Benton Name Study

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Surname/tag: Benton
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This profile is part of the Benton Name Study.




  • Mark Benton arrived to the U.S. in 1652 and is found in Queen Anne's County, Maryland.


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  • Please contact the project leader Sylvia Benton or post a comment at the foot of the page. If you have any questions, just ask. Thanks!


Tracing the Benton line has been a challenge to say the least. It seemed almost impossible to find information past my 5th great grandfather. What I discovered was not necessarily the lack of resources, it was the immense amount of inaccurate information that was steering me in the wrong direction. Only through the DNA of a Benton male have we determined which line we fall into exactly. I have concluded if the information was easy to find, it is most likely inaccurate.

  • This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about one surname and the variants of that name. The hope is that the lines can get properly traced and identified. If you have taken a DNA test and are from one of the Benton lines, please consider placing your results on your profile.


  • I am from the Benton line that moved from South Carolina to Coweta, Georgia. My great-grandfather was Selby Macgruder Benton, his father James Andrew Benton, his father Andrew Hugh Benton, his father Jacob Benton. My grandfather, his sister and his brothers were born and raised in Habersham County, Cornelia, Georgia. I have had my DNA done on 23andMe and Ancestry. My GedMatch # is on my profile.

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Robert Charles Benton is my 5th cousin. My great-grandmother Mary Lydia Benton was married to Benajah Benager Hughes, son of Benjamin Hughes (one of my SAR ancestors). My mother, Ruby Leah Black Taroni is linked to Sylvia thru DNA.
posted by Tom Taroni
I have two nephews, brothers, who married Benton sisters. I have studied their family a little. The name passed down from their father's side, was Gideon Carmi Benton.