I am trying to find info on BENAJAH WARD, birthdate and place unknown, but possibly at some point in Tennessee. He was married June 5, 1836 to PHEREBE (Feribee ???) possibly Raynor who died 7 Nov 1841. Benajah then mar 20 Feb 1842 SUSAN ("Milly") THORNTON (b 13 Sep 1818, probably in Newton Grove, NC - 23 Oct 1906 in Fayetteville, NC). She is buried in Cross Creek Cemetery. Benajah owned a farm and was also a shoemaker. He died on August 2, 1848 and may have been buried, with Feribee, in a family cemetery on their farm. His son, Thomas was Methodist but we don't know anything about Benajah's religious affiliation. Children of Feribee and Benajah NANCY G. (17 May 1837), MARY ("Polly") (23 July 1839) and SARAH E. (24 Aug 1841). Ch of Milly Thornton and Benajah: PHEREBY (9 May 1843), SUSANNA BRYAN (14 Feb 1845) and THOMAS (9 Mar 1847, mar 13 Jan 1876, SARAH AUGUSTA CREECH (Creach) of Newton Grove, NC (d 12 Feb 1925 in Fayetteville, NC).
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