Benjamin Alton Junior

about 1827–25 March 1875 (Age 48)
North Bloomfield, Trumbull, Ohio, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Alton Junior was born about 1827, in North Bloomfield, Trumbull, Ohio, United States, his father, Benjamin Alton Senior, was 28 and his mother, Francis Hoyt, was 27. He married Sarah Alvira Coburn on 15 November 1841, in Saint Joe, Concord Township, DeKalb, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He died on 25 March 1875, in Fremont, Newaygo, Michigan, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Fremont, Newaygo, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Alton Junior
Sarah Alvira Coburn
Marriage: 15 November 1841
Amanda Leticia Alton
Benjamin Alton
Samantha Lucretia Alton
Cordelia Silvia Alton
Eliza Amelia Alton
Sarah Cornelia Alton
Candace Marilla Alton

Spouse and Children

15 November 1841
Saint Joe, Concord Township, DeKalb, Indiana, United States


    Amanda Leticia Alton


    Benjamin Alton


    Samantha Lucretia Alton


    Cordelia Silvia Alton


    Eliza Amelia Alton


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Lorenzo Dow Alton


    Mark Alton



    Mary Marilla Alton


    Cyrus Alton


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

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.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 9

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.

Age 19

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 the many places called Alton, in Derbyshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, and elsewhere. The origin is various: Alton in Derbyshire and Alton Grange in Leicestershire probably have as their first element Old English (e)ald ‘old’. Those in Hampshire, Dorset, and Wiltshire are at the sources of rivers, and are named in Old English as ‘settlement (tūn) at the source (ǣwiell)’. Others derive from various Old English personal names; for example, the one in Staffordshire is formed with an unattested personal name, Ælfa, and one in Worcestershire, Eanulfintun in 1023 , is ‘settlement associated with (-ing) Ēanwulf’.

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

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Story Highlight

Ben Alton Jr. by Cash Davis Bond, Jr

Ben Alton Jr. had been a cooper in Ohio. He operated a brick making business and later a furniture store in Fremont. He had several laborers living with him when the 1870 census was taken. Mapsey G …

Sources (3)

  • B Alton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Benjamin Alton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Benjamin Alton, "Michigan, Civil War Centennial Observance Commission, Committee on Civil War Grave Registration, Burial Records"

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