Sylvia Benton is a Project Member of the Military and War subproject World War II
Born in North Carolina. The next 4-5 years spent with an Army Dad, going from North Carolina to Alabama to Germany to Washington to Georgia and finally to Virginia, where I stayed from the age of 6 to 21. Then I returned to North Carolina.
I have a branch of family that was part of the movement of Moravians down the Great Wagon Road into North Carolina. I love visiting their graves and seeing the headstones written in German.
My French lineage actually comes from Alsace-Lorraine, Ingersheim, France, Calvados, Lion-sur-mir, France and Calvados, Hermanville, France. I became quite proficient at searching the Calvados Archives and the Haut-Rhin Archives.
My Irish lineage comes from Londonderry, Ireland. John Glen immigrated around 1750 and settled in Lincoln County, North Carolina. Soon after, the name began to appear as Glenn.
I am currently a regional coordinator with NCGenWeb, as well as coordinator for multiple counties.
I also own the following NC Heritage books and have been known to offer look-ups for specific surname pages;
In April 2020, I had the honor of going to NYC to work as a nurse in the Covid-19 Intensive Care Unit. I was only there for two months, but the world changed multiple times in that short time. In my last few weeks I was there I also proudly marched a few times with BLM protestors. These are the things I feel create a colorful family history. Currently history is being made and I was able to be an active part of it.
2020- I have recently began spending more time working with my genealogy. I’m slowly getting back to being an active WikiTree contributor.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Sylvia or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Sylvia: