Benjamin Gard

1837–
Wabash, Illinois, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Gard was born in 1837, in Wabash, Illinois, United States, his father, Benjamin Franklin Gard, was 32 and his mother, Mary Bratton, was 31. He lived in Wabash Election Precinct, Wabash, Illinois, United States in 1850.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Franklin Gard
1805–1860
Mary Bratton
1806–1855
Jairus Gard
1825–1837
Seth Gard
1831–
Susan Gard
1826–1829
Mary Gard
1827–1863
Harriet Gard
1829–1905
Charlotte Gard
1830–1909
Washington Gard
1833–1918
Wasson Gard
1835–1864
Benjamin Gard
1837–
Green Gard
1838–1922
Jerusha Gard
1840–
Rachel Gard
1842–
Susan Gard
1842–
Franklin Gard
1846–
Marion Gard
1848–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(15)

    Male1825–1837Male

    Susan Gard

    Female1826–1829Female

    Mary Gard

    Female1827–1863Female

    Harriet Gard

    Female1829–1905Female

    Female1830–1909Female

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World Events (8)

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 2

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1846

Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 31

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

1 French: metonymic occupational name for a gardener, from the objective case (gard) of Old French gardin ‘garden’.2 English: variant spelling of Guard .3 Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead so named, from Old Norse garðr ‘farm’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Benjamin Gard in household of Benjamin F Gard, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Benjamin Gard, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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