John Byron Benefiel
- Born: 22 Apr 1847, Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana
- Marriage: Ellen Flora Aldridge on 21 Jan 1874 in Illinois
- Died: 29 Jan 1938, Matoon, Coles County, Illinois at age 90
- Buried: Dodge Grove Cemetery, Mattoon, Coles County, Illinois
Noted events in his life were:
• Census, 1850, Indiana, Knox County, District 61, Image 17 of 156. Age 3 yrs.
• Census, 1860, Indiana, Sullivan County, Carlisle Township, Image 7 of 12. Age 12 yrs.
• Census, 1870, Illinois, Coles County, Mattoon Township, Image 48 of 125. Age 23 yrs., farm laborer.
John married Ellen Flora Aldridge, daughter of Isaac Henry Aldridge and Rebecca Bartlett, on 21 Jan 1874 in Illinois. (Ellen Flora Aldridge was born on 2 Aug 1849 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, died on 3 Sep 1896 in Mattoon, Coles County, Illinois and was buried in Dodge Grove Cemetery, Mattoon, Coles County, Illinois.)