Benjamin Pedrick

Male5 September 1795–1875

Brief Life History of Benjamin

When Benjamin Pedrick was born on 5 September 1795, in Pedricktown, Oldmans Township, Salem, New Jersey, United States, his father, Robert Pedrick Jr, was 33 and his mother, Rebecca Slide, was 18. He married Abigail Nale on 2 July 1818, in Salem, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Upper Penns Neck Township, Salem, New Jersey, United States in 1850 and Woolwich Township, Gloucester, New Jersey, United States in 1860. He died in 1875, at the age of 80.

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Benjamin Pedrick
Susan Carson
Marriage: about 1837
Martha A Pedrick
Miranda T. Pedrick
Elizabeth A. L. Pedrick
Lydia Pedrick
Emma Pedrick
Charles G Pedrick
Hannah G Pedrick
Thomas Pedrick
Caroline V. Pedrick
William Pedrick
Josephine Pedrick

Sources (39)

  • Benj Pedrick, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Benjamin Pederick, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
  • Benjaman Pedrick in entry for Charles G. Pedrick, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915"

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  • Marriage
    about 1837Salem, New Jersey, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 5

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


    Age 9

    Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr had been political enemies with intense personal differences for quite some time. Burr accused Hamilton of publicly disparaging his character during the elections of 1800 and 1804. On the morning of July 11, the two politicians went to Weehawken, New Jersey to resolve the disputes with an official duel. Both men were armed with a pistol. Hamilton missed, but Burr's shot fatally wounded Hamilton, who would die by the following day. The duel custom had been outlawed in New York by 1804, resulting in Burr fleeing the state due to an arrest warrant. He would later be accused of treason, but ultimately be acquitted.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 24

    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. 

    Name Meaning

    Cornish: from the Cornish personal name Pedrek, a saint's name which is often met in the learned form Petrock. Pedrek is patron saint of Padstow (‘parish of Saint Pethericke alias Padistow’), but examples of the surname are not likely to be derived from the placename.

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

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