Benjamin Green

24 July 1814–1 February 1896 (Age 81)
Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Benjamin

When Benjamin Green was born on 24 July 1814, in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Green, was 33 and his mother, Mary England, was 35. He married Ann Shallcross Lee on 23 August 1837, in Forestside, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 1 February 1896, in Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Draper City Cemetery, Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Green
Ann Shallcross Lee
Marriage: 23 August 1837
James Edwin Green
Elizabeth Green
William Green

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 August 1837Forestside, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 5
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 19
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 22
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    English: either a nickname for someone who was fond of dressing in this color (Old English grēne) or was young or immature, or who had played the part of the ‘Green Man’ in the May Day celebrations, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a village green (Middle English grene, a transferred use of the color term). This is one of the most common and widespread of English surnames. In North America it has assimilated cognates from other languages, notably German Grün (see Gruen ) and Dutch Groen ; compare 7 below. This surname is also very common among African Americans.English: alternatively, from a Middle English personal name Grene.Irish: adopted for Ó hUainín ‘descendant of Uainín’, a personal name from a pet form of uaine ‘green’, see Honan .

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

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    Benjamin Green 1814-1896

    Benjamin Green was born in Sutton near Ashfield, Nottingham, England, on July 24, 1814. He was the second child and eldest son of William Green and Mary England, He had an older sister Maary and thr …

    Sources (25)

    • Benjn Green, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • 1896 Utah Death of Benjamin Green, "Utah, Latter-Day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia"
    • Benjamin Green, "United States Census, 1870"

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