Mary Benefield

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

The Life Summary 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, 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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Thomas B Eaton
Mary Benefield
Marriage: 21 November 1861
Leonard Francis Eaton
Lansis L. Eaton
Frederick L. Eaton
Helen L Eaton
William Claude Eaton
Idonia L. Eaton
Rush Eaton

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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.
Age 3
Historical Boundaries: 1842: Sullivan, Indiana, United States
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 (15)

  • 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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