BENNINGFIELD, HUDSON POSEY
BENNINGFIELD, HUDSON POSEY (ca. 1810–ca. 1885). Hudson Posey Benningfield, pioneer Red River County settler, was born near Nashville, Tennessee, around 1810. Around 1816 he moved with his family to the Red River valley in Arkansas. Around 1820 they crossed the river with Charles Burkham and settled in what became known as the Burkham Settlementqv in northeastern Red River County, Texas. In 1833 Benningfield married Susannah Burkham Baker, widow of James Baker. During the Mexican War Benningfield served in Capt. Samuel W. Simms's company of Texas volunteers along with his brother-in-law Ahijah Burkham. In the 1860 census Benningfield is listed as a farmer, age fifty, with personal property valued at $3,000 and six children. After the Civil War he moved to Atascosa County, where he evidently died around 1885.
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