Monday, June 2, 2014

Benjamin Franklin Bynum, Sr. (1810-1886)

Benjamin Franklin Bynum, Sr. was born in Maury County, Tennessee ca. 1810.

He was the son of William Bynum also known as "Old William".  There are no records listing his mother's name.

His siblings included:
Sarah Nancy
Land records for Old William show the family living in Greene County, Mississippi by 1817.

The 1820 U. S. census shows the family living in Covington County, Mississippi.

In the 1837 Mississippi State and Territorial census, Benjamin Bynum is shown living in Jones County.  The portion of Covington County where the Bynum family lived had become part of the newly formed Jones County in 1826.

Benjamin Bynum married Margaret "Peggy" Collins circa 1838 in Jones County. Peggy was born in Covington County on February 21, 1821 to the marriage of Stacy Collins and Sarah Anderson.

The 1840 U. S. census shows them living in Jones County, Mississippi.

Benjamin Bynum began buying land in Jones County in 1841.

By 1850, several children had been born to Benjamin and Peggy Bynum.  The census record below shows them living near Benjamin's father, Old William.

Additional land was purchased in Jones County in 1853.

The 1860, 1870 and 1880 U. S. census records show the Benjamin Bynum family continuing to call Jones County, Mississippi home.

1860 U. S. census
1870 U. S. census
1880 U. S. census
Benjamin Franklin Bynum died circa 1886.  Margaret "Peggy" Collins died circa 1890.  The location of their burial places has not been documented.  Family records show them buried at the Old Gaines Bush Place in Calhoun, Jones County, Mississippi.

The following children were born to the marriage of Benjamin and Peggy Bynum:
Benjamin Franklin, Jr.
Prentice Montgomery
Sarah Elizabeth
Celeta Margaret
Morgan Lafayette
Gustavus Adolphus 
Benjamin Franklin Bynum, Sr. was my maternal 3great grandfather through his son, Prentice Montgomery Bynum; grandson, James Benjamin Bynum; great grandson, John Buel Bynum; great-great granddaughter, Mildred Bynum Edmonds.

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