Benjamin Smith Rhett

Brief Life History of Benjamin Smith

When Benjamin Smith Rhett was born on 12 July 1825, in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States, his father, Thomas Moore Rhett, was 30 and his mother, Caroline Barnwell, was 20. He died on 3 May 1827, at the age of 1.

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Thomas Moore Rhett
Caroline Barnwell
Mary Barnwell Rhett
Benjamin Smith Rhett
Colonel Thomas Smith Rhett
Eliz Barnwell Rhett
Edward Barnwell Rhett
Robert Barnwell Rhett
Albert Moore Rhett

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Name Meaning

Altered form of an unidentified, presumably English surname.

History: This name was brought to North America in 1694 by William Rhett (1666–1723). Robert Barnwell Rhett (1800–76) was a SC congressman and senator, a noted secessionist.

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

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