Benjamin Cripps

1772–1861 (Age 89)
Delaware, United States

The Life of Benjamin

Benjamin Cripps was born in 1772, in Delaware, United States. He married Rebecca Beeson on 3 June 1802, in New Castle, New Castle, Delaware, United States. He died in 1861, at the age of 89, and was buried in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States.

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Benjamin Cripps
1772–1861
Rebecca Beeson
Marriage: 3 June 1802

Spouse and Children

    Male1772–1861Male

    Rebecca Beeson

    FemaleFemale

MARRIAGE
3 June 1802
New Castle, New Castle, Delaware, United States

World Events (8)

1776

Age 4

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1777 · Battle of Cooch's Bridge

Age 5

The Battle of Cooch's Bridge took place on September 3, 1777. It was a battle between the Continental Army, American militia and German soldiers fighting with Britain. On the US side, twenty were killed and twenty were wounded. For Britain, three to thirty were killed and twenty to thirty were wounded. The battle was a British victory when they pushed the Americans back across the bridge.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 28

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a maker of pouches, from the plural of Middle English crippes ‘pouch’.2 English: metathesized form of Crisp .3 German: variant spelling of Krips, a variant of Krebs .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Cripps, "Delaware Vital Records, 1650-1974"
  • Benjamin Cripps, "Delaware Vital Records, 1650-1974"
  • Benjamin Cripps, "Delaware Vital Record Index Cards, 1680-1934"

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