Benjamin Dolph Fleming

28 September 1827–22 October 1915 (Age 88)
Monongalia, Virginia, United States

The Life of Benjamin Dolph

When Benjamin Dolph Fleming was born on 28 September 1827, in Monongalia, Virginia, United States, his father, John Stephenson Fleming, was 32 and his mother, Nancy Ann Fleming, was 31. He married Rebecca Jennie Mayers on 7 November 1865. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Fairmont, Marion, West Virginia, United States for about 30 years. He died on 22 October 1915, in Marion, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Fairmont, Marion, West Virginia, United States.

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Benjamin Dolph Fleming
Rebecca Jennie Mayers
Marriage: 7 November 1865
Horace Glenn Fleming

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7 November 1865


    Horace Glenn Fleming


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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.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 17

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 34

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning

1 English: ethnic name for someone from Flanders. In the Middle Ages there was considerable commercial intercourse between England and the Netherlands, particularly in the wool trade, and many Flemish weavers and dyers settled in England. The word reflects a Norman French form of Old French flamenc, from the stem flam- + the Germanic suffix -ing. The surname is also common in south and east Scotland and in Ireland, where it is sometimes found in the Gaelicized form Pléimeann.2 German: variant of Flemming , cognate with 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Benj D Fleming, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Benj D Fleming, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Benjamin D Fleming, "United States Census, 1880"

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