Benjamin Johnson McCleary

10 January 1800–1 April 1872 (Age 72)
Ohio, Virginia, United States

The Life of Benjamin Johnson

When Benjamin Johnson McCleary was born on 10 January 1800, in Ohio, Virginia, United States, his father, William McCleary, was 28 and his mother, Rachel Johnson, was 25. He married Rosanna Catherine Harriman on 14 June 1821, in New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Jefferson, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Iowa, United States in 1870. In 1870, at the age of 70, his occupation is listed as famer in Des Moines Township, Jefferson, Iowa, United States. He died on 1 April 1872, in Wapello, Iowa, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in McCleary Cemetery, Jefferson, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Johnson McCleary
1800–1872
Rosanna Catherine Harriman
1801–1853
Marriage: 14 June 1821
William McCleary
1822–1908
Mary Ann McCleary
1824–1901
Simpkin McCleary
1825–1851
John Harriman McCleary
1826–1893
Benjamin Johnson McCleary Jr
1828–1873
Nancy Jane McCleary
1830–1856
James Henry McCleary
1833–
Martha Ellen McCleary
1835–1876
Rachel Sophrona McCleary
1839–1905
Zephania Joseph McCleary
1840–1861
Rosanna Catherine McCleary
1847–1927
John Mc Cleary
1850–
Matilda Mc Cleary
1852–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 June 1821
New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States
children

(13)

    William McCleary

    Male1822–1908Male

    Mary Ann McCleary

    Female1824–1901Female

    Simpkin McCleary

    Male1825–1851Male

    John Harriman McCleary

    Male1826–1893Male

    Male1828–1873Male

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1803

Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 12

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 19

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

Northern Irish and Scottish:1. Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cléirich ‘son of the cleric’ ( see Cleary ). 2. Anglicized form of Mac Giolla Arraith ‘son of the servant of Arraith’, or Woulfe suggests of Mac Giolla an Raith ‘son of the prosperous youth’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Benjaine Mc Cleary, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Benjaman Mcclary, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Benjamin McCleary in entry for Ephriam C McCleary, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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