Frances Elizabeth Benson

19 September 1833–14 January 1914 (Age 80)
Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Frances Elizabeth

When Frances Elizabeth Benson was born on 19 September 1833, in Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, her father, Silas Benson, was 32 and her mother, Nancy C Miller, was 24. She married William Giles High in South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 14 January 1914, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States.

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William Giles High
Frances Elizabeth Benson
Andrew High

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South Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1835 · Angry Mob Seizes U-S Mail

Age 2

On August 31, 1835, in Charleston, South Carolina an angry mob takes control over the U-S mail and burns it in public.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 27

In 1860, South Carolina quit the United States because its citizens were in favor of slavery and President Lincoln was not. The Civil War started a year later.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Benne, a pet form of Benedict ( see Benn ).2 English: habitational name from a place in Oxfordshire named Benson, from Old English Benesingtūn ‘settlement (Old English tūn) associated with Benesa’, a personal name of obscure origin, perhaps a derivative of Bana meaning ‘slayer’.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic composed of a pet form of the personal name Beniamin ( see Bien , Benjamin ) + German Sohn ‘son’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Frances High in household of Wm High, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Frances Benson in household of Silas Benson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Francis Benson in household of Silas Benson, "United States Census, 1850"

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