Benjamin Dann Walsh

Male21 September 1808–18 November 1869

Brief Life History of Benjamin Dann

When Benjamin Dann Walsh was born on 21 September 1808, in Clapton, London, England, United Kingdom, his father, Benjamin Walsh, was 29 and his mother, Mary Bidwell CLARKE, was 26. He married Rebecca Finn in 1838. He lived in Henry, Illinois, United States in 1840 and Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 18 November 1869, at the age of 61, and was buried in Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island Township, Rock Island, Illinois, United States.

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Benjamin Dann Walsh
Rebecca Finn
Marriage: 1838

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  • Benjamin D Walsh, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Benjamin Dann Walsh, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Benjamin Dann Walsh, "Find A Grave Index"

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    World Events (8)


    Age 7

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.


    Age 10

    Illinois is the 21st state.


    Age 17

    Historical Boundaries: 1825: Henry, Illinois, United States 1827: Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States 1831: Henry, Illinois, United States

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Aileen, Dermot, John Patrick, Kieran, Declan, Eamonn, Colm, Donal, Seamus, Siobhan, Brennan.

    English and Irish: ethnic name from Middle English walshe (Old English wælisc) ‘foreign, Welsh’. This form of the name was generally more common than Welsh , especially in Ireland, where it originally denoted a Welsh-speaking immigrant, in particular any of the Welshmen who arrived in the wake of Strongbow's Anglo-Norman invasion of 1170. In Ireland it is sometimes also a translation of Breathnach ‘Briton’.

    English: in Yorkshire and Lancashire the name is sometimes a shortened form of Walshaw .

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

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