Thomas Bennett Jr.

1826–1893 (Age 67)
Steuben, Steuben, Oneida, New York, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Bennett Jr. was born on 28 July 1826, in Steuben, Steuben, Oneida, New York, United States, his father, Thomas Bennett, was 41 and his mother, Sylvinia Rood, was 36. He married Mary McKurg in 1850. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 19 August 1893, in Hornellsville, Steuben, New York, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Hornellsville, Steuben, New York, United States.

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Thomas Bennett Jr.
Mary McKurg
Marriage: 1850
Adolphus Bennett
Udolphia Bennett
Mary Bennett
Sophia M. Bennett
Thomas Bennett
Adelaide Whitwood Bennett
Mary Bennett

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  • Adolphus Bennett


  • Udolphia Bennett


  • Mary Bennett


  • Sophia M. Bennett


  • Thomas Bennett


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World Events (7)

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 1

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 20

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: from the medieval personal name Benedict (Latin Benedictus meaning ‘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. See also Benedict .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Thomas Bennett, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Thomas Bennett, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Thomas Bennett, "United States Census, 1880"

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