Mary Benefield

19 November 1839–14 January 1907 (Age 67)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Benefield was born on 19 November 1839, in Indiana, United States, her father, Jesse J. Benefiel, was 40 and her mother, America Nash, was 28. She married Thomas B Eaton on 21 November 1861, in Sullivan, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Sullivan, Hamilton Township, Sullivan, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Washington, District of Columbia, United States in 1900. She died on 14 January 1907, in Sullivan, Indiana, United States, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

Thomas B Eaton
1840–1907
Mary Benefield
1839–1907
Marriage: 21 November 1861
Leonard Francis Eaton
1864–1932
Lansis L. Eaton
1865–
Frederick L. Eaton
1867–1891
Helen L Eaton
1869–1922
William Claude Eaton
1872–1955
Idonia L. Eaton
1874–
Rush Eaton
1880–1968

Spouse and Children

    Thomas B Eaton

    Male1840–1907Male

    Female1839–1907Female

MARRIAGE
21 November 1861
Sullivan, Indiana, United States
children

(7)

    Male1864–1932Male

    Lansis L. Eaton

    Male1865–Male

    Frederick L. Eaton

    Male1867–1891Male

    Female1869–1922Female

    William Claude Eaton

    Male1872–1955Male

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jesse J. Benefiel

    Male1799–1851Male

    America Nash

    Female1811–1890Female

siblings

(4)

    Isabel Benefield

    Female1823–1903Female

    Oliver H. Benefiel

    Male1827–Male

    Helen Benefiel

    Female1836–Female

    Female1839–1907Female

World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 2

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.
1848 · Cornerstone of the Washington Monument

Age 9

President James K. Polk laid the cornerstone for the Washington Monument on July 4, 1848. Afterwards, each of the existing states are welcomed to do the same.
1863

Age 24

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English:1. variant of Banfield or Bonfield . 2. topographic name from Middle English bent ‘bentgrass’ + feld ‘open country’ or ‘land converted to arable use’, or a habitational name from a place named with these elements (Old English beonet + feld), such as Binfield in Berkshire.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Eaton in household of Thomas B Eaton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Benefiel in household of Jesse J Benefiel, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary B Eaton in household of Thos B Eaton, "United States Census, 1900"

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