Josephine Oakley (Benham) Pruett
4 Feb 1886 - 27 Dec 1948
Wife of James Ralph Pruett
Curtis Monroe Benham
Sep 1852 - 22 Feb 1938
Brome, Quebec, Canada
Joseph Hastings Benham
26 Sep 1825 - 04 Aug 1906
Iron Hill, Lower Canada
12 Mar 1798 - 06 Mar 1884
Huntington, Chittenden Co., Vt.
05 Nov 1761 - 1825
1773 - 1822
abt 1808 - 22 Aug 1866
07 May 1777 - aft 1831
04 May 1778 - Nov 1812
1825 - 1878
Ellen Phoebe White
13 Jun 1866 - 05 Jun 1929
Freeville, Tompkins, New York
William Riley White
04 Jul 1831 - 17 Oct 1906
Dryden, Tompkins, New York, United States
15 Mar 1802 - 23 Dec 1867
abt 1767 - 16 Sep 1845
Sep 1768 - 29 Oct 1838
bef 1807 - 29 Nov 1864
Dryden, Tompkins County, New York, USA
1775 - 1807
05 Sep 1775 - 04 Nov 1857
1832 - 1889
Sempronius, Cayuga, New York, United States
1803 - aft 1880
Sempronius, Cayuga, New York
26 Dec 1770 - 23 May 1841
14 Oct 1777 - 23 Mar 1835
Ellen Margaret Knox
1809 - bef 1875
Waterloo, Seneca, New York, United States
02 Jul 1781 - 31 Jul 1853
1787 - 16 Dec 1859
Here is a collection of tools for genealogists with an interest in Josephine's family history.
Ancestor List for Josephine (Benham) Pruett
The ancestor list uses the "ahnen" numbering system and presents seven generations in plain text. There are no images or colors. This makes it well-suited for printing when you're doing offline research.
Compact Family Tree
This alternative tree view is packed with eight generations — up to 254 ancestors — along with birth and death dates and locations. The downside is that it's not a conventional tree format; it may take a couple minutes to orient yourself.
This shows up to five generations of children and grandchildren of Josephine along with their spouses.
DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants
Genetic genealogy is the new frontier. Our two DNA views are designed to help you use genetic testing to confirm and expand Josephine's genealogy. The DNA Ancestors page shows the specific ancestors from whom Josephine gets her mitochondrial DNA. Especially helpful for some serious genetic genealogists is the inheritance pattern for Josephine's X chromosome, also shown here. The DNA Descendants page shows exactly who has inherited Josephine's testable DNA.
DNA Ancestor Confirmation Aid
This tool helps you take things a step beyond the DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants views. The ambitious goal: scientific confirmation of each parent-child relationship in Josephine's tree. This is still fairly complex but it's getting simpler every day.
The dynamic tree expands to include an unlimited number of generations of parents and children. You can zoom in or out and pan around for the perfect view as you browse.
Family Group Sheet
This simple page illustrates nuclear families based on marriages. It's handy when someone had children from more than one marriage.
This flexible tool enables you to see more ancestors and/or descendants on one page than anywhere else on WikiTree.
Global Family Tree Connection
How many degrees of separation are between Josephine and Henry VIII? This Connection Finder includes relationships through marriage, so it is not a genealogical cousin calculator like our Relationship Finder, but it's a fun way to illustrate how closely we're all connected.
Index of Benhams
This page shows all the Benhams on WikiTree. It's useful for genealogists with an interest in the surname that goes beyond Josephine. There are a variety of connected tools, such as Benham DNA Connections and BENHAM G2G.
Here are quick links to mapping websites:
Birth: Verndale, Minnesota on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
Marriage: Benton County, Oregon on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
Death: Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
This view parallels the pedigree chart above but it is optimized for printing. It can be used as a fill-in-the-blanks form at a family gathering.
Profile of Josephine
The profile page is the central place for organizing and viewing information and sources on an individual. This tree & tools page is a supplement to it. Whenever you see Josephine's name on WikiTree (and ideally, elsewhere on the Internet!) it will be linked to the profile at https://www.WikiTree.com/wiki/Benham-738 where Benham-738 is Josephine's unique WikiTree ID.
Enter Benham-738 and any other WikiTree ID to find the genealogical relationship between Josephine and the other person. It will name the relationship, e.g. "third cousin twice removed," and show the trail of connections to a common ancestor. Although not everyone on WikiTree shares common ancestors, finding and connecting them is our ultimate goal. See the Relationship Finder Quick Links to check for relationships to US presidents, Mayflower passengers, Magna Carta Sureties and more.
Share Tree on Facebook
Download and share an attractive family tree image. This is a great way to elicit information and photo sharing from family and old friends. You might be surprised at who replies. The "Wikid Shareable Tree" is another option. You can just copy and paste the URL https://www.WikiTree.com/treewidget/Benham-738/4 into your favorite social network.
The surnames page is a quick reference sheet that displays seven generations of Josephine's family names. Many members share its URL https://www.WikiTree.com/treewidget/Benham-738/10 via e-mail, e.g. with a DNA match to ask if the other person recognizes a surname.
Here are additional tools to help genealogists collaborate on WikiTree to grow Josephine's family history.
Here you can view the additions and changes that WikiTree members have made to Josephine's profile so far.
Edit Profile and Relationships
Josephine's edit page is the central location for adding information and correcting mistakes. Is there anything you can add or improve upon? Since you're not logged-in yet you can't make changes directly. Contact the profile managers. Please don't go away without giving us your information and sources. Thank you!
You'll notice colored privacy icons in search results, the Benham surname index, etc. The green dot for Josephine indicates that her profile is Public. Only the profile manager can edit this setting.
Tests of Josephine's DNA
If Josephine's DNA (not a family member's or descendant's DNA) has been tested for genealogical purposes the test or tests should be selected here. This will automatically create connections on the profiles of Josephine's relatives where the test may be useful for confirming relationships. It's very valuable for advanced genealogy. To add tests you need to be on Josephine's Trusted List.
This shows you the WikiTree members who have full power to access and edit Josephine's information. Use it to see who else shares your interest in Josephine and receives updates about changes to the profile. The Relationship Finder icon links next their names will show you their relationship to Josephine.
Here are ways to connect and communicate with genealogists regarding Josephine's profile, especially if you're unable to collaborate directly using the WikiTree Tools above.
Comment on Profile Message Board
Josephine's profile, like all WikiTree profiles, has a section for public comments. This is the best place to put anything you'd like seen by all genealogists who are interested in Josephine. Profile managers are alerted to new comments via e-mail, everyone on the Trusted List will see a notice about it in their activity feeds, and people who visit Josephine's profile in the future will see your comment. You will need to login to post.
E-Card for Josephine
Any image uploaded to WikiTree can be sent as a free e-card, including photos of Josephine or scans of vintage postcards. An e-card can be a great way to tell a genealogist or family member about what's here.
Private Message — Directly Contact Profile Manager
Here you can send a private message to a Wiki Genealogist managing Josephine's profile. If there are multiple managers or genealogists involved, you will need to send separate messages. Unless your information is sensitive it's better to post a public comment. Login to post.
Trusted List Request Form
If you're a family member or descendant please join the Trusted List. This will you give you full access to view, follow, and edit Josephine's information on WikiTree. You will need to login first.