Joshua Holden Bennett

Brief Life History of Joshua Holden

When Joshua Holden Bennett was born on 22 November 1792, in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, James Bennett, was 34 and his mother, Mary Walker, was 33. He married Eleanor Richardson on 8 October 1815, in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1860. He died on 6 August 1865, in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Joshua Holden Bennett
Eleanor Richardson
Marriage: 8 October 1815
Ellen Bennett
Mrs Rebecca Bennett Warren

Sources (10)

  • Joshua Bennett, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • Joshua Bennett, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Joshua Bennett in entry for Mrs Rebecca Bennett Warren, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

English: from the medieval personal name Benedict , from Latin Benedictus ‘blessed’. In the 12th century the Latin form of the name is found in England alongside versions derived from the Old French form Beneit, Benoit, which was common among the Normans. The surname has also been established in Ireland since the 14th century.

German: from a short form of the personal name Bernhard .

Altered form of French Benet or Bennet or of some other similar (like-sounding) French surname. Altered ending reflects the Canadian and American French practice of sounding the final -t.

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

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