Henry David Benscoter

Brief Life History of Henry David

When Henry David Benscoter was born on 18 December 1828, in Shelby, Richland, Ohio, United States, his father, William Dyer Van Benscoter, was 33 and his mother, Sally Fritz, was 32. He married Sarah Ann Smothers on 27 July 1854, in Jones, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Highland, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States in 1850 and Scott Township, Mahaska, Iowa, United States in 1860. He died in 1867, in Hamburg, Fremont, Iowa, United States, at the age of 39.

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Henry David Benscoter
Sarah Ann Smothers
Marriage: 27 July 1854
John Wesley Benscoter
Mary Ellen Benscoter
William Harrison Benscoter
Angeline Christina Benscoter
Minerva J Benscoter
Cordelia Benscoter

Sources (15)

  • Henry Benscooter in household of William Benscooter, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Henry Benscoter, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Henry Benscoter in entry for William Harrison Benscoter, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.


Historical Boundaries: 1830: Iowa, Michigan Territory, United States 1838: Iowa, Wisconsin Territory, United States 1848: Iowa, Wisconsin, United States


Historical Boundaries: 1841: Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Iowa, United States 1847: Fremont, Iowa, United States

Name Meaning

Altered form of Dutch Benschoter .

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

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