Sarah Anna D. Bentley

22 August 1812–6 December 1880 (Age 68)
Queensbury, Queensbury, Warren, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah Anna D.

When Sarah Anna D. Bentley was born on 22 August 1812, in Queensbury, Queensbury, Warren, New York, United States, her father, Richard Bentley, was 35 and her mother, Dianah Vaughn, was 28. She married John Russell Twiss on 14 September 1834, in Queensbury, Queensbury, Warren, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Brookfield Township, Clinton, Iowa, United States for about 20 years. She died on 6 December 1880, in Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Russell Twiss
Sarah Anna D. Bentley
Marriage: 14 September 1834
Minerva A Twiss
Julia M Twiss
John Russell Twiss
Myron Twiss
Richard Bentley Twiss
Harriet E. Twiss
Edward Long Twiss
Emma J Twiss

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 September 1834Queensbury, Queensbury, Warren, New York, United States
  • Children


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    +12 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 7
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 15
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 18
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of various places, the chief of which are in Derbyshire, Essex, Hampshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, and East and South Yorkshire. The placename is from Old English beonet ‘bent grass’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.In some cases also an Americanized form of South German Bentele or of its Swiss German or South German cognates Bandle and Bandli.

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

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    Sources (20)

    • Ann Twiss in household of John R Twiss, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Ann Bently in entry for Richard Bently Twiss and Elenor Mae Hammon, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • Anna Twiss in household of John R S Twiss, "United States Census, 1880"

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