Elizabeth Bennett

FemaleJanuary 1828–1901

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Bennett was born in January 1828, in Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Chester Bennett, was 27 and her mother, Sabrina Brague, was 20. She married John Granger about 1840, in Ulster, Ulster Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States in 1855. She died in 1901, in Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Mountain Lake, Burlington Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Granger
Elizabeth Bennett
Marriage: about 1840
David Lester Granger
Sabrina Granger
John Granger
Roderick Granger
Charles Egbert Granger
Lucinda Granger
Almeda Granger
Burton Granger

Sources (7)

  • Elizabeth Granger in household of John Granger, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Elizabeth Granger in entry for Burton Granger and Flora Brown, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Elisabeth Granger in household of John Granger, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1840Ulster, Ulster Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 2

    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.

    1834 · The City of Brooklyn is Incorporated

    Age 6

    An act of incorporation in 1834 turned the village and town of Brooklyn to the city of Brooklyn. The city was divided into nine wards.

    1848 · Fire Causes $1.5 Million in Damages

    Age 20

    """A fire in September of 1848 caused an estimated $1.5 million in damages to the city of Brooklyn. The fire consumed """"three churches, the post office, two newspaper offices, and other property."""""""

    Name Meaning

    English: from the medieval personal name Benedict , from Latin Benedictus ‘blessed’. In the 12th century the Latin form of the name is found in England alongside versions derived from the Old French form Beneit, Benoit, which was common among the Normans. The surname has also been established in Ireland since the 14th century.

    German: from a short form of the personal name Bernhard .

    Altered form of French Benet or Bennet or of some other similar (like-sounding) French surname. Altered ending reflects the Canadian and American French practice of sounding the final -t.

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

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