Benjamin Magness

Male 1754 - 1828  (73 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Magness 
    Born 6 Apr 1754  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Will 3 Feb 1827  Rutherford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 26 Jan 1828  Rutherford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Person ID I4139  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2014 

    Father Peregrine Magness, Jr.,   b. Abt 1722, (Prince George's County, Maryland) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1800, (Warren County, Kentucky) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Mother Mary Naylor,   b. CIRCA 1725, (Maryland) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. After 1800  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married Abt 1745  (Prince George's County, Maryland) Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F1556  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Elizabeth Catherine "Katie" Mooney,   b. 0___ 1755, Tryon, Polk County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1808, (Rutherford County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Married Abt 1775  (Rutherford County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1790  Rutherford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Perry Green Magness,   b. Abt 1777, (Prince George's County, Maryland) Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Benjamin Magness, Jr.,   b. Abt 1781, (Prince George's County, Maryland) Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. James Magness,   b. (~ 1785), (Rutherford County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Jacob Magness,   b. ~ 1781, (Prince George's County, Maryland) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1855, Rutherford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
     5. Mary Magness,   b. 0___ 1784, (Cleveland County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1862, Cleveland County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
     6. William Magness,   b. (CIRCA 1795), (Rutherford County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Catherine "Katie" Magness,   b. 0___ 1790, Rutherford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1827, Rutherford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years)
    Last Modified 31 Oct 2014 
    Family ID F8934  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Nancy Walker,   b. Abt 1789, (Rutherford County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 10 Jul 1808  (Rutherford County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Thomas Reynolds,Witness and John Harrill, 1st Bondsman
    Marriage Banns NC GROOMS'LIST  (Rutherford County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Joseph Magness,   b. 7 Jan 1810, Cleveland County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1859, Cleveland County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     2. Sarah "Sally" Magness,   b. 0___ 1813, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1859, (Cleveland County, North Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years)
     3. Samuel Magness,   b. 22 Aug 1817, (Rutherford County) North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1894, Cleveland County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 31 Oct 2014 
    Family ID F1617  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
    • Benjamin Magness is said by one source to have been born April 6, 1754, in St. Georges Parish, Prince Geroge’s County, Maryland, and to have died January 26, 1828, in Rutherford County, North Carolina.

      He was married about 1775 to Katie Mooney, Daughter of Jacob Mooney, and they had probably eight children.

      He married second July 10, 1808 in Rutherford County, Nancy Walker, by whom he had four children.

      On October 20, 1779, he bought 200 acres on Sandy Run Creek. (18) He is listed in the 1790 census of Rutherford County with 1 male over 16, 5 males under 16, and 3 females.

      Benjamin and his brother-in-law John Roberts in 1816 were appointed administrators of his deceased brother William, (19) a difficult job which lasted nine years.

      Benjamin himself had a large amount of property at the time of his death. One source says Benjamin had a child jeremiah born 1779 and crushed to death by soldiers in 1781.

      His other children were named in his will: [6]
    • Last Will & Testament of Benjamin Magness
      February 3, 1827 Recorded February, 1828

      "I, Benjamin Magness, being under the decay of nature but of sound mind & memory. After my just debts are paid, my will is that my beloved wife, Nancy Magness, be possessed with the whole estate both real & personal during her natural life or widowhood, except what is hereafter named. I give to my son,

      Joseph Magness, 150 acres of land, on Brushy Creek, one negro named James, one horse, saddle & bridle, he to receive the property when he comes of age twenty-one years old.

      I give unto my daughter, Sally Magness, 100 acres of land lying on Sandy Run, known as the saw mill tract, one negro girl worth $200 to be received when she comes of the age of 18 yrs., one horse, saddle & bridle, one bed & furniture. Sally not to receive the full possession of her land until the death of her mother.

      I give unto my son, Samuel Magness, one negro boy called Albert,one saddle & bridle.

      I also give unto my sons, Robert & Samuel Magness, the tract of land where I now reside, containing 274 acres, to be divided between them, they are not to possess said land until the death or marriage of my wife.

      At my wife's death, I will my personal estate to be divided amongst my chn.

      Perrygreen, Jacob, James, Benjamin, William Magness, Mary Washburn, Catherine Reynolds, Joseph, Sally, Samuel & Robert Magness.

      My tract of land in Lincoln County, lying on both sides of Buffalo Creek to be equally divided amongst all my chn.

      I appoint my son, Joseph Magness, Elijah Walker my executor.

      Witness: Daniel Gold
      Housen Harrell, jurat.

      Signed: Benjamin Magness

      Codicil: And further more to my last will & testament, I give to my sons:

      Joseph, Samuel & Robert Magness two cows & calves each when they arrive at full age

      and to my dtr., Sally Magness, three cows & calves when she arrives at 18 yrs. or marry.

      This 3 Feb. 1827. Wit: Daniel Gold, Housen Harrell.

      Signed: Benj. Magness"

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  • Sources 
    1. [S4586] MacKenzie,David;Pedigree,3215 Gold Court,Lafayette,CA 94549-5405.

    2. [S806] Thomas G. Webb | DeKalb County, TN Historian | 835 South College Street, Smithville, TN 37166 | Abstracted from his boo.

    3. [S4097] "Rutherford County,NC Wills & Miscellaneous Records:1783-1868",by James E., p. 78 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S4591] "Rutherford County,NC Wills & Miscellaneous Records:1783-1868",by James E., p. 78 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S4304] "The House of Magness", by John B. Cowden, 1876-1965, published 1956,, p. 7.

    6. [S806] Thomas G. Webb | DeKalb County, TN Historian | 835 South College Street, Smithville, TN 37166 | Abstracted from his boo (Reliability: 3).