Phoebe Forrester

25 August 1820–25 June 1904 (Age 83)
Stapleton, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Phoebe

When Phoebe Forrester was born on 25 August 1820, in Stapleton, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom, her father, Joseph Forrester, was 45 and her mother, Elizabeth Forrester, was 41. She married Richard Benson on 30 June 1844, in Liverpool St Peter and St Nicholas, Liverpool, Lancashire, England. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Carlisle, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1844. She died on 25 June 1904, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Parowan City Cemetery, Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Benson
Phoebe Forrester
Marriage: 30 June 1844
Elizabeth Parker
Thomas Benson
Joseph Benson
Richard Heber Benson
Sarah Benson
Phoebe Madora Benson
William Forrester Benson
Elizabeth Ann Benson
Alvin Benson
James Albert Benson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 June 1844Liverpool St Peter and St Nicholas, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
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    World Events (8)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 1
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
    1825 · Museum of Lancashire
    Age 5
    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 26
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name from Middle English forester ‘officer in charge of a forest or lord's hunting ground’ (Old French forestier, Anglo-Norman forester). See Forrest .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Richard and Phoebe Benson

    Richard Benson Richard and his wife Phoebe Forrester raised Sara “The Indian Girl” Richard Benson, son of Thomas Benson and Margaret Marsden Benson, was born at Wrightington, Lancashire, England on …

    Sources (47)

    • Pheobe Forrester Benson, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Phoebe Forrester, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Phebe Forrester in entry for James A. Benson and Marintha E. Eccles, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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