Benoni Fleming

Brief Life History of Benoni

When Benoni Fleming was born on 15 February 1768, in Kent, Delaware, British Colonial America, his father, 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 12 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Marion, Virginia, United States in 1850. He died on 6 February 1856, in Fairmont, Marion, West 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
Ann Fleming
Edward Fleming
Fielding Fleming
George Fleming
Margaret Fleming
Rhoda Fleming
Margaret Fleming
Boaz Fleming
John Stephenson Fleming
Matthew Fleming
Rhoda Fleming
Alfred Fleming
Benjamin Fleming
Fielden Fleming
Nancy A Fleming

Sources (15)

  • Benoni Fleming, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Benonia Fleming, "West Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1854-1932"
  • Benoni Fleming in entry for James F Dewiez and Margaret Fleming, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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When the American Revolution began in 1775, the people of Delaware were not sure they wanted to split from England. When it came time to vote for the Declaration of Independence in 1776, even the delegates were split with two delegates in favor of independence and one against. The night before the vote, Caesar Rodney, who was for independence, was in the city of Dover. When he learned that the vote was taking place, he rode 70 miles at night through a thunderstorm to Philadelphia in order to vote so that Delaware would join the other colonies in declaring independence.


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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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