BC: To be continued... | The year of 2013. Contributors: Helen Washington, Bobbie Mitchell, Cynthia Jackson, Carla Gibson, Andrea Dudley, Dana McBride and Darin Mitchell. We dedicate this book to our Sister, Mother, Grandmother and Aunt Ernestine Benson Jackson Ford. We love and miss you dearly~
FC: The Benson's Family History | "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow." ~ Albert Einstein
1: Cleo Benson Born:May 19, 1917 Centerville, TX Died: March 28, 1980 Burial: Grapevine, TX Parents Abner Benson & Mollie Scott | Winnie Mae Henderson Born: October 4, 1924 Centerville, TX. Died: February 12, 1950 Burial: Pleasant Springs, TX Parents Robert & Viola Homes Henderson | Cleo Benson & Winnie Mae Henderson Married October 19, 1941 Centerville (Leon County), Texas
2: Cleo Benson 1917-1980 | Father | Mother | Grand Father | Grand Father | Grand Mother | Grand Mother | Mollie Scott 1900-1975 | Abner Benson 1898 - 1958 | Winnie Henderson 1924 - 1950 | Viola Homes 1905 -1942 | Robert Henderson 1902 - 1971 | Moses Scott 1852 - 1914 | Clarina Robinson | Jack D Benson 1853 - 1938 | Mattie West 1874 - 1957 | Evvie Homes Unknown | Cassie Proctor 1872 - Unknown | Andy Henderson Unknown | Mother Unknown | Ernestine, Helen Marie and Bobbie Jo Benson | Like branches on a tree, our lives may grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one.
3: Bobbie Jo Benson Mitchell | Helen Marie Benson Simmons Washington | IT HAS BEEN SAID THAT “IF YOU DON’T REMEMBER YOUR PAST, YOU WILL NOT KNOW WHERE YOU ARE GOING IN THE FUTURE“. I WOULD LIKE TO ADD TO THAT ADAGE, “THAT KNOWING YOUR PAST IS A VALUABLE TOOL NOT ONLY FOR FUTURE ENDEAVORS , BUT ALSO POSSIBLE HEALTH RELATED ISSUES“. ONE OF THE MOST PRECIOUS GIFTS WE CAN LEAVE OUR ANCESTORS IS A PIECE OF OUR HISTORY, A GLIMPSE INTO THE PAST. WHEN YOU CAPTURE YOUR FAMILY HISTORY YOU ARE PASSING DOWN YOUR FAMILY BELIEFS, VALUES, STORIES,ETC TO THE NEXT GENERATION. THE NEXT GENERATION WILL BE ABLE TO SEE A GLIMPSE INTO WHO YOU WERE AS A CHILD AND DISCOVER CHERISHED TRADITIONS. LEARNING ABOUT YOUR FAMILY HISTORY CAN BE FUN AND ENLIGHTENING. PASSING THE INFORMATION ON TO FUTURE GENERATIONS IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF KEEPING IT ALIVE. THANKS TO MY NEICE CARLA AND HER COMMITTEE, FOR ALL THE LOVE AND DEDICATION THAT HAS GONE INTO THIS PROJECT AND MAY WE ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT “FAMILY MATTERS” Bobbie J. Mitchell "2013
6: When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. ~Joyce Brothers | The Jackson's Ernestine Jackson-Ford March 12, 1943 - June 6, 2004 Married: The late Odie R. Jackson Sr. Children: Cynthia Jackson Odie "Ronnie" Jackson, Jr. Tony Warren Jackson, Sr. Derek Ramond Jackson Terrence Perez Jackson Married: Collice Bincle Ford Jr.
7: Cynthia Lanorris Jackson February 28, 1960 Fort Worth, TX Hobbies: Dancing Listening to live music and Crosswords Shady Grove CME Church
8: Odie "Ronnie" Jackson Jr. August 31, 1961 - January 6, 2004 Fort Worth, TX Married: Susan Batot Child: Adam Jackson (deceased) Married: Sarah Ann Long Children: Destiny Jackson Jasmine Jackson Leighann Menchaca Heather Olmstead Grandchildren: Jason Menchaca Marisa Menchaca
9: Tory James Jackson Children:Jude Asher & Julia Jackson | Tony Warren Jackson Sr. February 28, 1963 Grapevine, TX Married: Deborah Lou Keller Children: Tony Warren Jackson, Jr, Tory James Jackson Taylor Michele Grandchildren: Jude Asher Jackson Julia Nicole Jackson Hobbies: Softball, Guns | Tony W. & Carol Jackson Jr.
