George Taft Benson

Brief Life History of George Taft

When George Taft Benson was born on 1 May 1846, in Garden Grove, Decatur, Iowa, United States, his father, Ezra Taft Benson, was 35 and his mother, Adeline Brooks Andrus, was 33. He married Louisa Alexandrine Ballif on 20 December 1867, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Cache, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 16 May 1919, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Taft Benson
Louisa Alexandrine Ballif
Marriage: 20 December 1867
Louisa Benson
Ezra Taft Benson
Elise Benson
George Taft Benson Jr
Serge Ballif Benson
Adeline Benson
Florence Benson
Laurence Benson
William Kennedy Benson
Frank Taft Benson
Marie Benson
Carmen Benson
Jenny Benson
Kathinka Benson

Sources (39)

  • George Benson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • George Taft Benson, "Utah, Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, 1847-1868" (birth 1846)
  • George Taft Benson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964" (1919)

World Events (8)

1859 · Logan is Founded

"\""During the end of April, David Reese and his company settled the land north of the Logan River. That area was the second permanent settlement in Cache Valley and the future location of Logan. The city's boundary was drawn by Logan's first bishop, Jesse W. Fox, a government engineer. The name \""\""Logan\""\"" comes from a trapper that used to frequent the area before the pioneers came to the valley.\"""


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Ben(ne), a pet form of Benedict (see Benn ) + -son.

English: habitational name from a place in Oxfordshire named Benson, from Old English Benesingtūn ‘settlement (Old English tūn) associated with Benesa’, a personal name of obscure origin, perhaps a derivative of Bana meaning ‘slayer’.

Americanized form of any of various Scandinavian patronymics from the personal name Bengt, Bendt, etc., Scandinavian forms of Benedict , e.g. Swedish Bengtsson , Danish Bendtsen, Danish and Norwegian Bentsen . Compare Bensen 2.

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

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George Taft Benson: Arrived in salt lake with Adeline in the Charles C Rich company. He later married Louisa Alexandrine Ballif in Salt Lake City, Utah. He served as bishop and as a counselor in the b …

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