Benjamin Franklin Deweese

MaleNovember 1839–November 1862

Brief Life History of Benjamin Franklin

When Benjamin Franklin Deweese was born in November 1839, in Morgan, Illinois, United States, his father, James Madison Deweese, was 24 and his mother, Ann Wine, was 22. He lived in Marion, Marion, South Carolina, United States in 1850. He died in November 1862, at the age of 23.

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James Madison Deweese
Ann Wine
Elizabeth Deweese
Alice Deweese
Mary Ann Deweese
George Deweese
Benjamin Franklin Deweese
Eliza DeWeese
Joel W. DeWeese
Lucinda Deweese
Ellen Deweese
Jasper C. DeWeese
Wilson Deweese
Homer C. Deweese

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  • Benjaman Deeonso in household of James M Deeonso, "United States Census, 1850"

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World Events (5)


Age 7

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

1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 9

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 17

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

Flemish: nickname or relation name from Middle Dutch weese ‘orphan’ + the definite article de.

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

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