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Elizabeth Maria BENSON (Benjamínsdottir) Bell

Elizabeth Maria BENSON (Benjamínsdottir) Bell, born 1881.

"The pioneer immigrant ancestors of the Benson family were Kristmundur Benjamínsson and his wife Sigurlaug Bjornsdottir." more pending...

As for the ancestry - it is very e
asy to trace the ancestry of Sigurlaug, but Kristmundur is a bit harder, although the ancestry  of Kristín Þorleifsdóttir is easily traced. The problems [sic] are Guðmundur Geirmundsson and Agnes Guðmundsdóttir, where little more than the names of their parents is known., [65]
http://genforum.genealogy.com/iceland/messages/3746.html

"Specifically, Kristmundur Benjamínsson was the son of Benjamín, son of Kristín, daughter of Þorleifur, son of Þorleifur, son  of Þorgrímur Þorleifsson.
That Þorgrímur Þorleifsson was also the father of Magnús, Father of Oddný, mother of Helgi, father of Guðmundur, father  of Kristmundur, father of Guðrún, mother of Helga, mother of Sjöfn, who is my mother.
"
Fridrik Skulason [Friðrik Skúlason of Íslendingabók] , [65]
http://genforum.genealogy.com/iceland/messages/3763.html

Kristmundur Benjamínsson, was a pioneer of New Iceland
Before Kristmundur married he had a son here in Iceland, and his descendants would be your closest relatives in Iceland. The son was Stefán Kristmundsson (b. 1867). He had a daughter, Ástríður [Ástríður Kristmundsdóttir] (1897-1979), who in turn had a daughter, Margrét, (1922-2004), who in turn had a couple of children and four surviving grandchildren.
, [65]


Elizabeth Maria BENSON (Benjamínsdottir) Bell
Daughter of Kristmundur G. Benjamínsson (Benson) and Agnes Gudmundsdottir

Marriage 1: Tom Bell

Siblings:
Ingibjörg REF 1
Magnus Benjamínsson
, Gardar, N. Dakota

Last name changed from Benjamínsson to Benson
'16 children born, 8 reached adulthood', [72]

One died young,
2. Helga BENSON Waterer, b. 1867, [72]
3. Björn Benson, b. 1870, [72]
4. Maríon Benson- See Mary Benson Seaborn, b. 1872, [72]
5. Rosa Rannveig Benjamínsson TAYLOR Banks, 1877, [72]
6. Elizabeth Maria BENSON Bell, b. 1881, [72]
6. Jóhannes K. Benson, abt. 1882, [72]
7. Ingunn BENSON Smith, b. 1889, [72]
8. Jónína 'Ninna'  Benson Alexander, 1890, [72]

Not on New tree
Sigríður Benjamínsdóttir 1873

Children:


Elizabeth Joe and Jonasina Benson
Courtesy of The Carla ROWLIN Jacob Collection

6. Elizabeth Maria BENSON Bell
6. Elizabeth Maria BENSON Bell , b. 1881, [72]  On a Family Tree sent a few years ago by Miriam Westereng to Roy, It listed a Mrs. Bell in Marin, Calif. This would be the very same one here. It turned out to be the Benson Family, not Elizabeth Sier. This would be Elizabeth's aunt. Elizabeth was Carla's babysitter, whom they called 'Nanny'. More pending...

 
Joe Benson and sisters, Elizabeth and Ninna
Courtesy of The Carla ROWLIN Jacob Collection
Retouched by Roy Einar Christopherson
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CJC_017 Tom Bell and Nanny
aka Elizabet Benson Bell

Courtesy of The Carla ROWLIN Jacob Collection

 
CJC_018 Tom Bell and Nanny
aka Elizabet Benson Bell
Courtesy of The Carla ROWLIN Jacob Collection
CJC_019 Tom Bell and Nanny
aka Elizabet Benson Bell
Courtesy of The Carla ROWLIN Jacob Collection
 
Elizabeth Maria BENSON Bell in Southern California
Courtesy of The Carla ROWLIN Jacob Collection

Elizabeth, Joe, and Jonasina Benson
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Courtesy of The Carla ROWLIN Jacob Collection

All living relatives & their spouses of Joe (Johannes) Benson, Kristmundur's son.  Most are from Canada, some California
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