Benjamin Saxton

1812–30 June 1880 (Age 68)
Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Saxton was born in 1812, in Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, United States, his father, Samuel Saxton, was 49 and his mother, Rachel Hogeboom, was 32. He married Hannah F. Brock on 3 November 1833. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 30 June 1880, in Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in East Dorset, Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, United States.

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Benjamin Saxton
Hannah F. Brock
Marriage: 3 November 1833
Samuel Sexton
William H Sexton

Spouse and Children

3 November 1833


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World Events (8)


Age 0

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

Age 0

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 18

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire, possibly also one in Cambridgeshire, both so named from Old English Seaxe ‘Saxons’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. 2. variant of Sexton 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Sexton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Benj Sexton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Benja Saxton, "Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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