Minerva Bledsoe

29 November 1828–2 November 1909 (Age 80)
Clark, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Minerva

When Minerva Bledsoe was born on 29 November 1828, in Clark, Kentucky, United States, her father, Reuben Bledsoe, was 21 and her mother, Delitha Carroll Griggs, was 14. She married Tilmon Thomas Benson on 5 December 1849, in Franklin, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 12 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Boone, Franklin, Missouri, United States in 1880. She died on 2 November 1909, in Boone Township, Franklin, Missouri, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Boone, Franklin, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Tilmon Thomas Benson
1818–1897
Minerva Bledsoe
1828–1909
Marriage: 5 December 1849
Tabatha Frances Benson
1847–1925
Reuben L Benson
1855–
Daniel W Benson
1858–
Thomas S Benson
1863–
Clara I Benson
1866–
Tabitha Benson
1849–
Ann Benson
1851–
William Andrew Benson
1851–1937
Matilda Jane Benson
1853–1932
Benjamin F. Benson
1856–
Henry Burr Benson
1857–1946
George Benson
1858–
Jesse Benson
1859–
Daniel W Benson
1860–1918
Millie Ellen Benson
1861–1945
Martha E. Shepard
1861–1896
Thomas S Benson
1862–1924
Albert I. Benson
1867–1942
Syvilla Caroline Benson
1870–1948
James Oliver Benson
1874–1880

Spouse and Children

    Tilmon Thomas Benson

    Male1818–1897Male

    Female1828–1909Female

MARRIAGE
5 December 1849
Franklin, Missouri, United States
children

(20)

    Tabatha Frances Benson

    Female1847–1925Female

    Tabitha Benson

    Female1849–Female

    Ann Benson

    Female1851–Female

    Male1851–1937Male

    Matilda Jane Benson

    Female1853–1932Female

+15 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1807–1880Male

    Delitha Carroll Griggs

    Female1814–Female

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

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.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 2

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 22

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Gloucestershire named Bledisloe, from the Old English personal name Blīð (a byname meaning ‘cheerful’) + Old English hlāw ‘mound’, ‘tumulus’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Minerva Bensen in household of Thos T Bensen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Minerva Bledsoe Benson, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Minerva Bledsaw, "Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920"

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