Benjamin F Tracewell

Male19 January 1831–1908

Brief Life History of Benjamin F

When Benjamin F Tracewell was born on 19 January 1831, in West Virginia, United States, his father, Edward Tracewell II, was 31 and his mother, Jane Teresa Neal, was 31. He married Angeline J Bloomer about 1851, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Wood, West Virginia, United States for about 20 years and Lubeck District, Wood, West Virginia, United States in 1900. He died in 1908, at the age of 77, and was buried in Parkersburg, Wood, West Virginia, United States.

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Benjamin F Tracewell
Angeline J Bloomer
Marriage: about 1851
Lizzie Tracewell

Sources (4)

  • B F Tracewell, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Benjamin F. Tracewell, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Benjamin Tracewell, "United States Census, 1900"

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  • Marriage
    about 1851Virginia, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (14)

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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 1

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 5

    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 32

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

    Name Meaning

    English (northern): habitational name from a place in Lancashire (formerly in Yorkshire), named in Anglo-Scandinavian as ‘Breith's stream’, from the Old Norse byname Breithr meaning ‘broad’ (which possibly replaced earlier Old English Brægd, meaning ‘trick’) + Old English well(a) ‘spring, stream’.

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

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