Benjamin Young Darling

Brief Life History of Benjamin Young

When Benjamin Young Darling was born on 9 July 1816, in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Nathan Darling, was 45 and his mother, Polly Young, was 41. He married Rebecca Baldwin Cogswell on 5 April 1835, in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Michigan, United States in 1870. He died on 18 September 1885, at the age of 69, and was buried in Monroe, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Young Darling
1816–1885
Rebecca Baldwin Cogswell
1812–1883
Marriage: 5 April 1835
Amanda A Darling
1836–1847
Mary Amelia Darling
1842–
Abby Frances Darling
1842–1842
Cortis Darling
1843–1843
Mariann A Darling
1847–1847

Sources (14)

  • Benjamin Darling, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Benjamin Y. Darling, "Rhode Island, Marriages, 1724-1916"
  • Benjamin Y. Darling, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from Middle English derling, Old English dēorling ‘darling, beloved one’, a derivative of dēor ‘dear, beloved’ (see Dear 1). This was quite a common Old English byname, which remained current as a personal name into the 14th century. The surname probably derives at least in part from this use, probably in part also from a Middle English nickname.

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

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