Hiram Bell Bennett

1 March 1823–17 August 1912 (Age 89)
Sumner, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Hiram Bell

When Hiram Bell Bennett was born on 1 March 1823, in Sumner, Tennessee, United States, his father, William Bennett Jr., was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Bell, was 30. He married Martha Smith on 17 August 1845, in Nashville, Lee, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850. He registered for military service in 1858. He died on 17 August 1912, in Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Meadow Cemetery, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hiram Bell Bennett
Ellen Greenhalgh
Marriage: 5 October 1866
Jesse Johnson Bennett
George Alfred Bennett
Sarah Ellen Bennett
Esther Priscilla Bennett
Mary Alice Bennett
Lucy Belle Bennett
Minnie Margaret Bennett
Clara Marinda Bennett
Edith Ann Bennett
Albert Eli Bennett
Peter Preston Bennett

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 October 1866Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 2
    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.
    1835 · The Hermitage is Built
    Age 12
    The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
    1847 · The Great Seal of the State of Iowa is made
    Age 24
    The Great Seal of the State of Iowa was created in 1847 and depicts a soldier standing in a wheat field surrounded by symbols including farming, mining, and transportation with the Mississippi River in the background. An eagle overhead bears the state motto.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the medieval personal name Benedict , from Latin Benedictus ‘blessed’. In the 12th century the Latin form of the name is found in England alongside versions derived from the Old French form Beneit, Benoit, which was common among the Normans. The surname has also been established in Ireland since the 14th century.German: from a short form of the personal name Bernhard .Altered form of French Benet or Bennet or of some other similar (like-sounding) French surname. Altered ending reflects the Canadian and American French practice of sounding the final -t.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Bennett, William Junior 1790

    WILLIAM JUNIOR BENNETT 1790-1846 [Written in first person, not an Autobiography] by Dayle Duncan White I, William Junior Bennett, was born of goodly parents, William Bennett and Catherine Bernard of …

    Sources (74)

    • Hyrum Bennett, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Ray C Matheny, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • Hyrum Bennett in entry for Martha Eliza Smith, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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