Frances Elizabeth Benson

Brief Life History 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

Sources (5)

  • Frances High in household of Wm High, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Frances Elizabeth Benson High, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Frances Benson in household of Silas Benson, "United States Census, 1860"

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World Events (8)

1835 · Angry Mob Seizes U-S Mail

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

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.


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

English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Ben(ne), a pet form of Benedict (see Benn ) + -son.

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’.

Americanized form of any of various Scandinavian patronymics from the personal name Bengt, Bendt, etc., Scandinavian forms of Benedict , e.g. Swedish Bengtsson , Danish Bendtsen, Danish and Norwegian Bentsen . Compare Bensen 2.

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

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