Nancy Benton

1829–1 November 1903 (Age 74)
Groton Township, Erie, Ohio, United States

The Life of Nancy

When Nancy Benton was born in 1829, in Groton Township, Erie, Ohio, United States, her father, Burr Thomas Benton, was 25 and her mother, Lucinda Blackman, was 20. She married Joseph Hush on 9 October 1852, in Buchanan, Berrien, Michigan, United States. She lived in Berrien Township, Berrien, Michigan, United States in 1850. She died on 1 November 1903, in South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States, at the age of 74.

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Joseph Hush
Nancy Benton
Marriage: 9 October 1852

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9 October 1852
Buchanan, Berrien, Michigan, United States

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World Events (8)

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.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 7

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 22

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

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.

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

Sources (3)

  • Dency Benton in household of Lucinda Benton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nancy Benton, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
  • Nancy Benten, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"

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