Benjamin Henry Ogden Sr

1800–17 July 1843 (Age 43)
Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Benjamin Henry

When Benjamin Henry Ogden Sr was born in 1800, in Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Daniel Ogden, was 22 and his mother, Phebe Person, was 20. He married Courtney Harrison on 13 August 1823, in Clark, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He registered for military service in 1832. He died on 17 July 1843, at the age of 43.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Henry Ogden Sr
Courtney Harrison
Marriage: 13 August 1823
Martha Ann Ogden
Benjamin Edgar Ogden Jr
Zilpha Jane Ogden
Henry Harrison Ogden

Spouse and Children

13 August 1823
Clark, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Phebe Person




World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 0

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.
1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 2

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.

Age 12

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from some minor place, probably the one in West Yorkshire, called Ogden, from Old English āc ‘oak’ + denu ‘valley’.

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

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Benjamin Ogden, Sr. parents were Daniel Ogden and Mary (Lambertson) Ogden. Benjamin Ogden's birth date is unknown. Benjamin died 17 Jul 1843. His death date is listed on a old family record handed do …

Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Ogden, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"
  • Benjamin Ogden, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"
  • Benjamin Ogdon, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"

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