William Bench Sr.

Brief Life History of William

When William Bench Sr. was born on 3 March 1815, in Rockbourne, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Bench, was 26 and his mother, Mary Ann Abraham, was 11812. He married Ann Longman on 15 October 1837, in Southampton, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He immigrated to Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1852. He died on 27 December 1875, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Manti Cemetery, Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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William Bench Sr.
Ann Longman
Marriage: 15 October 1837
John Longman Bench
William Bench Jr
George Edward Bench Sr
Martha Ann Bench
Mary Bench

Sources (48)

  • Wm Bench, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Bench, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Bench, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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. 

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.


EARLIEST RECORDED MARKER Isaac Voorhees BIRTH 1769 Conestoga, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA DEATH 1831 (aged 61–62) Ohio, USA BURIAL Manti Cemetery Manti, Sanpete County, Utah, USA MEMORIAL ID 37165632 · View Source

Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): topographic name for someone who lived by a bank or raised piece of ground, from Middle English bench(e), banch, binch(e) ‘bench, bank, terrace’ (from Old English benc), signifying one who lived at or near a terrace or (river) bank.

Americanized form of Czech and Slovak Benč: from a pet form of a personal name derived from Latin Benedictus (see Benedict and Benko ).

Possibly also an altered form of German Bensch .

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

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William Bench, Senior

William Bench, Senior 3 March 1815 — 27 December 1875 William Bench was born 3 Mar 1815 at Rockstead Farm near the village of Rockbourne in the county of Hampshire in England. William was the s …

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