Eliza Buchanan

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

The Life Summary of Eliza

When Eliza Buchanan was born in 1816, in Switzerland, Indiana, United States, her father, William John Buchanan, was 38 and her mother, Rachel Elizabeth Short, was 26. She married Wilson B Benefiel on 30 April 1831, in Switzerland, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 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 B Benefiel
1802–1852
Eliza Buchanan
1816–after 1850
Marriage: 30 April 1831
Sarah Jane Benefiel
1832–1914
Eliza J Benefiel
1835–1928
Francis Marion Benefiel
1838–1924
Rachel M Benefiel
1841–
George W Benefiel
1845–1904
Ann M Benefiel
1848–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 April 1831Switzerland, Indiana, United States
  • Children

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1816
    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 (western Scotland): habitational name from Buchanan in Stirlingshire, perhaps named with Gaelic buth chanain ‘house of the canon’.Irish: adopted for Ó Buadhachanáin, see Bohannon .History: This is the name of a Scottish clan associated with lands on the eastern shores of Loch Lomond and in the Lennox. — The name Buchanan was brought independently to North America from Scotland by several different bearers in the 17th and 18th centuries. George Buchanan came to MD in 1698. — James Buchanan (1791–1868), 15th President of the US (1857–61), was born near Mercersburg, PA, the son of a successful land speculator and store keeper, who had emigrated to PA from Scotland in 1783.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Buchannon
    Buckhanan
    Bohannon
    Buchanon
    Buchannan

    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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