Benjamin Franklin Trussell

23 February 1844–26 March 1939 (Age 95)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Benjamin Franklin

When Benjamin Franklin Trussell was born on 23 February 1844, in Alabama, United States, his father, James Nelson Trussell, was 31 and his mother, Nancy Ann Barnes, was 29. He married Mary Elizabeth Bozeman on 2 April 1869, in Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Talladega, Talladega, Alabama, United States in 1850 and Beat 3, Neshoba, Mississippi, United States for about 30 years. He died on 26 March 1939, in Neshoba, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Antioch Cemetery, Neshoba, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Franklin Trussell
1844–1939
Mary Elizabeth Bozeman
1848–1937
Marriage: 2 April 1869
James Benjamin Trussell
1870–1959
Nancy Drucilla Trussell
1872–1966
John Wesley Trussell
1874–1963
Willie Trussell
1876–1880
Leonard Trussell
1876–1876
Jesse Edwin Trussell
1877–1961
William V. Trussell
1879–1883
Emily Elvira Trussell
1882–1974
I. Riley Trussell
1884–1884
Ellen Trussell
1886–1979

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 April 1869
Mississippi, United States
children

(10)

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Parents and Siblings

    James Nelson Trussell

    Male1812–1880Male

    Nancy Ann Barnes

    Female1814–1893Female

siblings

(15)

    John Trussel

    Male1833–Male

    Elizabeth Trussell

    Female1836–1905Female

    John Wesley Trussell

    Male1838–1862Male

    Edward Jacson Trussell

    Male1840–Male

    Mary Lueza Trussell

    Female1842–Female

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World Events (8)

1846

Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861

Age 17

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 26

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English (East Midlands): of uncertain origin; perhaps from Old French troussel, Middle English trussel in the sense ‘packet’, and hence an occupational nickname for a peddler, or from the same word in the sense ‘stamp’, ‘mould (for stamping coins)’, and hence an occupational name for a minter. Alternatively, it may be from a nickname representing a variant of Thrussell, from Middle English throstle ‘thrush’, given probably to a cheerful person, the bird being noted for its cheerful song.

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

Sources (3)

  • Benjamin F Trussel, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Benjamin Trussell in household of John Trussell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Benjamin Trussell in household of James Trussell, "United States Census, 1850"

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