Benoni Fleming

15 February 1768–6 February 1856 (Age 88)
Kent, Delaware, British Colonial America

The Life of Benoni

When Benoni Fleming was born on 15 February 1768, in Kent, Delaware, British Colonial America, his father, Col William Fleming Jr, was 50 and his mother, Jean "Jane" Frame, was 41. He married Mary Stephenson in 1788. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Marion, Virginia, United States in 1850. He died on 6 February 1856, in Fairmont, Marion, Virginia, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Fleming Memorial Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Fairmont, Marion, West Virginia, United States.

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Benoni Fleming
Mary Stephenson
Marriage: 1788
George Fleming
Edward Fleming
Stephenson Fleming
Margaret Fleming
Boaz Fleming
John Stephenson Fleming
Matthew Fleming
Rhoda Fleming
Alfred Fleming
Benjamin Fleming
Fielden Fleming
Nancy A Fleming

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World Events (8)


Age 8

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1777 · Battle of Cooch's Bridge

Age 9

The Battle of Cooch's Bridge took place on September 3, 1777. It was a battle between the Continental Army, American militia and German soldiers fighting with Britain. On the US side, twenty were killed and twenty were wounded. For Britain, three to thirty were killed and twenty to thirty were wounded. The battle was a British victory when they pushed the Americans back across the bridge.

Age 23

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

Name Meaning

1 English: ethnic name for someone from Flanders. 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. The word reflects a Norman French form of Old French flamenc, from the stem flam- + the Germanic suffix -ing. The surname is also common in south and east Scotland and in Ireland, where it is sometimes found in the Gaelicized form Pléimeann.2 German: variant of Flemming , cognate with 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Benoni Fleming, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Benoni Fleming in entry for James F Dewiez and Margaret Fleming, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Benoni Fleming in entry for John W Kelly and Rhoda Fleming, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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