Benjamin Burbank

9 March 1765–29 July 1838 (Age 73)
Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Burbank was born on 9 March 1765, in Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Gershom Burbank, was 30 and his mother, Anna Pearson, was 26. He married Dorcas Forbush on 10 June 1789, in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 29 July 1838, in Shipton Township, Richmond, Quebec, Canada, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Burbank
1765–1838
Dorcas Forbush
1766–1845
Marriage: 10 June 1789
Benjamin Burbank
1792–
Dorcas Burbank
1793–1876
Lucy Burbank
1798–
Thirsa Burbank
1799–
Lavenia Burbank
1814–
Captain Abijah Burbank
1800–1868
Charles Furbush Burbank
1805–1884
David Burbank
1807–
Simeon Burbank
1809–
Mary Cora Burbank
1810–1869

Spouse and Children

    Male1765–1838Male

    Dorcas Forbush

    Female1766–1845Female

MARRIAGE
10 June 1789
Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
children

(10)

    Benjamin Burbank

    Male1792–Male

    Dorcas Burbank

    Female1793–1876Female

    Lucy Burbank

    Female1798–Female

    Thirsa Burbank

    Female1799–Female

    Male1800–1868Male

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 11

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 11

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 21

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name, perhaps from Burbank House in Dacre, Cumbria, possibly named with Old English burh ‘stronghold’, ‘manor’ + Old Danish banke ‘bank’, ‘ridge’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Burbank, "Massachusetts, Births, 1636-1924"
  • Benja Burbank, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Benjanim Burbank, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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