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William Cross BENTON
Mary Ann CUPP
Husband:  William Cross BENTON
Birth:  1815, TN
Death:  1848
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  David BENTON (1779-1860)
Mother:  Phoebe / Fereba MELTON (1775-1862)
Marriage:  10 Jul 1838, Carroll Co., TN
Wife:  Mary Ann CUPP
Birth:  22 Mar 1822, Blount Co., TN
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Jacob CUPP
Mother:  Susan LINGENFELTER
Children born in Benton Co., TN:
1.  Permelia Melvina BENTON, b. 1835/6 or 25 Jul 1839; d. 1920
2.  Jacob D. BENTON, b. 1839/40 or 25 Dec 1841; d. 1906
3.  Susan BENTON, b. 1843/4
4.  Mary Ann BENTON, b. 1845/6 or 1847; d. 1890
5.  John Thomas BENTON, b. 16 May 1848
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Tennessee

Sources (n.b., Benton and Carroll Cos. are adjacent):

1.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Tennessee Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):
Benton, William C. Cupp, Mary 10 Jul 1838 Carroll Co.

2.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #27 of 50; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 TN Benton Co. Roll 521 pp. 14B-15A Ln. 2 William C. Benton 000 010 - 100 100 no slaves 0100000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 20-29 1810-1820 = William (b. 1815)
1 female 4 or under 1835-1840 = Permelia
1 female 15-19 1820-1825 = Mary (b. 1821/2)
1 person employed in agriculture

3.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #109-110 of 140):  Benton Co., TN, Roll M432_870, pp. 333A-333B, 749/749, enumerated 8 Nov 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Jacob Cupp 50 M   Blacksmith 200 Tenn
Susan 51 F       Tenn
Samuel 15 M   Farmer   Tenn
Nelson 13 M       Tenn
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Mary Benton 28 F       Tenn
Permelia 14 F       Tenn
Jacob 10 M       Tenn
Susan  6 F       Tenn
Mary  4 F       Tenn
John  2 M       Tenn

4.  Messages posted to the Cupp Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com).

5.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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