Martha Ann Bench

Brief Life History of Martha Ann

When Martha Ann Bench was born on 27 August 1846, in Southampton, Hampshire, England, her father, William Bench Sr., was 31 and her mother, Ann Longman, was 38. She married George Darling Watt on 9 November 1867, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States for about 65 years. In 1880, at the age of 34, her occupation is listed as keeping house in Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States. She died on 26 March 1925, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Manti Cemetery, Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Darling Watt
Martha Ann Bench
Marriage: 9 November 1867
George William Watt
Grace Darling Watt
James Arthur Watt Sr.
Annie Watt
Mary Watt
Ida Mariah Watt

Sources (27)

  • Martha Bench in household of Wm Bench, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martha Bench, "England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Martha Ann Bench Kilfoyle, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


Historical Boundaries: 1849: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Davis, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Davis, Utah, United States


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): topographic name for someone who lived by a bank or raised piece of ground, from Middle English bench(e), banch, binch(e) ‘bench, bank, terrace’ (from Old English benc), signifying one who lived at or near a terrace or (river) bank.

Americanized form of Czech and Slovak Benč: from a pet form of a personal name derived from Latin Benedictus (see Benedict and Benko ).

Possibly also an altered form of German Bensch .

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

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From a history of Carbon County

James Arthur & Elsie Diantha Olsen Watt and their Family James Arthur Watt was born 16 January 1873 in Kaysville, Utah, the son of George Darling Watt and Martha Bench. He was born on a 160-acre farm …

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