Henry David Benscoter

18 December 1828–1867 (Age 38)
Shelby, Richland, Ohio, United States

The Life 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
Mary Ellen Benscoter
John Wesley Benscoter
William Harrison Benscoter
Angeline Christina Benscoter
Minerva J Benscoter
Cordelia Benscoter

Spouse and Children

27 July 1854
Jones, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

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.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 8

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.

Age 18

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

Name Meaning

Variant of Dutch Benschoter .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Henry Benscooter in household of William Benscooter, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Henry Benscoter, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Henry Benscoter in entry for William Harrison Benscoter, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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