Edward Benson

Maleabout 1808–

Brief Life History of Edward

When Edward Benson was born about 1808, in Schaghticoke, Schaghticoke, Rensselaer, New York, United States, his father, John Benson, was 27 and his mother, Mary Burch, was 24. He lived in Ripley, Chautauqua, New York, United States in 1840.

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John Benson
Mary Burch
Edward Benson
William Benson
Thomas Benson
John Benson Jr.
Mary Ann Benson

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  • Edward Benson, "United States Census, 1840"

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World Events (8)


Age 0

Atlantic slave trade abolished.


Age 0

Historical Boundaries 1808: Chautauqua, New York, United States


Age 38

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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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