Benjamin Franklin Stephenson

16 November 1849–11 November 1930 (Age 81)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Benjamin Franklin

When Benjamin Franklin Stephenson was born on 16 November 1849, in North Carolina, United States, his father, William Arthur Stephenson, was 29 and his mother, Nancy Laura Bullock, was 32. He married Josephine Marion Venable on 20 November 1873. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Hopkins, Texas, United States in 1910 and Sulphur Springs, Hopkins, Texas, United States in 1920. He died on 11 November 1930, in Shirley, Hopkins, Texas, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Shirley, Hopkins, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Franklin Stephenson
1849–1930
Josephine Marion Venable
1856–1940
Marriage: 20 November 1873
William Richard Stephenson
1874–1892
Arthur Ewing Stephenson
1876–1959
Lula Ettie Stephenson
1880–1977
Effie Ann Stephenson
1885–1975

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 November 1873
White, Arkansas
children

(4)

Parents and Siblings

    William Arthur Stephenson

    Male1820–1890Male

    Female1817–1900Female

siblings

(4)

    Joseph G. Stephenson

    Male1848–Male

    Male1849–1930Male

    William Arthur Stephenson Jr

    Male1852–1921Male

    Mary E. S. Stephenson

    Female1854–Female

World Events (8)

1850 · Compromise of 1850

Age 1

The United States Congress passed a package of five separate bills in an attempt to decrease tensions between the slave states and free states. The compromise itself was received gratefully, but both sides disapproved of certain components contained in the laws. Texas was impacted in several ways; mainly, the state surrendered its claim to New Mexico (and other claims north of 36°30′) but retained the Texas Panhandle. The federal government also took over the public debt for Texas.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 4

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.
1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 27

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.

Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Stephen ( see Steven ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Frank B Stephens, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Benjamin F Stephensen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • B F Stephenson in household of Alex Stephenson, "United States Census, 1860"

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