Phebe Bonney

1812–28 January 1905 (Age 93)
Connecticut, United States

The Life of Phebe

When Phebe Bonney was born in 1812, in Connecticut, United States, her father, Joshua Bonney, was 40 and her mother, Rebecca Batterson, was 32. She married John Billings Saunders on 1 January 1833, in Goshen, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Mamakating, Sullivan, New York, United States in 1880 and Ocala, Marion, Florida, United States in 1900. She died on 28 January 1905, in Palatka, Putnam, Florida, United States, at the age of 93.

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Family Time Line

John Billings Saunders
Phebe Bonney
Marriage: 1 January 1833
Joshua B Saunders
Martin Saunders
Levi W. Saunders
Sarah E Saunders

Spouse and Children

1 January 1833
Goshen, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Joshua Bonney


    Rebecca Batterson




    William Bonney


    Warren Bonney


    Ira Bonney


    Mary Polly Bonney


    Seth Bonney


+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 0

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 17

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.

Age 34

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

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly Lancashire): nickname for a handsome person, especially a large or well-built one, from northern dialect bonnie ‘fine’, ‘beautiful’ (still in common use in northern England and Scotland).2 French: eastern variant of Bonnet 2.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Phebe Saunders in household of Charles W Butters, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Phoeba Sanders in household of John B Sanders, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Phoebe Saunders in household of William Bennett, "United States Census, 1880"

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