Alexander Benjamin Stithem

Brief Life History of Alexander Benjamin

When Alexander Benjamin Stithem was born on 26 March 1785, in Maine, United States, his father, James Stithem, was 31 and his mother, Mary Ida R Matthias, was 42. He had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with Elizabeth Patch. He lived in Jerome Township, Union, Ohio, United States in 1840 and Gibson Township, Mercer, Ohio, United States in 1860. He registered for military service in 1805. He died in January 1867, in Union, Ohio, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Marysville, Union, Ohio, United States.

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Alexander Benjamin Stithem
Elizabeth Patch
Andrew Samuel Stithem
Sara Martha Stithem
William James Stithem
Amos Stithem

Sources (5)

  • Alx B Stitham, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Alexander B. Strathern in entry for Martha Patch, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"
  • Alexander Stithem, "United States Census, 1860"

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

1804 · Whitehead Light

In 1804, President Thomas Jefferson authorized the creation of a light station on Whitehead Island. The light house went into service by 1807. It is the third-oldest light house in Maine. Whitehead Light still exists as the private property of Pine Island Camp, a non-profit organization.


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Statham .

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

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