Benson Card II

Male29 November 1769–21 June 1826

Brief Life History of Benson

When Benson Card II was born on 29 November 1769, in Maryland, British Colonial America, his father, Benson Card, was 36 and his mother, Nancy Davis, was 31. He had at least 1 son with Seba. He died on 21 June 1826, in Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 56.

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Benson Card II
1769–1826
Seba
1770–
Saybert Henry Card I
1804–1830

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  • Benson Card, "United States War of 1812 Index to Pension Application Files, 1812-1910"

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Children (1)

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World Events (8)

1776

Age 7

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776

Age 7

North Carolina is the 12th state.

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 17

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English (Kent and Sussex): perhaps from Middle English carde ‘card’, an implement for teasing wool for spinning (from medieval Latin cardus) and therefore short for Carder or a metonymic occupational name for a maker of wool carders. Alternatively, from Middle English carde ‘playing card’ (Old French carte), also ‘kind of fabric’ (medieval Latin carda), which could have been a nickname given to a card player or a metonymic occupational name for maker and seller of the fabric.

Irish: shortened form of McCard .

French: from a shortened form of the personal name Ricardon, a pet form of Richard .

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

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