Benjamin Blackburn

1806–
Ashe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Blackburn was born in 1806, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States, his father, Edmund Leroy Blackburn Sr, was 15 and his mother, Katherine Frances Hodges, was 15. He married Cynthia Owens in 1826, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Blackburn
1806–
Cynthia Owens
1805–
Marriage: 1826
Levi Blackburn
1827–1863
Mary Blackburn
1829–
John N Blackburn
1832–1912
Elizabeth Blackburn
1833–
Edmond Blackburn
1836–
Barbara Blackburn
1841–1912
Martha Jane Blackburn
1851–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1826
Ashe, North Carolina, United States
children

(7)

    Levi Blackburn

    Male1827–1863Male

    Mary Blackburn

    Female1829–Female

    John N Blackburn

    Male1832–1912Male

    Elizabeth Blackburn

    Female1833–Female

    Edmond Blackburn

    Male1836–Male

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1808

Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 24

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
1846

Age 40

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

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Blackburn, but especially the one in Lancashire, so named with Old English blæc ‘dark’ + burna ‘stream’. The surname is mainly found in northern England.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ben Blackborn, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Benjaman Blackbern, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Benjamin in entry for Levi Blackburn and Mahala Dyer, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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