10: Aaron Ramond Jackson | Derek Ramond Jackson February 29, 1964 Fort Worth, Texas Married Mary Kathleen Harmon Children: Aaron Ramond Jackson Sarah Kristine Jackson Kori Ellen Jackson Judemann Darius Reece Jackson Felicia Aleece Jackson Hobbies: Fishing, Softball | February 23, 1990 February, 1991
11: Terrence Perez Jackson Nov. 12, 1966 - July 1, 1984 Boating Accident
12: The Simmons Helen M. Benson Simmons Washington July 7, 1945 Starrett (Ellis County), Texas Married the late Franklin Charles Simmons March 16, 1960 Gary D. Simmons Carla Y. Simmons Darla U. Simmons (deceased) Andrea D. Simmons Dana L. Simmons Married Stephen A. Washington Jr. Aug. 27, 1983 Specialty by Washington's & Steve Washington Photography ~ Owners
13: Gary Donnell Simmons March 29, 1961 Ft. Worth, TX Son: Garrett Donnell Simmons June 15, 2007 Dallas, TX Garrett's mother Tina Cline | Darla Uvette Simmons June 19 - August 26, 1963 Whooping Cough Carla's Twin
14: Carla Yvette Gibson June 19, 1963 Dallas, TX Married: Bennie Lee Lott Jr. Dallas, TX Son: Bennie Lee Lott III Married: Lovett Darnell Gibson Detroit, MI. Son: Lovett Lenard Gibson Step-children: Rodney & Nicole Gray Step-Grand Children Troy, Amanda and Kendall Hobbies: Creating Photo Memories Books, Reading and Spoiling my Grand-Babies Associations - Black Accountants DFW Chapter Owners of L & C Bookkeeping | Bennie L & Ashley Johns Lott Married July 25, 2010 Ashton Lee Lott Aryn Simone Lott Jacksonville, FL.
15: Dana LaShawn McBride March 27, 1966 Dallas, TX. Married Richard McBride Daughter Kortnie KeAndrea Kenise McBride Hobbies: Crossword Puzzles & Decorating Owner of Decorations by Dana | Andrea Deneen Dudley August 9, 1964 Dallas, TX Married: Ravon Dudley Daughters: Countess Deneen Dudley Kayla Allana Danielle Vickers (Anthony Vickers) Hobbies: Swing Dancing, Shooting Pool, Bowling and Reading
16: The Mitchell's Bobbie Jo Mitchell August 16, 1948 Waxahachie, Texas Married: Fred Joseph Mitchell October 16, 1971 Children: Darin Damond Mitchell Rhonda Rochelle Reinacher Grandchildren: Justin, Sara, Sydney & Mitchell Reinacher, Alexa Mitchell Great Grandchild: Jacob Reinacher Hobbies: Reading, Crosswords, Piano, Enjoying Grandchildren
17: Darin Damond Mitchell August 15, 1966 Fort Worth, TX Daughter: Alexa Mitchell Hobbies: Reading, Cooking | Rhonda Rochelle Reinacher June 30, 1967 Married: Keith Alan Reinacher Children: Justin Reinacher Sara Reinacher Sydney Reinacher Mitchell Reinacher Grandchild: Jacob Reinacher Hobbies: Reading, Listening to live music
18: Gone | Gone, But Not Forgotten | Great Great Great Grand Father Jack Daniel Benson 1853 - 1938 Centerville, Texas Abner's Father | Great Great Great Great Grand-Father Stokes West 1845 - 1922 Waco, Texas Mattie West Benson Father | Great Great Great Great Grand-Mother Martha Benson 1832 - Unknown Jack D. Benson Sr. Mother | Great Great Great Great Grand-Mother Jane West 1854 - 1922 Centerville, Texas Mattie West Benson Mother | Great Great Great-Grand Mother Arlington, Texas Jacks 2nd Wife Abner's Mother | Great Grand Father Ft. Worth, Texas Cleo's Father | Franklin & Helen Simmons Daughter Carla Simmons Gibson Twin | Grandmother Winnie Mae Henderson Benson 1924 - 1950 Waxahachie, Texas Ernestine, Helen and Bobbie's Mother | Great Grand Mother Viola Homes Henderson 1905 - 1942 Centerville, Texas Robert Henderson Wife Winnie, Marie & Pearlie's Mother | Great Aunt Pearlie Henderson 1928 - 1944 Centerville, Texas Robert & Viola Henderson's Daughter | Great Great Great Grandfather Moses Scott 1852 - 1914 Mollie Scott Father | Great Great-Grandfather Eva Homes DOB & DOD Unknown Cassie Proctor Husband Viola Henderson Father
