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Benjamin Marion (1720 - 1778)

Major Benjamin Marion
Born in Berkeley, Province of South Carolinamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 22 Nov 1752 in Berkeley Co, SCmap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 58 in St. Thomas Parish, Charleston, South Carolinamap
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1776 Project
Major Benjamin Marion served with Berkeley County Regiment, South Carolina Militia during the American Revolution.
Daughters of the American Revolution
Benjamin Marion is a DAR Patriot Ancestor, A073728.

Major Benjamin Marion is brother to General Francis "Swamp Fox" Marion.

Marriages Per DAR record
  1. Martha Allston (circa 1733 SC -1752 SC)
  2. Esther (Simons) Bonneau (1711-1760) m. Nov. 22, 1752 SC
St. Thomas and St. Denis Parishes, South Carolina, Parish Register, 1680-1884
  • Benjamin Marion - Baptism Place Berkeley, SC, Parish St. Thomas Parish & St. Denis Parish
  • Spouse Hester (Simons) Bonneau Marion b. Sep 9 1719 SC d. Feb 28 1760 SC
  • Hester Marion b. 1753
  • Anne Marion b. 1755 m. Thomas ROCHE
  • Martha Marion b. 1758 m. Patrick ROCHE, Paul Worley
  • Elizabeth Marion (Twin) b. Feb. 28, 1760 m. PETER PORCHER JR
  • Catharine Marion (Twin) b. Feb. 28, 1760
  • Benjamin Marion

On March 10, 1753, the estate of Peter Bonneau was partitioned. Benjamin Marion, husband of the widow of Peter Bonneau, represented his wife as an executor and a recipient of her allotment. Also acting as executors were Peter Bonneau's brothers Samuel and Benjamin Bonneau. The slaves were apportioned into five lots, with one lot to Benjamin Marion and the other four to Peter's children.[1]


  1. Estate Inventory: "South Carolina, Charleston District, Estate inventories, 1732-1844"
    citing Court, Charleston, South Carolina, United States, S213032, South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.
    FamilySearch Record: W171-C8ZM (accessed 20 September 2022)
    FamilySearch Image: 939L-JZ1P-X Image number 00617
    Name: Benjamin Marion; Court Date: 8 Jul 1761; Court Place: Charleston, South Carolina, United States; Source Pub Year Range: 1753-1756; Source Series Name: Records Of The Secretary Of State, Recorded Instruments, Inventories Of Estates; Source Series Nbr: S213032; Source Volume Nbr: R2.


  • Marion-406 was created by Gayle Foster through the import of BONNEAU WM HENRY ANC NN NS.ged on Feb 3, 2016.

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Marion-5 and Marion-406 appear to represent the same person because: Please merge. Thank you.
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