Mary Knottingham


Brief Life History of Mary

Mary Knottingham was born in 1775, in Loudoun, Virginia, United States. She married James Robinson Benham on 14 June 1796, in Franklin, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died in 1808, in Franklin, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 33.

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James Robinson Benham
Mary Knottingham
Marriage: 14 June 1796
Peter Benham
Katherine Benham

Sources (3)

  • Mary Nottingham, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Mary Nottingham, "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979"
  • Mary Nottingham, "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 June 1796Franklin, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (2)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

    Age 5

    On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion

    Age 11

    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from the city of Nottingham in the East Midlands. The placename means ‘the homestead of the people of Snot’, from the Old English personal name Snot + the groupname suffix -ingas (genitive -inga-) + hām ‘village, homestead’. The initial S- was lost in the 12th century, due to the influence of Anglo-Norman French (the combination sn- is alien to French).

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

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