Eliza Buchanan

1816–1850 (Age 34)
Switzerland, Indiana, United States

The Life of Eliza

When Eliza Buchanan was born in 1816, in Switzerland, Indiana, United States, her father, William John Buchanan, was 38 and her mother, Tabitha Freeman, was 44. She married Wilson Benefield on 30 April 1831, in Switzerland, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Madison, Madison Township, Jefferson, Indiana, United States in 1850. She died after 1850, in Jefferson, Indiana, United States, at the age of 35.

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Family Time Line

Wilson Benefield
Eliza Buchanan
Marriage: 30 April 1831
Sarah Jane Benefiel
Mary Graves
Eliza J Benefiel
Francis Marion Benefiel
Rachel M Benefiel
George W Benefield
Ann M Benefield

Spouse and Children

30 April 1831
Switzerland, Indiana, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Martha Buchanan


    Wilson Buchanan


    Nancy Buchanan


    Elizabeth Buchanan


    Tabitha Dorcas Buchanan


+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 0

Indiana is the 19th state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 14

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Buchanan, a place near Loch Lomond, perhaps named with Gaelic buth chanain ‘house of the canon’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elisa Benifield in household of Wilson B Benifield, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Eliza Buchanan, "Indiana, Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Elizabeth Benefiel, "Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920"

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