Benjamin Trask

1728–1776 (Age 48)
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Trask was born in 1728, in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, John Trask, was 24 and his mother, Elizabeth Reed, was 23. He married Sarah Owen on 4 April 1754, in New Salem, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He died in 1776, in Shutesbury, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 48.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Trask
1728–1776
Sarah Owen
1728–
Marriage: 4 April 1754
Susanna Trask
1755–
William Trask
1761–1821
Joshua Trask
1766–1845
Jacob Trask
1770–1794
Jesse Trask
1756–1846
Josfe Trask
1757–
Elias Trask
1759–
John Trask
1759–
Sarah Trask
1763–1836

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 April 1754
New Salem, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
children

(9)

    Susanna Trask

    Female1755–Female

    Jesse Trask

    Male1756–1846Male

    Josfe Trask

    Male1757–Male

    Elias Trask

    Male1759–Male

    John Trask

    Male1759–Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (2)

1776

Age 48

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · Fort Lee Built

Age 48

Fort Lee was built in 1776. It is historic to the American Revolution but was also used during the War of 1812 and American Civil War. It is a unique design called earthwork meaning the fort is basically built out of a mound of dirt.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from Thirsk in North Yorkshire, named from an unattested Old Scandinavian word, thresk ‘marsh’.

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

Sources (3)

  • John Trask in entry for Elias Trask, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • John Trask in entry for John Trask, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Baptism, "Smith Phillips" (includes sketch of the Ebenezer Peirce family)

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