Benjamin W. Shrewbury

about 1815–
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Benjamin W.

When Benjamin W. Shrewbury was born about 1815, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Benjamin Shrewsbury, was 16 and his mother, Lucy Smith, was 16.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Shrewsbury
1799–1850
Lucy Smith
1799–1860
Benjamin W. Shrewbury
1815–
Erwin Shrewsbury
1817–1871
John H. Shrewsbury
1833–1892
Sophia Shrewsbury
1819–1895
Julia Ann Shrewsbury
1821–1867
Sheldon A Shrewsbury
1827–1889

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Shrewsbury

    Male1799–1850Male

    Lucy Smith

    Female1799–1860Female

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (3)

1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 3

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

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. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 5

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Shrewsbury in Shropshire, which is named from an ancient district name derived from Old English scrobb ‘scrub’, ‘brushwood’, + Old English byrig, dative case of burh ‘fortified place’.

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

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