Rebecca Stanton, daughter of William Stanton.2 He died in 1751, without issue.1
He held the office of War of Spanish Succession.2 He held the office of Lieutenant-Governor of Virginia in 1727.2 He gained the rank of Colonel in 1740 in the service of the American Regiment.2 He was created 1st Baronet Gooch, of Benacre Hall, Suffolk [Great Britain] on 4 November 1746, with special remainder in default of male issue to his brother and the latter’s issue male.2
1. [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke’s Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke’s Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 2, page 1578. Hereinafter cited as Burke’s Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
2. [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke’s Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 2, page 1579.
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William Gooch was the son of William Gooch and Martha Layer.2 He married Elizabeth Baspole, daughter of Richard Baspole and Margaret Flower.1 He died in 1685.1
He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.).1 He lived in 1664 at Mettingham, Suffolk, England.1
Children of William Gooch and Elizabeth Baspole
Thomas Gooch+1 d. 1688
William Gooch1 d. 1655
Richard Gooch1 d. 1682
Martha Gooch2 d. 1700
Barbara Gooch3

Sir Thomas Gooch, 2nd Baronet (1674–1754) was an English bishop.
[edit] Life
Gooch was born to Thomas Gooch of Yarmouth, and educated at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, which he entered in 1691. He graduated B.A. in 1694, and M.A. in 1698.[1][2] He became chaplain to Henry Compton, Bishop of London, and preached at his funeral in 1713. Subsequently he was chaplain to Queen Anne, and rector of St Clement Eastcheap and St Martin Orgar. He was archdeacon of Essex from 1714 to 1737.[2][3]
Gooch was Master of Gonville and Caius from 1716. He became successivedly Bishop of Bristol in 1737, Bishop of Norwich in 1738, and Bishop of Ely in 1747. In 1751 he inherited the title of baronet from his brother Sir William Gooch, 1st Baronet.[2]
Gooch’s first wife was Mary Sherlock, daughter of William Sherlock. They had a son, Sir Thomas Gooch, 3rd Baronet of Benacre.[4] He married twice more.[2] He died at Ely Palace, and was buried in the chapel at Gonville and Caius, where there a monument to him on the south wall.[2][


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  1. Reblogged this on Rosamond Press and commented:

    I am the Benton Family Historian. Jessie and John had a salon out on Black Point in San Francisco.

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