David Van Horn Bennett

5 July 1830–27 March 1895 (Age 64)
Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of David Van Horn

When David Van Horn Bennett was born on 5 July 1830, in Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Benjamin Corson Bennett, was 25 and his mother, Alice Van Horn, was 20. He married Emma Summers in 1864, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1860 and Mona, Juab, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 27 March 1895, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Van Horn Bennett
1830–1895
Emma Summers
1826–1894
Marriage: 1864
Annie Jane Bennett
1865–1919
Esaw Bennett
1867–
Jacob Bennett
1867–1868
Emma Rosetta Jeffs
1870–1959

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1864Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    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.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 6
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1848
    Age 18
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the medieval personal name Benedict , from Latin Benedictus ‘blessed’. In the 12th century the Latin form of the name is found in England alongside versions derived from the Old French form Beneit, Benoit, which was common among the Normans. The surname has also been established in Ireland since the 14th century.German: from a short form of the personal name Bernhard .Altered form of French Benet or Bennet or of some other similar (like-sounding) French surname. Altered ending reflects the Canadian and American French practice of sounding the final -t.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Bennet
    Bennitt
    Bennetts
    Dittus
    Benedict
    Bennette
    Benett
    Bennight
    Bennison

    Sources (15)

    • Davd Bennett in household of Jas Tooth, "United States Census, 1860"
    • William Jeffs in entry for Emma Jeffs Pace, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • David V Benet, "United States Census, 1880"

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