Henry K Benton

Male10 February 1860–18 November 1893

Brief Life History of Henry K

When Henry K Benton was born on 10 February 1860, in Wood, Texas, United States, his father, Thomas F. Benton, was 33 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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Henry K Benton
Mary Eliza or "Liza" Newman
Marriage: 3 February 1887
Ida Viola Benton
James Lester Benton

Sources (10)

  • H. K. Benton in household of L. J. Benton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • H. K. Benton, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
  • Henry K Benton, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 February 1887
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (2)

    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.


    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

    habitational name from any of numerous places so called, especially Benton Green in Berkswell, Warwickshire, Bentons in Suffolk, and Little Benton and Longbenton in Northumberland. The places are named with Old English bēan ‘beans’ (a collective singular) or beonet ‘bent grass’ + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’.

    in Yorkshire and possibly also Staffordshire, a variant of Bentham .


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

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