Capt. Robert Benge

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    Capt. Robert Benge

    Post by Admin on Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:44 am

    My very great granny's name was Lucy Benge, daughter of the trader John Benge & Wurteh (full blood Cherokee). One of her brother's name was Robert Benge. Her 1/2 brother's name was Sequoyah.

    What a difference between very great Uncle Robert Benge & very great Uncle Sequoyah. Robert was one of a couple of Cherokees that had red hair & could pass for totally white. His dad was totally white. Some 1/2 sibs were totally white. Yet he raided a settlement every chance he got & was one of the most feared Cherokees of all time. Whites used to tell their children "you better behave - or Capt. Benge will get you".

    I've heard my ancestor Chief Doublehead ate people to put fear in the hearts of men. According to this site: http://donchesnut.com/genealogy/pages/bobbenge.htm, my ancestor Pumpkin Boy & also very great Uncle Robert Benge joined him in eating people.

    Eventually he was shot, scalped & also hung. The man who killed him was given a silver mounted rifle for doing so. Here's a link to his Find A Grave Memorial: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=61096573.

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