Edward Dawson Benscoter

Male22 February 1844–20 July 1925

Brief Life History of Edward Dawson

When Edward Dawson Benscoter was born on 22 February 1844, in Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Griswold C. Benscoter, was 22 and his mother, Susannah Dawson, was 22. He married Amelia Eaton on 19 March 1876, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Briar Creek Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880 and Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. He died on 20 July 1925, in Retreat, Newport Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 81.

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Edward Dawson Benscoter
Amelia Eaton
Marriage: 19 March 1876
Albert Wilson Benscoter
Elias Post Benscoter
Wilson Edward Benscoter
Susan Benscotter

Sources (6)

  • Edward Bunscoten, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Edward Benscoter - PA death record
  • Edward D Benscoter in household of Griswell Benscoter, "United States Census, 1850"

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  • Marriage
    19 March 1876Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (4)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

    Age 19

    The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

    Age 22

    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    Name Meaning

    Altered form of Dutch Benschoter .

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

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