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René Benjamin PoignantAge: 53 years18151869

Name
René Benjamin Poignant
Given names
René Benjamin
Surname
Poignant
Birth June 1, 1815 38 31
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815

Note: War of 1812 between the Americans and the British. The Creek (or Red Stick) War in Alabama had different origins, but it coincided with the war of 1812, and the U.S. treated it as a part of the larger war, with Jackson and his forces also in charge of defeating the Creeks - http://goo.gl/cu6BNB
Historical Event
Trail of Tears
between 1830 and 1830 (Age 14 years)
Note: The Trail of Tears is a name given to the ethnic cleansing and forced relocation of Native American nations from southeastern parts of the United States following the Indian Removal Act of 1830. The removal included many members of the Cherokee, Muscogee (Creek), Seminole, Chickasaw, and Choctaw nations, among others in the United States, from their homelands to Indian Territory in eastern sections of the present-day state of Oklahoma. The phrase originated from a description of the removal of the Choctaw Nation in 1831. In 1831 the Choctaw were the first to be removed, and they became the model for all other removals. After the Choctaw, the Seminole were removed in 1832, the Creek in 1834, then the Chickasaw in 1837, and finally the Cherokee in 1838. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trail_of_Tears
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 16 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City - http://goo.gl/0602J7
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 20 years)
Note: The Texas Revolution (or Texas War of Independence) was fought from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836 between Mexico and the Texas (Tejas) portion of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. The Texas Revolution erupted in 1836, after Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Mexico responded by invading Texas, where General Santa Anna won decisive victories in the battles of the Alamo and Goliad. The war ended at the Battle of San Jacinto (about 20 miles) east of modern day downtown Houston) where General Sam Houston led the Texas Army to victory in 18 minutes over a portion of the Mexican Army under Santa Anna, who was captured shortly after the battle. The conclusion of the war resulted in the creation of the Republic of Texas - http://goo.gl/4B84q9
Death of a fatherFrançois Poignant
June 11, 1842 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 30 years)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution - http://goo.gl/dGxJ1k
MarriageMarie-Victoire MoussetView this family
November 26, 1850 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a son
#1
Auguste Benjamin Poignant
February 11, 1854 (Age 38 years)
Death of a motherMarie Jeanne Maupillier
July 16, 1857 (Age 42 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 41 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://goo.gl/XVwD6F
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 45 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War - http://goo.gl/ETtxkC
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 51 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) - http://goo.gl/Gz2kHh
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 51 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://goo.gl/iiduRH
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 53 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network - http://goo.gl/Xafdg5
Death May 1, 1869 (Age 53 years)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: October 22, 1799 (Vendemiaire 30, VIII)Moncoutant, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes, FRANCE
9 years
elder brother
7 years
himself
Family with Marie-Victoire Mousset - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: November 26, 1850Moncoutant, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes, FRANCE
3 years
son
Auguste Benjamin Poignant
Birth: February 11, 1854 38 36Moncoutant, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes
Death: January 4, 1918Moncoutant, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes

  1. Generation 1
    1. René Benjamin Poignant, son of François Poignant and Marie Jeanne Maupillier, was born on June 1, 1815 in Moncoutant, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes and died on May 1, 1869 in Moncoutant, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes at the age of 53. He married Marie-Victoire Mousset on November 26, 1850 in Moncoutant, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes. She was born on August 22, 1817 in Moncoutant, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes and died on July 1, 1870 in Moncoutant, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes at the age of 52.

      Children of René Benjamin Poignant and Marie-Victoire Mousset:

      1. Auguste Benjamin Poignant (18541918)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Auguste Benjamin Poignant, son of René Benjamin Poignant and Marie-Victoire Mousset, was born on February 11, 1854 in Moncoutant, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes and died on January 4, 1918 in Moncoutant, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes at the age of 63. He married Amélie Augustine Abélard on August 23, 1887 in Moncoutant, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes. She was born on January 7, 1867 in Les Aubiers, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes and died on September 27, 1903 in Moncoutant, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes at the age of 36.

      Children of Auguste Benjamin Poignant and Amélie Augustine Abélard:

      1. Poignant
  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. Poignant, daughter of Auguste Benjamin Poignant and Amélie Augustine Abélard.

      Poignant had 1 child.