Benjamin Kip Washburn

16 August 1805–30 October 1878 (Age 73)
Westchester, New York, United States

The Life of Benjamin Kip

When Benjamin Kip Washburn was born on 16 August 1805, in Westchester, New York, United States, his father, James Washburn, was 28 and his mother, Abigail Kipp, was 20. He married Elizabeth Vail on 18 May 1828, in Round Hill, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 30 October 1878, at the age of 73, and was buried in Haverstraw, Rockland, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Kip Washburn
Elizabeth Vail
Marriage: 18 May 1828
Uriah Fields Washburn
Richard Carpenter Washburn
Mary Elizabeth Washburn
Harriet C Washburn
George Washington Washburn

Spouse and Children

18 May 1828
Round Hill, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States


    Uriah Fields Washburn


    Richard Carpenter Washburn


    Mary Elizabeth Washburn


    Harriet C Washburn


    George Washington Washburn


Parents and Siblings



World Events (7)


Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 7

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 20

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

Northern English: topographic name for someone living on the banks of the Washburn river in West Yorkshire, so named from the Old English personal name Walc + Old English burna ‘stream’. The river name is first recorded as Walke(s)burna in the early 12th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Washburn, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Benjamin Washburn in household of Uriah Washburn, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Benjamin K Washburn, "Find A Grave Index"

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