Benjamin Burton Bunnell

1 October 1832–11 October 1898 (Age 66)
Oxford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Benjamin Burton

When Benjamin Burton Bunnell was born on 1 October 1832, in Oxford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, Renus Bunnell, was 33 and his mother, Temperance Baldwin, was 32. He married Sophia B. Fowler on 16 October 1851, in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Branford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States for about 20 years and Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States in 1880. He died on 11 October 1898, in Connecticut, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Branford Center Cemetery, Branford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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Benjamin Burton Bunnell
Sophia B. Fowler
Marriage: 16 October 1851
Charles E. Bunnell
Richard Bunnell

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  • Marriage
    16 October 1851Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 4
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1848 · Slavery is Abolished
    Age 16
    In 1840, the American Anti-Slavery Society split and slavery started being outlawed in the state. In Canterbury, Connecticut, Prudence Crandall started a school for young African American girls. The people got mad and Crandall was taken to court. The case was lost and that was the beginning of many other cases that would be lost, but it was also the start of having slavery abolished.
    Age 31
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English:habitational name from Bunwell in Norfolk. The placename is from Old English bune ‘reed’ + wella ‘spring, stream’. Old forms of the surname suggest a second, non-habitational source.(of Norman origin): possibly from French Bunel, a shortened form of Busonal, a nickname derived from buson ‘buzzard’ used for someone considered simple, silly.

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

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    Sources (10)

    • Benjamin B Brunnell in household of Renns Brunnell, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Benjamin Bunnell, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Benjamin B. Bunnell, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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