Benjamin Hoorenbeck

about 1770–1808 (Age 38)
Rochester, Ulster, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Benjamin

When Benjamin Hoorenbeck was born about 1770, in Rochester, Ulster, New York, United States, his father, Joseph Hornbeck, was 36 and his mother, Blandina Westbrook, was 24. He died in 1808, at the age of 38.

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Joseph Hornbeck
Blandina Westbrook
Abraham Hornbeck
Elizabeth Hornbeck
Everett Hoorenbeck
Joseph Hornbeck
Margaret Hornbeck
Maria Hornbeck
Ledia Hornbeck
Saffreen Hornbeck
Sofferin Hornbeck
Lydia Hornbeck
Benjamin Hoorenbeck
Sovereign Horenbeck
Eleanor Hornbeck
Jacob Hornbeck
Benjamin Hornbeck
Lydia Hoorenbeck
Severyne Hornbeck

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Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
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New York is the 11th state.
1776 · The Declaration to the King
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"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

Biblical name, borne by the youngest of the twelve sons of Jacob. His mother Rachel died in giving birth to him, and in her last moments she named him Benoni, meaning ‘son of my sorrow’. His father, however, did not wish him to bear such an ill-omened name, and renamed him Benyamin (Genesis 35:16–18; 42:4). This means either ‘son of the right hand’ or more likely ‘son of the south’ (Hebrew yamin can also mean ‘south’), since Benjamin was the only child of Jacob born in Canaan and not in Mesopotamia to the north. Another tradition is that the second element of the name is a variant of the Hebrew plural noun yamim, which means ‘days’ but is used idiomatically to mean ‘year’ or ‘years’. The name would then mean ‘son of (my) old age’ and refer to the fact that Benjamin was Jacob's youngest child. In the Middle Ages the name was often given to sons whose mothers had died in childbirth. Today it has no such unfortunate associations and it grew enormously in popularity following the release of the film The Graduate ( 1967 ), in which Dustin Hoffman played the role of Benjamin Braddock . It is used in Scotland as an Anglicized form of Gaelic Beathan .

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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