John W Benbow

about 1850–about 1862 (Age 12)
Utah Territory, United States

The Life of John W

When John W Benbow was born about 1850, in Utah Territory, United States, his father, Thomas Benbow, was 27 and his mother, Sarah Homes, was 32. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States in 1850 and Washington Judicial Township, Alameda, California, United States in 1860. He died about 1862, at the age of 12.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Benbow
1823–1899
Sarah Homes
1818–1874
Ellen Benbow
1848–1925
John W Benbow
1850–1862
Ann Benbow
1853–
Olivar Cromwell Benbow
1857–1929
Charles K Benbow
1859–1922

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World Events (3)

1850

Age 0

The state known as Utah began when Brigham Young led a group of LDS pilgrims seeking freedom from religious persecution into the Great Salt Lake Valley, where they established a settlement in 1847. The golden spike completing the first transcontinental railroad line was driven at Promontory, Utah, in 1869, leading to a further influx of settlers.
1850 · California Is Admitted to Union

Age 0

California was admitted into the Union on September 9, 1850, and became the 31st state.
1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

Age 7

The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

Name Meaning

English (Shropshire): from Middle English bend(en) ‘to bend’ + bowe ‘bow’, hence a metonymic occupational name for an archer.

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

Sources (3)

  • John W Benbow in household of Thomas Benbow, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Benbow in household of Thomas Benbow, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John W Benbow in household of Thos Benbow, "United States Census, 1860"

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