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Sarah A Benson b. 1857 greenbrier WV - her mother was Rebecca Mowery (cherokee indian?) married to Richard Bird Benson (indian?) in greenbrier co WV. This family ended up in Knox co Illinois. siblings include Mary Simkins married to Dean Simkins (John Simkins married Sarah) - George Benson (military - but there were two George's at the time - there also was a Thomas P. Benson, and a Richard Bird Benson Jr. living with his father at a David Shaver's house 1870 in Knox Co - Rebecaa has died. This family is related to the Levin Benson/Jane whos sons resided in Illinois at the time they moved there.