Ellen Southworth

26 May 1823–15 April 1889 (Age 65)
Leyland, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Ellen

When Ellen Southworth was born on 26 May 1823, in Leyland, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Sylvester Southworth, was 33 and her mother, Ann Clitheroe, was 33. She married James Benson on 12 December 1847, in Leyland, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She lived in Parbold, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. She died on 15 April 1889, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States.

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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


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    World Events (8)

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 4
    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.
    Age 7
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842
    Age 19
    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 (Lancashire): habitational name from Southworth in Winwick (Lancashire), from Old English sūth ‘south, southern’ + worth ‘enclosure’.

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

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    Life History of William Jedediah Brimley

    (The narrator is LaVerne Brimley.) William Jedediah Brimley was the son of Richard Brimley and Ann Southworth and was born May 13, 1857 at Blackrod, Lancashire, England. William Jedediah Brimley's ow …

    Sources (20)

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

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