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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Family Time Line

Benjamin Tinkham
1829–1849
Cynthia Perkins
1829–1896
Julia M Tinkham
1851–1933
Angenett Tinkham
1851–1913
Angenett Tinkham
1851–1913
Idella Tinkham
1857–1865

Spouse and Children

    Male1829–1849Male

    Cynthia Perkins

    Female1829–1896Female

children

(4)

    Julia M Tinkham

    Female1851–1933Female

    Angenett Tinkham

    Female1851–1913Female

    Angenett Tinkham

    Female1851–1913Female

    Idella Tinkham

    Female1857–1865Female

Parents and Siblings

    Harvey C. Tinkham

    Male1795–1865Male

    Jane Cornish

    Female1793–1848Female

siblings

(9)

    Male1817–1884Male

    William Lewis Tinkham

    Male1819–1872Male

    Oliver G. Tinkham

    Male1821–1880Male

    Jane C. Tinkham

    Female1823–1824Female

    Mercy Jane Tinkham

    Female1825–1912Female

+4 More Children

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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