Henry K Benton

10 February 1860–18 November 1893 (Age 33)
Wood, Texas, United States

The Life of Henry K

When Henry K Benton was born on 10 February 1860, in Wood, Texas, United States, his father, Thomas F. Benton, was 32 and his mother, Lucy Jane Dunn, was 24. He married Mary Eliza or "Liza" Newman on 3 February 1887. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Texas, United States in 1870. He died on 18 November 1893, in Wood, Texas, United States, at the age of 33, and was buried in Clover Hill Cemetery, Quitman, Wood, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry K Benton
1860–1893
Mary Eliza or "Liza" Newman
1867–
Marriage: 3 February 1887
Ida Viola Benton
1889–1948
James Lester Benton
1891–1955

Spouse and Children

    Male1860–1893Male

    Mary Eliza or "Liza" Newman

    Female1867–Female

MARRIAGE
3 February 1887
children

(2)

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas F. Benton

    Male1828–1863Male

    Lucy Jane Dunn

    Female1835–1908Female

siblings

(2)

    Male1860–1893Male

    Mary L Benton

    Female1862–1895Female

World Events (8)

1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 1

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.
1863

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · Texas Is Restored to the Union

Age 10

Congress restored Texas to the Union on March 30, 1870, despite not yet meeting all of the requirements established for re-admittance.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a pair of villages in Northumbria named with Old English bēan ‘beans’ (a collective singular) or beonet ‘bent grass’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The name is now most frequent in the West Midlands, however, so it may be that a place of the same name in that area should be sought as its origin.

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

Sources (3)

  • Henry K Benton in household of Lucy J Benton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Henry K Benton in household of Thos F Benton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • H. K. Benton, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"

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