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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Family Time Line

John Bennett Jeffries
1799–1880
Martha Louisa McLaurine
1806–1880
Marriage: 7 September 1825
James McKendree Jeffries
1828–
Virginius Bronaugh Jeffries
1833–1900
Mariah Jeffries
1837–1856
Catherine Jeffries
1848–
Victoria Jeffries
1849–
John McKendree Jeffries
1835–1891
Eliza Jeffries
1835–
Rosa Walker Jeffries
1844–1929
Alice R. Jeffries
1846–1936
William Bennett Jefferies M.D.
1848–1932

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
7 September 1825
Cumberland, Virginia, United States
children

(10)

    James McKendree Jeffries

    Male1828–Male

    Virginius Bronaugh Jeffries

    Male1833–1900Male

    John McKendree Jeffries

    Male1835–1891Male

    Eliza Jeffries

    Female1835–Female

    Mariah Jeffries

    Female1837–1856Female

+5 More Children

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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