Samuel Nesbitt Benson

about 1806–2 December 1837 (Age 31)
Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Samuel Nesbitt

When Samuel Nesbitt Benson was born about 1806, in Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, United States, his father, Joshua Benson, was 41 and his mother, Rosanah Nesbitt, was 23. He married Mary E. Blanchard on 26 December 1832, in Lawrence, Mississippi, United States. He died on 2 December 1837, in Lawrence, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 31.

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Samuel Nesbitt Benson
Mary E. Blanchard
Marriage: 26 December 1832

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26 December 1832
Lawrence, Mississippi, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 6

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Age 11

Mississippi is the 20th state.

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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  • Samuel G. Benson, "Mississippi, Marriages, 1800-1911"

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