Benjamin Winchester Sr.

6 August 1817–25 January 1901 (Age 83)
Blackrock, Manheim Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Benjamin

When Benjamin Winchester Sr. was born on 6 August 1817, in Blackrock, Manheim Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Stephen Winchester Sr., was 22 and his mother, Nancy Case, was 22. He married Mary Hannah Maria Stone on 25 February 1840, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1860. He died on 25 January 1901, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States.

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Benjamin Winchester Sr.
Mary Hannah Maria Stone
Marriage: 25 February 1840
Savillian Augustus Winchester
Orlando Winchester
Josephine Marion Winchester
Frances Amelia Winchester
Richard Alexander Winchester
Americus Winchester
Benjamin A Winchester Jr.

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 February 1840Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 2
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 3
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    Age 29
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from the city in Hampshire, so named from the addition of Old English ceaster ‘Roman fort or walled city’ (from Latin castra ‘legionary camp’) to the Romano-British name Venta, of disputed origin.History: John Winchester was admitted a freeman in Brookline, MA, in 1637. Oliver Winchester (1810–80), owner of the arms company that produced the Winchester rifle, was his fifth-generation descendant, born in Boston.

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

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    History of Rasmus Hansen Lund

    Rasmus Hansen Lund was born 12 November 1840, a son of Hans Hansen Lund and Karen Rasmussen, in the area called Hallingskev, Fyen, Denmark. The family later moved to the beautiful island of Taasinge, …

    Sources (47)

    • Benjamin Winchester, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Benjamin Winchester in entry for Frances Abel, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
    • Benj Winchester, "United States Census, 1880"

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