The Bensons are from North Carolina.
“The Town of Benson, which derives its name from early settler Alfred Monroe (“Mim”) Benson, owes much of its historical development to the railroad line which passed through the present location in town in 1886 on its route between Fayetteville and Contentnea. Mr. Benson’s purchase of a 402 acre tract along the Smithfield-Fayetteville Road in 1874 initiated the settlement of the area now known as Benson. During the 1880′s Benson sold portions of his original tract to incoming settlers, many of whom were farmers. Benson was incorporated in 1887 and soon attracted a number of entrepreneurs wishing to take advantage of this new town along an important transportation route.”
Charles Benson & Elizabeth Capps
- William Henry Benson & Louisa Tyner / Obituaries
- Ashley Benson & Chelly / Obituaries
- Benson Mystery Photos