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
Elizabeth Ann Van Blaricom
Marriage: 19 February 1843
Josiah Benson
Esther Elizabeth Benson
Phoebe Jane Bird Benson
Sarah Almira Benson
Portland Benson

Spouse and Children

19 February 1843
Sophiasburgh, Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada


Parents and Siblings

    John Benson


    Mary Valleau




    Mary Polly Emily Benson



    Elizabeth Benson


    Ann Benson


    Peter Valleau Benson


+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.

Age 55

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.

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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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