Benjamin Longstreth

Brief Life History of Benjamin

When Benjamin Longstreth was born on 17 September 1746, in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Bartholomew Longstreth, was 66 and his mother, Deborah Ann Dawson, was 42. He married Sarah Fussell in 1773. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 4 August 1802, in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Benjamin Longstreth
1746–1802
Sarah Fussell
1751–1797
Marriage: 1773
Joseph Longstreth
1773–1807
William Wilson Longstreth
1775–1805
Benjamin Longstreth
1777–1851
Mary Longstreth
1779–1850
Ann Longstreth
1781–1840
Sarah Longstreth
1783–1807
Samuel Longstreth
1785–
Elizabeth Longstreth
1787–1862
Rachel Wilson Longstreth
1789–1865
Hannah Longstreth
1791–1837
Jacob Longstreth
1793–1837
George Field Longstreth
1796–1875

Sources (21)

  • Benjamin Longstreth, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • Benjamin Longstreth, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Benjamin Longstreth in entry for Marget Mackey, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"

World Events (4)

1776

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

1784

Historical Boundaries: 1784: Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States

1789

George Washington elected first president of United States.

Name Meaning

English (North Yorkshire): habitational name from Langstroth(dale) in North Yorkshire, where this rare surname has a long history.

History: Bartholomew Langstroth, a Quaker, left Yorkshire c. 1699 and settled in Bucks county, PA.

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

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