19: Great Grandmother Mollie Scott Hughes Austin 1900 - 1975 Centerville, Texas Cleo's Mother | Grandfather Grapevine, Texas Winnie Mae Benson Husband Ernestine, Helen and Bobbie's Father | Ernestine Benson Jackson Ford 1943 - 2004 Grapevine, Texas Cynthia, Ronnie, Tony, Derek, Terrence's Mother Cleo & Winnie Benson Daughter | OddieRonald Jackson Jr "Ronnie". 1961 - 2003 Oddie & Ernestine Jackson Oldest Son Sara Jackson Husband | Ernestine & Oddie Jackson Sr, Youngest Son | Aaron R. Jackson 1990 - 1991 Derek & Kathy Jackson Oldest Son | Great Grand Father Robert Henderson 1902 - 1971 Centerville, Texas Viola Henderson Husband Winnie, Marie & Pearlie's Father | Adam Jackson Ronnie Jackson & Susan Bato Son | Great Aunt Marie Beck 1926 - 2008 Lancaster, Texas Viola & Robert Henderson Daughter | Great Great-Grandmother Cassie Proctor Phillips 1872 - Unknown Eva Homes Wife Viola Henderson Mother | Great Great Great Grandmother Clarina Robinson DOB & DOD Unknown Mollie Scott Mother
20: Ernestine Benson Jackson Ford - Myocardial Infarction, Asthma Cynthia Lanoris Jackson - Mitral Valve Prolapse Odie "Ronnie" Jackson, Jr. - Non Small Cell Lung Cancer Tony Warren Jackson, Sr. - Aortic Valve Prolapse Derek Ramond Jackson - High Blood Pressure/Cholesterol, Gout Adam Joseph Jackson - Birth Defect Aaron Ramond Jackson - Acute Viral Myocarditis Helen Marie Benson Simmons Washington - Diabetes, Breast Cancer, High Blood Pressure, Chronic Kidney Failure due to Diabetes, Diabetic Retinopathy (Blindness), 3 Stroke, Coronary Artery Disease Gary Donnell Simmons - Congested Heart Failure, High Blood Pressure Carla Yvette Simmons Gibson - Born with Chronic Kidney Disease, High Blood Pressure, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Asthma Darla Uvette Simmons - Whooping Cough Dana McBride, Andrea Dudley - Diabetes Ancestors: According to their Death Certificates Jack Daniel Benson Sr 1853-1938 died from Old Age. Viola Holmes (Homes) Henderson 1905-1942 died from Indigestion. Pearlie (Pardley) Henderson 1928-1944 died from Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Winnie Mae Henderson 1924-1950 died from Acute Yellow Atrophy of Liver & Acute Hepatitis. Mattie West Benson 1874-1957 died from Coronary Occlusion & Arteriosclerosis. Abner Benson 1898-1958 died from Coronary Occlusion. | Medical History | Military Service Records | Moses Scott Civil War Colored Troops 41st US Colored Infantry 1864 Jack Daniel Benson Jr. World War I - Army John Clayton Hughes World War I - Army 1917 - 1918 Abner Benson World War I - Army - 1917 - Unknown Cleo Benson World War II - Army 1944-1945 Gary Donnell Simmons - Navy Bennie Lee Lott III - Navy 2002 - Present
21: Descendants Contact Information | Andrea Dudley - 801 S. Polk St Apt 713, Desoto, TX 75115 - 214-808-2851 - firstname.lastname@example.org Bobbie Mitchell - 1032 Springwood Dr, Lewisville, TX 75067, 972-221-2410 - email@example.com Carla Gibson ~ 1220 Cathey St. Cedar Hill, TX 75104 ~ 972 293 6706 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org Cynthia Jackson ~ 1531 S. State Hwy 121 Apt 2221, Lewisville, TX 75067 - 972-219-5613 - email@example.com Dana McBride - 717 Town Creek, Dallas, TX 75232 - 469-563-7516 - firstname.lastname@example.org Darin Mitchell - 613 Mandalay Bay Dr, Lewisville, TX 75056 - 214-683-8708 - email@example.com Derek Ramond Jackson, 817-773-4106, 3004 Rustic Meadow Trail, Mansfield, TX 76063, firstname.lastname@example.org Helen Washington - 717 Town Creek, Dallas, TX 75232 - 214-374-6474 Sawash@sbcglobal.net Rhonda Rochelle Reinacher, 214-718-7905, 1345 Saddleback Ln, Lewisville, TX 75067, email@example.com Sarah Ann Jackson (Ronnie), 817-707-1081, 1601 Towne Crossing Blvd, Apt 518, Mansfield, TX 76063, firstname.lastname@example.org Tony Warren Jackson, Sr, 682-521-3613, 1106 Valley Branch Dr, Arlington, TX 76001, email@example.com | The Genealogy of Jesus Christ Matthew 1:1
22: Our Family Gatherings
26: Our Great Great Grandfather Jack Daniel Benson Sr. and his grandson, our Grandfather Cleo Benson,the son of Abner Benson and Mollie Scott