Mary Banning

25 December 1813–3 March 1878 (Age 64)
England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

When Mary Banning was born on 25 December 1813, in England, United Kingdom, her father, John Banning, was 26 and her mother, Ellen Anderton, was 23. She married Thomas Bimson in July 1837, in Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Richfield, Adams, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Illinois, United States in 1870. She died on 3 March 1878, at the age of 64.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Bimson
Mary Banning
Marriage: July 1837
John Banning Bimson
Ann Bimpson
Josiah Bimson

Spouse and Children

July 1837
Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom


    John Banning Bimson


    Ann Bimpson


    Josiah Bimson


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 2

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

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. 
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 19

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

1 English: unexplained.2 German: patronymic from a personal name formed with Ban- ‘decree’, ‘command’ or Band- ‘band’, ‘tie’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary Bimpson in household of Thomas Bimpson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Bimson in household of Thomas Bimson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Benning in entry for John Brinson, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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