Benjamin Franklin Fallis

12 January 1822–20 December 1869 (Age 47)
Shelby, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Benjamin Franklin

When Benjamin Franklin Fallis was born on 12 January 1822, in Shelby, Kentucky, United States, his father, William Benjamin Fallis, was 33 and his mother, Nancy Anna Margret Roberts, was 37. He married Ruth Alice Blain on 7 September 1854, in Laclede, Linn, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Spring River Township, Lawrence, Arkansas, United States in 1850 and Johnson, Texas, United States in 1860. In 1860, at the age of 38, his occupation is listed as physician in Johnson, Texas, United States. He died on 20 December 1869, in Spring, Spring Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 47.

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Benjamin Franklin Fallis
Ruth Alice Blain
Marriage: 7 September 1854
Margaret Elizabeth Fallis
Lucinda Adella "Della" Fallis
Samuel H Fallis
Edna Alice Fallis

Spouse and Children

7 September 1854
Laclede, Linn, Missouri, United States


    Margaret Elizabeth Fallis


    Lucinda Adella "Della" Fallis


    Samuel H Fallis


    Edna Alice Fallis


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 8

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 14

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

1 English and Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Falaise in Calvados, France, the birthplace of William the Conqueror. The place is so named from Old French falaise ‘cliff’ (a word of Germanic origin).2 Scottish and northern Irish: reduced form of McFalls .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Fallis in household of William Fallis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • B F Fallis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ancestry Family Trees

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