Benjamin Franklin Ammons

6 May 1855–23 October 1945 (Age 90)
Hardeman, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Benjamin Franklin

When Benjamin Franklin Ammons was born on 6 May 1855, in Hardeman, Tennessee, United States, his father, William Henry Ammons, was 29 and his mother, Mary H Boyte, was 30. He married Letitia Wamack on 25 January 1877, in Rankin, Rankin, Mississippi, United States. He lived in Civil District 5, McNairy, Tennessee, United States in 1940 and McNairy, Tennessee, United States in 1945. He died on 23 October 1945, in Selmer, McNairy, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Falcon Cemetery, Selmer, McNairy, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Franklin Ammons
Nora Lee Coleman
Marriage: 13 December 1896
Pronetty Ammons
Robert Earl Ammons
Maggie Ammons
John Gilford Ammons
Ruby Ammons
Wilson Clyde Ammons
Carroll D Ammons

Spouse and Children

13 December 1896
McNairy, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 7

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 26

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Variant of English Hammonds .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Frank Ammons in household of W H Ammons, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Benj F Ammons in household of Wm H Ammons, "United States Census, 1860"
  • A Frank Ammons, "United States Census, 1940"

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