Benjamin F. Tharp

Brief Life History of Benjamin F.

When Benjamin F. Tharp was born on 27 December 1824, in Harrison, Virginia, United States, his father, Hezekiah D Tharp, was 32 and his mother, Huldah Cox, was 27. He married Ann Chidester (Tharp - married) on 13 October 1843, in Harrison, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 27 October 1856, in Van, Marshall, Iowa, United States, at the age of 31, and was buried in Mount Sterling, Van Buren, Iowa, United States.

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Benjamin F. Tharp
1824–1856
Ann Chidester (Tharp - married)
1822–1903
Marriage: 13 October 1843
Sarah Columbia Tharp
1844–
John Ison Tharp
1846–1919

Sources (17)

  • Benjamin F. Tharp in the Iowa Census, 1838-70
  • Benj Tharp, "West Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1776-1971"
  • Benjamin F. Tharp, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (6)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Thorpe .

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

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