Benjamin Blackburn

Ashe, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Benjamin

When Benjamin Blackburn was born in 1806, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States, his father, Edmund Leroy Blackburn, was 15 and his mother, Mrs. Edmund Leroy Blackburn, was 14. 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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Benjamin Blackburn
Cynthia Owens
Marriage: 1826
Levi Blackburn
Mary Blackburn
John N Blackburn
Elizabeth Blackburn
Edmond Blackburn
Barbara Blackburn
Martha Jane Blackburn

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World Events (8)

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.
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.

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Sources (9)

  • 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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