Moses Benton

1738–1814 (Age 76)
Cannock, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Moses

When Moses Benton was born in 1738, in Cannock, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Benton, was 27 and his mother, Mary Landsdale, was 29. He married Sarah Benton on 1 December 1760, in Cannock, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 29 September 1814, in Cannock, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 76, and was buried in Cannock, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Moses Benton
1738–1814
Sarah Benton
1745–
Marriage: 1 December 1760
Mary Benton
1761–1764
Moses Benton
1763–1841
Elizabeth Benton
1765–
Sarah Benton
1766–1840
John Benton
1767–
Mary Benton
1769–
Richard Benton
1772–
Ann Benton
1776–1778

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 December 1760
Cannock, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
children

(8)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (2)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 63

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 70

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a pair of villages in Northumbria named with Old English bēan ‘beans’ (a collective singular) or beonet ‘bent grass’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The name is now most frequent in the West Midlands, however, so it may be that a place of the same name in that area should be sought as its origin.

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

Sources (3)

  • Moses Benton in entry for Anne Benton, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"
  • Moses Benton in entry for Mary Benton, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"
  • Moses Benton, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"

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