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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Benjamin Burbank
Dorcas Forbush
Marriage: 10 June 1789
Benjamin Burbank
Dorcas Burbank
Lucy Burbank
Thirsa Burbank
Lavenia Burbank
Captain Abijah Burbank
Charles Furbush Burbank
David Burbank
Simeon Burbank
Mary Cora Burbank

Spouse and Children


    Dorcas Forbush


10 June 1789
Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, United States


    Benjamin Burbank


    Dorcas Burbank


    Lucy Burbank


    Thirsa Burbank



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World Events (8)


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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