Henry David Benscoter

Male18 December 1828–1867

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 B 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 in entry for William Harrison Benscoter, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
  • Henry Benscoter, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 July 1854Jones, Iowa, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (17)

    +12 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    American settlers began mining the Wisconsin Territory in the early 1800's. The lead ore in the territory had largely been mined previously by American Indians. By 1829, nearly 4,000 miners had moved to Wisconsin Territory. The miners became known as badgers as they burrowed into hillsides for shelter. The name eventually represented the state and Wisconsin is now known as the Badger State. (Wisconsin Historical Society: Lead Mining in Southwestern Wisconsin)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 2

    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.


    Age 13

    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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