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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Rev. Benjamin Arnold Brister Sr.
Sarah Dillard
Marriage: 8 December 1796
William Brister
Rebecca Brister
Allison Curtis Brister
Temperance Brister
Temperance W Brister
James Warrick Brister
Albert Wilson "Byrd" Brister
Benjamin Arnold Brister Jr
Melvinia Brister
Lew Allen Walter Brister

Spouse and Children

8 December 1796
Fauquier, Virginia, United States


    William Brister


    Rebecca Brister


    Allison Curtis Brister


    Temperance Brister


    Temperance W Brister


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Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)


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.

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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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