Benjamin Pinegar

Stokes, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Pinegar was born in 1825, in Stokes, North Carolina, United States, his father, William Pinegar, was 34 and his mother, Anna Redmon, was 35. He had at least 3 sons and 3 daughters with Mary Rigsby. He lived in DeKalb, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years.

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Benjamin Pinegar
Mary Rigsby
Sarah Jane Pinegar
James M Pinegar
Susan Pinegar
John Pinegar
William F. Pinegar
Keziah Kizzie Pinegar

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 0

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 5

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 37

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Peiniger, an occupational name for a torturer or executioner, Middle High German, Middle Low German pīneger.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Benj Pinnagar, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Benjamin Pinnegar, "United States Census, 1850"

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