Eugene Rhodes Benson

Brief Life History of Eugene Rhodes

When Eugene Rhodes Benson was born on 7 November 1851, in Jackson, Mississippi, United States, his father, George Rhodes Benson, was 30 and his mother, Amanda Margaret Goff, was 19. He married Mary Ann Strickland Benson about 1874. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Bosque, Texas, United States in 1880 and Love, Oklahoma, United States in 1920. He died on 6 February 1923, in Bryan, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Utica, Bryan, Oklahoma, United States.

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Eugene Rhodes Benson
Eliza Ann Powell
Marriage: 25 May 1884
Eugene S Benson
Ellen L Benson
Elizabeth Ann Benson
Bertha Benson
Nesbit Roland Benson

Sources (13)

  • Eugene Benson in household of G R Benson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Eugene R Benson - Government record: Census record: birth: 1851; Mississippi, United States
  • Eugene R Benson, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"

World Events (8)


Historical Boundaries: 1854: Bosque, Texas, United States


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1870 · Texas Is Restored to the Union

Congress restored Texas to the Union on March 30, 1870, despite not yet meeting all of the requirements established for re-admittance.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Ben(ne), a pet form of Benedict (see Benn ) + -son.

English: habitational name from a place in Oxfordshire named Benson, from Old English Benesingtūn ‘settlement (Old English tūn) associated with Benesa’, a personal name of obscure origin, perhaps a derivative of Bana meaning ‘slayer’.

Americanized form of any of various Scandinavian patronymics from the personal name Bengt, Bendt, etc., Scandinavian forms of Benedict , e.g. Swedish Bengtsson , Danish Bendtsen, Danish and Norwegian Bentsen . Compare Bensen 2.

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

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