Ellen Louise Benton

10 September 1877–8 May 1962 (Age 84)
Waccamaw Township, Brunswick, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Ellen Louise

When Ellen Louise Benton was born on 10 September 1877, in Waccamaw Township, Brunswick, North Carolina, United States, her father, William Maloy Benton, was 30 and her mother, Elizabeth Ann Jenerette, was 27. She married James Bratley Bland about 1902, in North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Beaufort, South Carolina, United States in 1953 and Ash, Brunswick, North Carolina, United States in 1962. She died on 8 May 1962, in Brunswick, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Ash, Brunswick, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Bratley Bland
1870–1959
Ellen Louise Benton
1877–1962
Marriage: about 1902
James Guthrie Bland
1902–1956
Letha Mae Bland
1903–1967
John Dosson Bland
1904–1975
Genava Bland
1908–2004
Charity Bland
1910–2001
Ernest Bradley Bland
1914–1973
William Gus Bland
1916–2002
Christopher C. Bland
1918–1998

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1902
North Carolina, United States
children

(8)

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Maloy Benton

    Male1847–1907Male

    Elizabeth Ann Jenerette

    Female1850–1913Female

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1878 · Liberian Exodus

Age 1

April 21, 1878, around 206 African Americans boarde the ship Azor for Liberia.The cause for this is with the rise of political power, it makes life even harder for the African Americans.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 23

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • Lue E Bland in household of James B Bland, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ellen L Bland in household of James B Bland, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ellen L Bland in household of James B Bland, "United States Census, 1910"

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