James Benson

15 April 1821–5 August 1891 (Age 70)
Heskin, Lancashire, England

The Life Summary of James

When James Benson was born on 15 April 1821, in Heskin, Lancashire, England, his father, Thomas Benson, was 44 and his mother, Margaret Marsden, was 37. He married Ellen Southworth on 12 December 1847, in Leyland, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Eccleston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Parbold, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died on 5 August 1891, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States.

Photos and Memories (4)

Do you know James? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

James Benson
Ellen Southworth
Marriage: 12 December 1847
John Benson
William Benson
James Benson
John Benson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 December 1847Leyland, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


    Parents and Siblings



    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 6
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842
    Age 21
    The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.

    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.

    Possible Related Names


    Story Highlight

    James Benson and Ellen Southworth Benson

    James Benson and Ellen Southworth Benson James Benson was born on April 15, 1821 in Wrightington, Lancashire, England to Thomas Benson and Margaret Marsden. Thomas Benson had a dream in which he …

    Sources (21)

    • James Benson in entry for Mary Benson, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • James Benson in household of Jane Holmes, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • James Benson, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.