Phineas Milton Bennett

26 December 1815–1896 (Age 80)
New York, United States

The Life Summary of Phineas Milton

When Phineas Milton Bennett was born on 26 December 1815, in New York, United States, his father, Phineas Bennett, was 31 and his mother, Sophia Chandler, was 30. He married Hileann Humphrey on 26 October 1837. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Bainbridge, Chenango, New York, United States in 1870 and Bainbridge, Bainbridge, Chenango, New York, United States for about 5 years. He died in 1896, in Bennettsville, Bainbridge, Chenango, New York, United States, at the age of 81.

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Phineas Milton Bennett
Hileann Humphrey
Marriage: 26 October 1837
Erwin Delos Bennett

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World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819
Age 4
With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
Age 12
During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
Age 31
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: from the medieval personal name Benedict (Latin Benedictus meaning ‘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. See also Benedict .

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

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Sources (11)

  • Milton Bennett in household of Rufus Bennett, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Frances M Bennett, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Phineas M Bennett, "United States Census, 1860"

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