Barnissa Benton

8 August 1853–10 March 1931 (Age 77)
Siluria, Shelby, Alabama, United States

The Life of Barnissa

When Barnissa Benton was born on 8 August 1853, in Siluria, Shelby, Alabama, United States, her father, James M. Benton, was 26 and her mother, Sarah Caroline Naish, was 24. She married Robert Madison Powers on 15 December 1870, in Calhoun, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Moody, St. Clair, Alabama, United States in 1900. She died on 10 March 1931, in Leeds, Jefferson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Moody, St. Clair, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Madison Powers
1844–1906
Barnissa Benton
1853–1931
Marriage: 15 December 1870
Mary Ella Powers
1871–1959
James Madison Powers
1873–1915
John William Powers
1875–1942
Alonzo Edgar Powers
1879–1958
Robert E Powers
1882–1914
Daisy Ostella Powers
1884–1962
Barnissa Victoria Powers
1886–1930
Sallie Powers
1887–1905
Annie Viola Powers
1889–1957
Margorie M Powers
1891–1977

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
15 December 1870
Calhoun, Alabama, United States
children

(10)

    Mary Ella Powers

    Female1871–1959Female

    James Madison Powers

    Male1873–1915Male

    John William Powers

    Male1875–1942Male

    Male1879–1958Male

    Robert E Powers

    Male1882–1914Male

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1826–1909Male

    Sarah Caroline Naish

    Female1828–1858Female

siblings

(7)

    Mary E. Benton

    Female1847–1919Female

    John Benton

    Male1848–1858Male

    Male1849–1851Male

    Male1850–1850Male

    Female1853–1931Female

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1861 · Alabama Secedes From Union

Age 8

Alabama became the fourth state to secede from the Union during the Civil War on January 11, 1861. Several days later, they joined the Confederate States of America. Montgomery, Alabama, became the capital for the Confederate States of America.
1863

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 22

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a pair of villages in Northumbria named with Old English bēan ‘beans’ (a collective singular) or beonet ‘bent grass’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The name is now most frequent in the West Midlands, however, so it may be that a place of the same name in that area should be sought as its origin.

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

Sources (3)

  • B Powers in household of R M Powers, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Barnissa Powers in household of Julias M Todd, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mrs. Robert M Powers, "United States Census, 1910"

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