Benjamin Franklin Beaver

11 January 1815–9 July 1903 (Age 88)
Rockingham, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Benjamin Franklin

When Benjamin Franklin Beaver was born on 11 January 1815, in Rockingham, Virginia, United States, his father, Matthias Beaver, was 28 and his mother, Mary Kauffman, was 21. He married Hannah Koch on 15 September 1844, in Pickaway, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Walnut, Pickaway, Ohio, United States in 1870 and Harrison Township, Pickaway, Ohio, United States in 1880. He died on 9 July 1903, in Ashville, Harrison Township, Pickaway, Ohio, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Ashville, Harrison Township, Pickaway, Ohio, United States.

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Benjamin Franklin Beaver
Hannah Koch
Marriage: 15 September 1844
William Henry Beaver
David Edward Beaver
Mary Jane Beaver
John Wesley Beaver
George M. Beaver
Benjamin Franklin Beaver
Charles Ott Beaver
Jacob Lincoln Beaver
Ida Ellen Beaver

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  • Marriage
    15 September 1844Pickaway, Ohio, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 4
    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. 
    1824 · "Mary Randolph Publishes ""The Virginia Housewife"""
    Age 9
    “The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
    1844 · Lumpkin's Jail
    Age 29
    In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Belvoir in Leicestershire, pronounced beever (/bi:və/), so named with Old French beu, bel ‘fair, lovely’ + veïr, voir ‘to see’, i.e. a place with a fine view. This name may also be derived from any of several places in France called Beauvoir, for example in Manche, Somme, and Seine-Maritime, all of which have the same etymology as above.English: nickname from Middle English bever, bevre (Old English beofor) ‘beaver’, possibly referring to a hard worker, or from some other fancied resemblance to the animal. The existence of patronymic forms such as Beaverson suggest that this may also have been a personal name.Native American (Creek): from a translation into English of the Muscogee Creek clan name Echaswvlke (‘Beaver clan’), derived from a word meaning ‘beaver’.

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

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    Sources (11)

    • Benjamin Beaver, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Benjamin Beaver, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
    • Benjiman F. Beavers in entry for Mary Jane Morrison, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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