Benjamin Tinkham

7 October 1829–16 July 1849 (Age 19)
Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Tinkham was born on 7 October 1829, in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Harvey C. Tinkham, was 34 and his mother, Jane Cornish, was 35. He had at least 4 daughters with Cynthia Perkins. He lived in North Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States in 1855 and Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1880. He died on 16 July 1849, in Roxbury, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 19, and was buried in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

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Benjamin Tinkham
Cynthia Perkins
Julia M Tinkham
Angenett Tinkham
Angenett Tinkham
Idella Tinkham

Spouse and Children


    Cynthia Perkins




    Julia M Tinkham


    Angenett Tinkham


    Angenett Tinkham


    Idella Tinkham


Parents and Siblings

    Harvey C. Tinkham


    Jane Cornish





    William Lewis Tinkham


    Oliver G. Tinkham


    Jane C. Tinkham


    Mercy Jane Tinkham


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World Events (4)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 1

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 7

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English (Devon): probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place.

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

Sources (3)

  • Benj C Tinkam, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Benjamin C Tinkham, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Benjamin C Tinkham, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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