The Benton’s are related to Joseph Smith

I wanted to post the email from Uncle Paul stating that the Benton family line connects us to Joseph Smith.

Thanks Aunt Debbie for the research and Uncle Paul for sharing!
Hello everyone, Debby suggested I send you a note to let you know that Joseph Smith is our cousin. We are all related to him through his maternal MACK line. Here is the scoop for those that would like the info: John and Sarah are our common ancestors. Our line descends through their daughter Elizabeth and his line descends through their son Ebeneezer. For those that need further it can be supplied. Elizabeth Mack was marreied to Edward Sawyer. They were the great grand parents of Silence Sawyer who was married to Nathaniel Niles. Most of you probably have our lines back to that point already. Just thought we’d share our newest discovery with everyone as we thought it was kind of cool and it might make some of those church lessons have a more personal meaning for you. Love to all, Paul :)

By |June 13th, 2008|Geneology|1 Comment

Bentons connected to the Mayflower and the Pilgrims

Have you ever wanted to find a tie back to a famous relative? I always thought it would be cool to say I’m a descendant of someone famous.

Now here’s a little link to some Benton family fame. This information comes from Joan Benton Barber… (her father is Rueben Clark Benton, the brother of Robert Hugh Benton. Robert Hugh Benton is the father of Gordon Benton, my grandfather). Joan has provided me with the genealogy of the Benton family back to some of the passengers on the Mayflower and the first settlers in Plymouth. Some of these ancestors were also present at that famous 1621 Thanksgiving that we celebrate each year!

I have also heard that Paul Benton may also have this information connecting the Benton’s back to the Mayflower. It would be nice for us to get that information together and verified with what you have.

So here is the genealogy according to Joan.


By |February 3rd, 2008|Geneology|21 Comments

Splitting and Merging Paf Files

The other day I was working with my mom, Cheri Benton and she needed her line of geneology in a PAF file. Well all I had was my complete file starting with me and including all my geneology and Carrie’s geneology as well. How do I get my mom’s information out and not include all the rest of the geneology found in the file?

This article is a tutorial on how to split a PAF file working in PAF 5.2. Heather requested this as well so here it is!


By |January 25th, 2008|Geneology|1 Comment

Nadine Virginia Harms Voice Recording

I’d like to share a voice recording of Nadine Virginia Harms that was recorded in the mid 1980’s. Grandma recorded a brief family history of about 15 minutes and sent it to my mother, Cheri Benton for a family night activity. It is wonderful to hear her voice and to have a detailed history and story of her parents and grandparents. Nadine was my grandmother on my mother’s side of the family. […]

By |November 25th, 2007|Geneology|5 Comments