General Benjamin Person

General Benjamin Person

Male 1794 - 1828  (34 years)

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  • Name Benjamin Person 
    Title General 
    Birth 1790-1794 
    Gender Male 
    Death 10 Dec 1828  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Burial Moore County, NC at Old Scotch Graveyard Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    Joseph Person   d. Bef Feb 1772, Warren County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Grandfather) 
    Tabitha Powell,   b. 1767   d. 10 Oct 1845, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  (Mother) 
    Notes 
    • 1810, Aug 12 -- Land Grant #2207, Moore County, NC
      David Kennedy received 220 acres located north of Deep River and the [Randolph] County line adjoining John Smith, Edward Moore, Fagin, Neil McLeod, Cavanaugh and James Deaton. Leonard Stuts and Benjamin Person were chain carriers.

      1815 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      Benjn. Persons listed 50 acres valued at $100

      1818-1823 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      Benjamin Person listed 50 acres valued at $110

      1820 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 298
      Benj. Person
      (45+) 1F
      (26-45) 1M
      (16-26) 2F
      Slaves
      (45+) 1F
      (26-45) 2M

      1823, Nov 21 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 21
      Deed from James B. Muse and Jesse F. Muse to Isaac Smith proven by Benjamin Parson
      Deed from William Barrett to Tobias Fry proven by Benjn. Person

      1824, Nov 16 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 59
      Deed from Benjamin Person to Hugh Moore proven by Dempsey Sowell

      1825, May 18 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 79
      Ordered that Benjn. Person, Joseph Johnson and Eleazor Birckhead settle with Cornelius Dowd and James Garner, administrators of Jas. Wood, Dec'd.

      1825, Aug 28-Oct 27 -- Notice, Fayetteville Weekly Observer [Fayetteville, NC] Newspaper
      Moore County, NC - Benjamin Person v. Jesse Upton Jun. Original attachment, levied on 400 acres of land and c[hattel]. Ordered that publication be made for two months that unless the defendant appear on or before the first day of the next term [third Monday in November] judgement final will be entered and the land will be sold to satisfy.

      1825, Nov 22 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 98
      Ordered that Benjn. Person, Duncan Murchison and Thomas M.D. Reid. be appointed to audit accounts of Joab Cheek and Wm. Tyson, admrs. of Benjn. Gilbert Dec'd.

      1826, Feb 25 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 114
      Deed from Thomas Fry to Michael Bryant and George Graham proven by Benjn. Person

      1826, May 16 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 119
      Ordered that Benjn. Person be appointed guardian of Absolom Fry and Nice Fry with Corn. Dowd and Daniel McNeill as securities.

      1826, Nov 21 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 150
      Deed from Polly Elkins to Wm. Hancock proven by Benjn. Person

      1828, Aug 19 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 227
      Ordered that Richard Warner be appointed overseer of the road from the Bay Pond to the Wolf Pit in place of William Barrett and have the following hands to work: Right Deaton, Wm. Barrett Jur., Merrill Cox, Ervin Cox, Holden Cox, John Martin, John McSween, Angus Martin, Thomas Hannon, Wm. and Samuel Jackson's hands, Joseph Jackson, Allin Martin, Thomas Fry, John Graham, Alexr. Martin and Benjn. Person's hands.

      1828, Nov 17 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 238-239
      Letters of administration on the estate of Hannah Duckworth, Dec'd. were granted to Daniel McNeill with Benjn. Person, Joseph Person and Malcom McNeill as securities. Polly Brooks and her husband Phillip Brooks were recognized as next of kin.

      1828, Dec 23 -- Obituary, Raleigh Register and NC Gazette [Raleigh, NC] Newspaper
      "At his residence in Carthage, Moore County, on the 10th instant [Dec 1828], General Benjamin Person, in the 35th year of his age."

      1829, Feb 17 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 249
      Administration of estate of Benjamin Person, Dec'd. granted to John Morrison with Gideon Seawell, Isaac Roberts, John Tyson, Josiah Tyson, Wm. Hancock, Neill Morrison and Wm. Jackson as securities.

      1829, Aug 18 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 274
      Ordered that Gideon Seawell be appointed guardian of Mary A. Person, Samuel J. Person, Murdoch Person and William Person, minor orphans under the age of twenty-one years and heirs of Benjamin Person, Dec'd.

