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Benedict Bristol
Born Aug 24, 1781 Cheshire CT
Died Apr 16, 1868 Morganton NC

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Father
Mother
Emigrant
SPOUSE CHILDREN
Jane (Jennie) McCall

m. 1810
NC
b. 1790
Franklin Co. VA
d. Aug 20, 1820
Burke Co NC
George Washington

b. Oct 15, 1810
Morganton NC
d. Nov 4, 1892
Hayesville, Clay Co NC
Eudocia

b. 1811
NC
d. 1910
Abigail

b. Nov 9, 1811
NC
d. Dec 1, 1856
Emeline
Elizabeth

b. Nov 29, 1815?
NC
d. Oct 24, 1896
Clara

b. 1816
NC
d. Nov 11, 1914
Margaret Delight

b. 1818
NC
Nancy Caroline

b. 1818?
NC
d. 1903
Elizabeth McCall

m. Feb 10, 1827
NC
b. 1802
Franklin Co VA
d. 1863
Gideon

b. 1828?
NC
Orah (Orrie)

b. 1828
NC
d. Nov 16, 1829
John McCall

b. 1830
NC
d. Nov 19, 1867
Robert Benedict

b. 1831
NC
d. Mar 16, 1923
Donna Maria

b. Apr 8, 1833
NC
d. Oct 25, 1925
Morganton NC
William H.

b. Dec 3, 1836
Burke Co. NC
d. 1939?
TX?
Victoria Ann

b. Feb 25, 1839
near Morganton NC
d. July 19, 1919
NC
Susan Loduska

b. 1840
NC
Elam B.

b. 1843
Killed Dec 15, 1862
Whitehall NC
Emma L.

b. 1844
NC
Lambert Augustus

b. Jan 31, 1846
Burke Co. NC
d. Jul 3, 1929
Louisa

b. 1848/9

d. 1943
Laura A.

b. Apr 25, 1852
NC
d. Nov 23, 1935
Benedict came to NC with Andrew Hull Tuttle as "Yankee peddlers" in 1807/8. They married sisters, Jane (Jennie) and Elizabeth, daughters of Robert McCall of Burke Co NC. After Jennie died in 1820, Benedict married Elizabeth McCall, the niece of his first wife.
He was also was a farmer, leading "Democrat" in antebellum period, and School Commissioner 1843.
He owned a mill on Bristol's Creek. It was a branch of Lower Creek which runs from Lenoir to the Catawba River, east of Morganton. See History of the mill.
Jennie McCall's family was from near Rocky Mount VA, a part of Henry Co VA that became Franklin Co VA in 1785.
Benedict had 11 slaves in the 1850 Burke County census, one of the largest slaveholders in the county. His daughter Victoria married John B. Holloway, in 1859, and four years later he was killed at the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg.
Elizabeth and Benedict had four sons in the CSA: John, William (a Captain), Elam (killed at Whitehall), and Lambert, who ran away from home to join the Confederacy at age 14. Lambert was elected Captain at the age of sixteen, the youngest in the Confederacy. Lambert fought at Gettysburg for the famous Bethel regiment as a captain at the age of 17 years and 5 months. He died exactly sixty-six years after the final day of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Son George W. married Nancy Kincaid, daughter of James Kincaid.
Daughter Eudocia married James Hood in 1834, and daughter Emeline Elizabeth married David Hood in 1837, both sons of John Hood. David Hood later moved to Burke Co., buying part of Benedict's old farm on Bristol's Creek.
Daughter Abigail was the first wife of Milton Wilburn Kincaid, the son of James Kincaid.
Son William H. ("Billy") moved to Texas and lived to be 102 years old. His wife, J. Elvira Johnson, 1840-1908, is buried at Pecan Grove Cemetery in McKinney TX, a very old cemetery in North Texas where many Civil War veterans are buried. At the age of 95, Billy visited his nephew in Rutherford College NC, and his great nephew, John Leith Holloway, in Asheville NC. He so impressed John Leith Holloway, Jr. only five when he met his great, great uncle, that he wrote an 8th Grade Paper about him for a class in 1942.
Emma L. Bristol married Robert Sudderth, a son of Martha Eveline Kincaid, eldest child of William Winfield Kincaid.
Sources:
Bristol, Warren Edwin, comp., Bristol Genealogy, The Bristol Family Association, Inc., 1967.
Holloway, George N., "Benedict Bristol", in The Heritage of Burke County 1981, The Burke County Historical Society, Morganton, NC, 1981, no. 123.
Holloway, John Leith Jr., "The Most Unforgettable Character I've Met", Woodrow Wilson High School, 8th Grade Paper, Washington DC, Feb 26, 1942.
Phifer, Edward William Jr., BURKE: The History of a North Carolina County 1777-1926, Morganton, NC, 1977, pp. 209-210.