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Benjamin Awbrey (1792 - 1863)

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Benjamin Awbrey
Born in South Carolina, USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Son of and [mother unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Cherokee Co., Alabama, USAmap
Profile last modified 21 Jul 2017 | Created 1 Aug 2016
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Benjamin, born February 5, 1792 in South Carolina (probably in Newberry County), is the son of Samuel Awbrey, Jr and Rebecca Awbrey. He married Margaret Peggy Houston who is the daughter of James Houston and Mary Ross Houston. [1]

Their 12 children are: Joshua Anderson born November 6, 1818, William M. born April 9, 1820, Mahala Antionette Mackey, Hale born November 11, 1821, Philip A. born April 23, 1823, Thomas H. born November 23, 1824, Mary A. born September 17, 1826, James Y. born March 23, 1829, Rebecca Emiline Adams born January 19, 1831, Judge R. born November 25, 1832, Augustus C. born September 4, 1834, Thomas E. born December 12, 1836 and Alexander Lafayette born July 19, 1841. [1]

In 1809, Benjamin's father liquidated his holdings to his children for $2,000. Items included livestock, and furniture, as well as "love, goodwill, and esteem" for his family. He named his children in the documentation as Benjamin, Phillip, Elizabeth, and Sally. [2]

Benjamin owned land in Walton and Morgan Counties, Georgia. In 1836, the family moved to Cherokee County, Alabama. [1]

Benjamin died September 6, 1863 and Margaret died on October 23, 1863.[1] Benjamin[3] and Margaret[4] are buried in Smith Chapel Cemetery, Leesburg, Cherokee County, Alabama.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Awbrey, Mildred published Aubrey/Awbrey in1966
  2. Awbrey, Jon A. published Aubrey/Awbrey - Dominion and Decline in 2007
  3. Find A Grave - Benjamin Awbrey
  4. Find A Grave - Margaret Peggy Houston Awbrey

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