Cornelius Valleau Benson

30 June 1814–16 October 1892 (Age 78)
Sophiasburgh, Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Cornelius Valleau

When Cornelius Valleau Benson was born on 30 June 1814, in Sophiasburgh, Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada, his father, John Benson, was 50 and his mother, Mary Valleau, was 27. He married Elizabeth Ann Van Blaricom on 19 February 1843, in Sophiasburgh, Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 16 October 1892, in Sophiasburgh, Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 78, and was buried in Picton, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Cornelius Valleau Benson
1814–1892
Elizabeth Ann Van Blaricom
1816–1901
Marriage: 19 February 1843
Josiah Benson
1844–1924
Esther Elizabeth Benson
1847–1936
Phoebe Jane Bird Benson
1849–1858
Sarah Almira Benson
1851–1935
Portland Benson
1855–1938

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
19 February 1843
Sophiasburgh, Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

    John Benson

    Male1764–1864Male

    Mary Valleau

    Female1787–1855Female

siblings

(11)

    Mary Polly Emily Benson

    Female1802–1855Female

    Female1803–1882Female

    Elizabeth Benson

    Female1805–1877Female

    Ann Benson

    Female1807–1880Female

    Peter Valleau Benson

    Male1809–1873Male

+6 More Children

World Events (4)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 53

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.
1869

Age 55

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1883 · Mining Boom

Age 69

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Benne, a pet form of Benedict ( see Benn ).2 English: habitational name from a place in Oxfordshire named Benson, from Old English Benesingtūn ‘settlement (Old English tūn) associated with Benesa’, a personal name of obscure origin, perhaps a derivative of Bana meaning ‘slayer’.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic composed of a pet form of the personal name Beniamin ( see Bien , Benjamin ) + German Sohn ‘son’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Cornelius Benson, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Cornelius V Benson in entry for Levi Moore and Ester E Benson, "Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869"
  • Cornelius Valleau Benson in entry for Portland Benson, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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