The Benton Cemetery is listed in the Veterans’ Graves Registration Project of the WPA, containing the graves of two men, Malachia Anderson and Edward Benton. We have never been able to locate the cemetery, but the records of these two men are included in our database since we have proof of their burials.
The original Veterans’ Graves Registration location directions place the cemetery in Section 19, Township 4N, Range 25E. “From the intersection of Kings Ferry and Fernandina Roads at Kings Ferry, go 4/10 mile on Kings Ferry road, the right on dirt road 2 and 2/10 miles to cemetery which lies on an open field”
Jim Miller searched for this cemetery without success in 2013, and he created the following survey report to record the result.
Benton Cemetery Interments
|wdt_ID||Gravesite Id||Photo||Individual ID||Salutation||First name||Middle name||Last name||Nickname||Generation||Maiden name||estimated birth date||Birth month||Birth day||Birth year||Death month||Death day||Death year||Note||Revision||Cemetery name||Cemetery ID||Cemetery zone||Taxonomy 1||Taxonomy 2||Taxonomy 3||Taxonomy 4||Gravesite note||Gravesite revision||Details|
|13,749||13749||630649||Malachi||Anderson||0||Nov||11||1893||Dec||21||1919||JCM 5/23/15 corrected given name was Malachia based on WPA Veteran's Grave Survey, Malachi based on Application for Headstone attached.||Benton Cemetery||1072||New||Benton||1||Veterans' Grave Registration Survey 1940||More details|
|13,750||13750||630650||Edward||Benton||0||1897||Dec||26||1934||Benton Cemetery||1072||New||Benton||2||Veterans' Grave Registration Survey, 1940||More details|
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