Sylvia Benton

Sylvia Benton

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Sylvia A. Benton
Born 1970s.
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Profile last modified | Created 6 Jun 2017 | Last significant change: 20 Feb 2019
21:48: Loretta (McDermott) McGinn posted a message on the page for Sylvia Benton. [Thank Loretta for this]
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Categories: Forsyth County, North Carolina | Newport News, Virginia | Huguenot Migration Project | Photographers | Magna Carta Project | Greeters | Military and War Project | Huguenot Descendants | Jewish Roots.

Sylvia Benton is a Project Member of Military and War Project.
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Sylvia Benton was born in North Carolina.
Sylvia Benton is the descendant of a Huguenot emigrant.


Family Pages
  • [1] Crossing The Atlantic
  • [2] Ancestry DNA Circles
  • [3] Grandma Mabel's Postcards
  • [4] The Family Historian- Collection of Found Photos
  • [5] National Genealogical Society
  • [6] North Carolina Genealogical Society
  • [7] Coweta County (Georgia) Genealogical Society
  • [8] Palatines to America German Genealogy Society
  • [9] Virginia Genealogical Society
  • [10] Georgia Genealogical Society

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.

Sylvia Benton has French origins.
Sylvia Benton has Jewish Roots.

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.

Sylvia Benton has Irish ancestors.

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.

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Sylvia is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
US History
North Carolina and Georgia
Alsace & Calvados
Geiger's from Ribeauville and Ingersheim, Haut-Rhin, France
Several German ancestors
Integrators Project
Magna Carta Project
Happy to assist!
Military and War Project
Benton, Moser
Surname; Calvado, France and Pennsylvania
I love old photos!
Surname; Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee
Civil War
I think I'm related to 75% of Virginians!

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On 20 Feb 2019 at 21:48 GMT Loretta (McDermott) McGinn wrote:

When I tried to post a picture in the 52 photos project, I received the following message: "You do not have permission to perform this operation". Can you tell me how to get permission, please? Thanks much.

On 17 Feb 2019 at 12:12 GMT Chris Looney wrote:

Thank you for the message. I am slowly getting the hang of it.

On 3 Feb 2019 at 01:43 GMT Harold Stirling wrote:

Thanks Sylvia. I'm just getting started and taking my time in gathering information. Will post information as I learn more.

On 2 Feb 2019 at 23:40 GMT S Larose wrote:

Thanks Sylvia, I do appreciate your support in getting started.

On 2 Feb 2019 at 22:30 GMT Jimmy Wiggins wrote:

It's going slow but I am working on ancestry too. Do you know how the dna connections work? I up-loaded my dad and myself. Sheila

On 2 Feb 2019 at 00:38 GMT Caleb Marshall wrote:

Hi Sylvia,

So far I've only been able to get find others on the Church side, but it has been fun finding out my ancestry from there. Caleb

On 28 Jan 2019 at 23:37 GMT Anonymous Sibert wrote:

Hi Sylvia,

Thanks for asking how I'm doing on WikiTree. I'm finding it a fairly steep learning curve (uploaded a GEDCOM), but have made good progress. The greatest problem I've encountered is an unresponsive profile manager for most of the profiles on my Mother's side of the family. I filed the on-line form a week ago, but have seen no action. John

On 28 Jan 2019 at 05:39 GMT David Steele wrote:

Hi Sylvia,

Thanks for your inquiry. I have only just started to enter information due to a busy holiday season here. I'm finding it slow going at the moment. David

On 24 Jan 2019 at 00:25 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi Sylvia,

I've not heard back from you about the Global Cemeteries Project so will remove you from the project for now. Thank you for all the contributions you have made; we are sorry to see you go. You are most welcome to rejoin at any time via the G2G sign up post.

Susie :-)

Leader, Global Cemeteries Project

On 23 Jan 2019 at 18:21 GMT Jim Stewart wrote:

Sylvia, I'm fairly new to WikiTree and appreciate your reaching out o check on me. I'm Jim Stewart Stewart-30904. I do need help with something. I made an error and have the same ancestor with the same id number in two places on my chart. It is Lewis-33275. It of course belongs in only one place and is holding me back from carrying on with WikiTree. Because it is the same id number I can't seem to merge and eliminate on of the entries.. How do I fix this? Cheers, Jim

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