Hannah Roberts Himes Benner

30 November 1811–30 March 1884 (Age 72)
Chester, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Hannah Roberts Himes

When Hannah Roberts Himes Benner was born on 30 November 1811, in Chester, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Jonathan Benner, was 22 and her mother, Jeannette E. Himes, was 19. She married William Musgrove Evans in 1832, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 30 March 1884, in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Centerville City Cemetery, Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Musgrove Evans
Hannah Roberts Himes Benner
Marriage: 1832
Amanda Miller Evans
Jonathan Benner Evans Sr.
Parley Pratt Evans
William Himes Evans
Mary Ann Jennett Evans

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World Events (8)

Age 1
War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital
Age 1
Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1832 · The Black Hawk War
Age 21
Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

1 South German: occupational name for a basket and bassinet maker, from an agent derivative of Middle High German benne ‘work basket’, ‘bassinet’, ‘cradle’.2 In some cases probably an altered spelling of German Bender .3 English (East Midlands): possibly a variant of Bender .

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

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Hannah Roberts Hymes Benner Evans

Hannah was born November 30 1811 in Chester, Pennsylvania, to Jonathan Benner and Janette Hymes. He family were early Pennsylvania Quakers. The Evans family and Hannah's two sisters, (Ann H Cri …

Sources (14)

  • Hannah R Evins, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Unknown in entry for Parley Pratt Evans, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • Hannah R. Benner in entry for Amanda M. Cheney, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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