Sarah Anna D. Bentley

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

The Life 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
1811–1892
Sarah Anna D. Bentley
1812–1880
Marriage: 14 September 1834
Minerva A Twiss
1835–1918
Julia M Twiss
1837–1880
John Russell Twiss
1839–1918
Myron Twiss
1841–1927
Richard Bentley Twiss
1843–1926
Harriet E. Twiss
1847–1850
Edward Long Twiss
1850–1939
Emma J Twiss
1853–1935

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 September 1834
Queensbury, Queensbury, Warren, New York, United States
children

(8)

    Minerva A Twiss

    Female1835–1918Female

    Julia M Twiss

    Female1837–1880Female

    John Russell Twiss

    Male1839–1918Male

    Myron Twiss

    Male1841–1927Male

    Richard Bentley Twiss

    Male1843–1926Male

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Richard Bentley

    Male1777–1842Male

    Dianah Vaughn

    Female1784–1866Female

siblings

(17)

    Marilla Bentley

    Female1803–1803Female

    Adelia Bentley

    Female1804–1804Female

    William Bentley

    Male1805–1886Male

    Male1806–1893Male

    Male1810–1890Male

+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

1 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 place name is from Old English beonet ‘bent grass’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.2 Probably an Americanized spelling of Swiss Bandle or Bandli or German Bentele, all short forms of the medieval personal name Pantaleon ( see Pantaleo ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Anna Twiss in household of John R S Twiss, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ann Twiss in household of J R Twiss, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ann Bently in entry for Richard Bently Twiss and Elenor Mae Hammon, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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