Benjamin Loomis

Brief Life History of Benjamin

When Benjamin Loomis was born about 1768, in Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, John Loomis, was 36 and his mother, Redexselena Wolcott, was 34. He married Nancy Geer in September 1802. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in East Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States in 1850. He died on 11 January 1851, at the age of 84, and was buried in East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Benjamin Loomis
Nancy Geer
Marriage: September 1802
Delia Loomis
Benjamin Loomis
Joseph S Loomis
Benjamin Loomis
Elizabeth Loomis
Nancy Ellen Loomis
Mary Ann Loomis
Morgan Loomis
Ralph J. Loomis
Emily F Loomis
John E Loomis

Sources (11)

  • Benjamin Loomis in household of Orrin Franklin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Benjamin Loomis, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Benj. in entry for Emily F. Loomis Tarbox, "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955"

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Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a lost place near Bury inLancashire, recorded in the Middle Ages as Lumhalghs, andapparently named with the Old English elements lumm ‘pool’ +halh ‘nook, recess’.

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

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