Benjamin Robinson Hulse

Brief Life History of Benjamin Robinson

When Benjamin Robinson Hulse was born on 3 January 1815, in Setauket, Brookhaven, Suffolk, New York, United States, his father, James Hulse, was 31 and his mother, Anna Robinson, was 29. He married Jane Gordon Bennett in 1840, in Setauket, Brookhaven, Suffolk, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Iron City, Iron, Utah, United States in 1850 and Mountain Meadow, Washington, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 22 February 1897, in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Elysian Burial Gardens, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Robinson Hulse
1815–1897
Jane Gordon Bennett
1815–1897
Marriage: 1840
Elizabeth Ann Hulse
1842–1843
David Hulse
1844–1846
Anna Hulse
1848–1855
Avilda Angelina Hulse
1850–1937
Benjamin Hulse
1853–1880
James Madison Hulse
1857–1923
Daniel Sylvester Hulse
1859–1939

Sources (40)

  • Benjamin R Hulse, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Benjamin R Hulse, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Benjamin R Hulse, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Record of Members (Worldwide), 1836-1970"

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. 

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

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.

1839 · Nauvoo is Settled

After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.

Name Meaning

English (Cheshire and Staffordshire): habitational name from Hulse in Witton (Cheshire), from Middle English holes, plural of hole ‘hole, hollow, depression’ (Old English holh). See Hole .

North German (Hülse): topographic name for someone who lived where holly grew, Middle Low German huls, hüls.

American shortened and altered form of Flemish Holsaert (see Hulsart ). Compare Hulce , Huls , and Hults 1.

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

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Story Highlight

Life of Benjamin R. Hulse, written by his daughter, Clara H. Eldredge.

Father, Benjamin R. Hulse was born January 3, 1815, in Long Island, New York. He was the son of James and Anna Robinson Hulse. He attended a Mormon meeting with a young lady, Jane Bennett. He wen …

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