Jessie Benton Northey

12 July 1856–
Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Jessie Benton

When Jessie Benton Northey was born on 12 July 1856, in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Andrew Northey, was 25 and her mother, Melissa Chandler, was 23. She married Albert Lloyd Faunce on 3 May 1883, in Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Whitman, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States for about 30 years.

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Albert Lloyd Faunce
Jessie Benton Northey
Marriage: 3 May 1883
Isabel Davis Faunce
Kenneth Albert Faunce

Spouse and Children

3 May 1883
Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 7

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 34

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English (Devon): habitational name, probably from Northay in Hawkchurch, Devon, named with Old English norð ‘north’ + (ge)hǣg ‘enclosure’, or from various other places called Northey.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jessie B Northy in household of Andrew Northy, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jessie B Faunce in household of Albert L Faunce, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jessie B Faunce in household of Albert L Faunce, "United States Census, 1930"

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