Rev. Benjamin Arnold Brister Sr.

19 March 1772–12 January 1856 (Age 83)
Christ Church, Middlesex, Virginia, United States

The Life of Benjamin Arnold

When Rev. Benjamin Arnold Brister Sr. was born on 19 March 1772, in Christ Church, Middlesex, Virginia, United States, his father, Thompson Brister Sr, was 30 and his mother, Mary Ann Hockaday, was 30. He married Sarah Dillard on 8 December 1796, in Fauquier, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 12 January 1856, in Monticello, Lawrence, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Lincoln, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rev. Benjamin Arnold Brister Sr.
1772–1856
Sarah Dillard
1762–1854
Marriage: 8 December 1796
William Brister
1804–1877
Rebecca Brister
1806–1885
Allison Curtis Brister
1807–1866
Temperance Brister
1809–1890
Temperance W Brister
1809–1890
James Warrick Brister
1810–1889
Albert Wilson "Byrd" Brister
1813–1902
Benjamin Arnold Brister Jr
1815–1868
Melvinia Brister
1816–1865
Lew Allen Walter Brister
1822–1889

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
8 December 1796
Fauquier, Virginia, United States
children

(10)

    William Brister

    Male1804–1877Male

    Rebecca Brister

    Female1806–1885Female

    Allison Curtis Brister

    Male1807–1866Male

    Temperance Brister

    Female1809–1890Female

    Temperance W Brister

    Female1809–1890Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 4

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 8

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 22

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Bristow .

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

Possible Related Names

Story Highlight

Notes About and Will of Benjamin Brister Sr.

They settled in Ruth, Mississippi in an area known as Bristerville. It was Lawrence Co. until that Co. split. Then it became Lincoln Co. Mississippi was still a territory when they moved there. He …

Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Bristow, "Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917"
  • Benjamin Arnold Brister, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Benjamin Bristow in entry for Christiana Bristow, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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