John Bennett Jeffries

about 1799–17 September 1880 (Age 81)
Fauquier, Virginia, United States

The Life of John Bennett

John Bennett Jeffries was born about 1799, in Fauquier, Virginia, United States. He married Martha Louisa McLaurine on 7 September 1825, in Cumberland, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Cumberland, Cumberland, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Hamilton Twp, Cumberland, Virginia, United States in 1880. He died on 17 September 1880, in Cumberland, Virginia, United States, at the age of 81.

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John Bennett Jeffries
Martha Louisa McLaurine
Marriage: 7 September 1825
James McKendree Jeffries
Virginius Bronaugh Jeffries
Mariah Jeffries
Catherine Jeffries
Victoria Jeffries
John McKendree Jeffries
Eliza Jeffries
Rosa Walker Jeffries
Alice R. Jeffries
William Bennett Jefferies M.D.

Spouse and Children

7 September 1825
Cumberland, Virginia, United States


    James McKendree Jeffries


    Virginius Bronaugh Jeffries


    John McKendree Jeffries


    Eliza Jeffries


    Mariah Jeffries


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 13

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 22

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Jeffrey .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John B Jefferies, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John B Jeffres, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John B Jefferies, "United States Census, 1880"

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