Benjamin Hamner

June 1826–1 June 1900 (Age 74)
Elizabethtown, Essex, New York, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Hamner was born in June 1826, in Elizabethtown, Elizabethtown, Essex, New York, United States, his father, Joseph Hanmer, was 34 and his mother, Matilda Hamilton, was 32. He married Caroline about 1848, in Bristol, Addison, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Mount Tabor, Rutland, Vermont, United States in 1880. He died on 1 June 1900, in Lincoln, Addison, Vermont, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Norton Cemetery, Keene, Keene, Essex, New York, United States.

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Benjamin Hamner
Marriage: about 1848
Racelia Hamner

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about 1848
Bristol, Addison, Vermont, United States


    Racelia Hamner


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

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 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

Age 8

The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 

Age 20

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

Name Meaning

1 English (West Midlands): probably a metathesized form of Hanmer, a habitational name from Hanmer in Flintshire.2 Swedish (Hamnér): ornamental name from hamn ‘harbor’ + the surname suffix -ér, derived from the Latin adjectival ending -er(i)us.

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

Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Hamner, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Benjamin Hamner, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Benj D Hammer in entry for Joseph A Hammer, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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