Benjamin Fleming

Male17 September 1806–12 February 1891

Brief Life History of Benjamin

When Benjamin Fleming was born on 17 September 1806, in Middletown, Marion, West Virginia, United States, his father, Benoni Fleming, was 38 and his mother, Mary Stephenson, was 36. He married Amanda M. Fleming in 1828, in Monongalia, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Marion, Virginia, United States in 1850 and District 4, Mason, Virginia, United States in 1860. He died on 12 February 1891, in Fairmont, Marion, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Fairmont, Marion, West Virginia, United States.

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Benjamin Fleming
Amanda M. Fleming
Marriage: 1828
Frederick H. Fleming
Mary Malinda Fleming
Frederick Harmer Fleming
Edward Stephenson Fleming
Thurston Worth Fleming

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  • Benjamin Fleming, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Benjamin Fleming - Published information: birth-name: Benjamin Fleming
  • Benjamin Fleming, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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  • Marriage
    1828Monongalia, West Virginia, United States
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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    1812 · Monumental Church Built

    Age 6

    The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 24

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    English: ethnic name for someone from Flanders, from Middle English fleming. The word reflects a Norman French form of Old French flamanc ‘Fleming’, from the stem flam- + the ancient Germanic suffix -ing. In the Middle Ages there was considerable commercial intercourse between England and the Netherlands, particularly in the wool trade, and many Flemish weavers and dyers settled in England. This surname is also common in south and east Scotland and in Ireland, where it is sometimes found in the Gaelicized form Pléamonn.

    German: variant of Flemming , cognate with 1 above.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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