Benjamin Franklin Whicker

Brief Life History of Benjamin Franklin

When Benjamin Franklin Whicker was born in 1811, in Stokes, North Carolina, United States, his father, John Whicker, was 27 and his mother, Lydia Ann Allen, was 22. He had at least 4 sons and 1 daughter with Susannah Gunter. He lived in Moore, North Carolina, United States in 1850. He died in 1880, in North Carolina, United States, at the age of 69.

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Benjamin Franklin Whicker
Susannah Gunter
Thomas R Wicker
David Warren Wicker
Elijah Martin Wicker
Nancy J. Whicker
Benjamin Parker Whicker

Sources (7)

  • Benj Wicker, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Benjamin Wicker in entry for Susanna Wicker, "North Carolina, Historical Records Survey, Cemetery Inscription Card Index"
  • Benjamin Wicker, "United States Census, 1870"

World Events (8)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1812 · War of 1812

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

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: variant of Wicker .

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

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