Sylvia Benton
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Sylvia Benton

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Sylvia A. Benton
Born 1970s.
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Daughter of [private father (unknown - unknown)] and [private mother (unknown - unknown)] DNA confirmed
[sibling(s) unknown]
Mother of [private son (1990s - unknown)]
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Sylvia Benton was born in North Carolina.
Sylvia Benton has Irish ancestors.
Sylvia Benton has French origins.
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.

Research Assistance
  • 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;
Stokes County, Vol 1 & 2
Surry County, Vol 1 & 2
Yadkin County
Randolph County
Yadkin County
Buncombe County
Gaston County
Family Pages
  • [1] Many Tree Branches
  • [2] Grandma Mabel's Postcards
  • [3] The Family Historian- Collection of Found Photos
  • [4] Maryland Genealogical Society
  • [5] National Genealogical Society
  • [6] North Carolina Genealogical Society
  • [7] New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
  • [8] Virginia Genealogical Society
  • [9] Georgia Genealogical Society
  • 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.

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How do I link my DNA. Results for 23 and Me and Ancestry .com to my tree.
posted by Cindy Mayer