Jane Benson

4 June 1824–6 December 1900 (Age 76)
Wrightington, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Jane

When Jane Benson was born on 4 June 1824, in Wrightington, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Benson, was 47 and her mother, Margaret Marsden, was 40. She married Amos Fielding about 1847, in England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She immigrated to New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States in 1849 and lived in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States in 1880 and Manti Utah Temple, Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 6 December 1900, in Mancos, Montezuma, Colorado, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Mancos, Montezuma, Colorado, United States.

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John Perkins
Jane Benson
Marriage: 12 March 1860
Sarah Jane Perkins
Phebe Madora Perkins
Eva Estella Perkins

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  • Marriage
    12 March 1860Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 1
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1825 · Museum of Lancashire
    Age 1
    The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.
    Age 22
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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    John Perkins and Jane Benson History

    John Perkins and Jane Benson History Written by granddaughter, Clara Guymon Boyer (Transcribed and edited by Jesse S. Crisler, their great-great-grandson, 12 August 2003) I am indebted to Mrs. Sa …

    Sources (18)

    • Jane Benson in entry for Sarah Jane Perkins Rogerson, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Jane Perkins, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Jane Benson in entry for Sarah Jane Perkins Rogerson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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