      1829, Aug 20 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 282
      Deed from Thomas P. Muse to Benjn. Person proven by Cornelius Dowd (son of James)
      Deed from Levin Birckhead to Benjn. Person proven by Cornelius Dowd (son of James)

      1829, Nov 7 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 288-290
      Ordered that Joel Lawhon, Eleazer Birckhead Senr., Jesse Bean, Samuel Jackson, William Jackson, Hiram Hill, Leonard Lawhon, Neill Caddell, William Barrett Senr., James Dowd, Samuel Barrett and William Barrett Jr. be appointed to allot the 800 acres located on McLendons Creek of Benjn. Person Dec'd. to widow Ann Person: [1] 200 acres [2] 150 acres patented by Jacob McLennon adjoining Thomas McLendon and Jemima McLendon [3] 150 acres patented by Donald McDonald located on Suck Creek adjoining Jacob McLendon and Jemima McLendon [4] 100 acres located on both sides of Suck Creek adjoining Widow McDonald [5] 50 acres patented by Neill McLeod located west of McLendons Creek adjoining Jacob McLendon, Angus McIver and Joel McLendon [6] 156 acres patented by Neill McLeod located on both sides of McLendons Creek adjoining Jamima McLendon, Knight, Barrett, Major McRae, McDonald and Jacob McLendon.

      1830, Feb 20 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 302
      Deed from Nehemiah Birckhead to James B. Muse. Nathan Holloway (removed from state) and Benjn. Person (dead) were witnesses and are no longer able to attest
      Deed from Jesse Rodgers to James B. Muse proven by Benjamin Person
    Person ID I06422  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2022 

    DNA Tests  1 DNA test is associated with General Benjamin Person 

    Father Samuel Person,   b. 1755-1774   d. Bef Aug 1801 (Age 27 years) 
    Mother Tabitha Powell,   b. 1767   d. 10 Oct 1845, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 78 years) 
    Family ID F2041  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ann Bethune,   b. 1800   d. 1850 (Age 50 years) 
    Other Partners:
    Colin A. Monroe,   b. 1795, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this locationd. AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
       1. Female Mary Ann Person,   b. 1819   d. 19 Dec 1840, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 21 years)
    +  2. Male Murdoch Bethune Person,   b. 15 Nov 1823   d. 2 Apr 1851 (Age 27 years)
    Lydia Josephine Bruce  (Age 80 years)
       3. Male Samuel J. Person,   b. 1824
    +  4. Male William M. Person,   b. 1826
    Margaret A. Jackson  (Age 73 years)  m. 8 Mar 1849
       5. Male Thomas Person,   b. 1828   d. 27 Jan 1829 (Age 1 year)
    +  6. Male Neil B. Person,   b. 24 Sep 1829   d. 23 Dec 1903 (Age 74 years)
    Sarah "Sallie" Jones  (Age 92 years)  m. 8 Apr 1860
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F2166  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 10 Dec 1828 - Moore County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - - Moore County, NC at Old Scotch Graveyard Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Benjamin A. Person
    Benjamin A. Person

    Histories
    1827 Petition, Moore County, NC - Fair at the Grove
    1827 Petition, Moore County, NC - Fair at the Grove
    1827, Nov 20 -- Petition, Dec 1827-Jan 1828 General Assembly Session Records
    The following residents of Moore County petitioned to establish a fare [fair] at the Grove in April and October: Benjamin Person, Holden Cox, N. Barrett, Wm. Sears, Isaac Fields, Thomas Williams, Niel McLeod, Malcom Blue, Wm. Hancock, Geo. W. Alston, W.D. Dowd, A. McDonald, Samuel Jackson, Isam Wallis, [illegible], D. Murchison, John Morison, L. McNeill, William Mathews, William R.D. Cole, Allen Wade, Edwin Wade, Neill Mathews, James Cole, A.C. Curry, Corn. Dunlap, John Cockham, John [illegible].
    1827 Petition, Moore County, NC - Thomas Fry
    1827 Petition, Moore County, NC - Thomas Fry
    1827, May 4 -- Petition, Dec 1827-Jan 1828 General Assembly Session Records
    Thomas Fry, of Moore County, petitioned the State for a reduction in his one-year sentence for biting off part of the nose of Francis Wolff due to the need to provide for his wife and children. John B. Kelly, Corn. Dowd, Benjamin Person, John Morison, John Tyson Sen., A.C. Curry and G. Seawell signed the petition along with Fry. Francis Wolff sent a letter to support a reduction of sentence. [Editor's Note: Petition rejected by a joint select committee]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1113] James Vann Comer, Old Moore County, NC Vital Statistics 1784-1890, (1999, James Vann Comer, PO Box 2681, Sanford, NC 27331 ).