Cornelius Valleau Benson

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

The Life Summary 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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Cornelius Valleau Benson
Elizabeth Ann Van Blaricom
Marriage: 19 February 1843
Josiah Benson
Esther Elizabeth Benson
Phoebe Jane Bird Benson
Sarah Almira Benson
Portland Benson

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  • Marriage
    19 February 1843Sophiasburgh, Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada
  • Children


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    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.
    Age 57
    British Columbia joins the confederation.
    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

    English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Ben(ne), a pet form of Benedict (see Benn ) + -son.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’.Americanized form of any of various Scandinavian patronymics from the personal name Bengt, Bendt, etc., Scandinavian forms of Benedict , e.g. Swedish Bengtsson , Danish Bendtsen, Danish and Norwegian Bentsen . Compare Bensen 2.

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

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    Sources (13)

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

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