Benjamin Sargent

5 November 1817–4 November 1859 (Age 42)
Warner, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Sargent was born on 5 November 1817, in Warner, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Benjamin Sargent, was 31 and his mother, Eunice Colby, was 31. He married Sarah Hazen on 1 November 1850. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 4 November 1859, in Hopkinton, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 41.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Sargent
Sarah Hazen
Marriage: 1 November 1850
Emma Jane Sargent
Frank H. Sargent
William Lorin Sargent

Spouse and Children

1 November 1850


    Emma Jane Sargent


    Frank H. Sargent


    William Lorin Sargent


Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Sargent


    Eunice Colby




    Miriam Sargent


    Judith Sargent


    James P. Sargent



    Moses C. Sargent


+1 More Child

World Events (5)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

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

Age 3

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.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 13

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 and French: in medieval times this did not denote a rank in the army, but was an occupational name for a servant, Middle English, Old French sergent (Latin serviens, genitive servientis, present participle of servire ‘to serve’). The surname probably originated for the most part in this sense, but the word also developed various more specialized meanings, being used for example as a technical term for a tenant by military service below the rank of a knight, and as the name for any of certain administrative and legal officials in different localities, which may also have contributed to the development of the surname. The sense ‘non-commissioned officer’ did not arise until the 16th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Benja Sargent, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Benjamin Sargent, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"
  • Benj Sargent in entry for Willie L Sargent and Ida M Savage, "New Hampshire, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1636-1947"

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