Eleazer Bill

24 February 1758–4 April 1851 (Age 93)
Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Eleazer

Eleazer Bill was born on 24 February 1758, in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, United States. He married Elizabeth Cole on 27 May 1790. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He died on 4 April 1851, in his hometown, at the age of 93, and was buried in Exeter Cemetery, Exeter, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Eleazer Bill
Elizabeth Cole
Marriage: 27 May 1790
Chester Bill
Josiah Bissel Bill
David Bill

Spouse and Children


    Elizabeth Cole


27 May 1790


    Chester Bill


    Josiah Bissel Bill


    David Bill


World Events (8)


Age 18

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 23

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1783 · A Free America

Age 25

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

1 English and German: from a Germanic personal name, either a short form of compound names such as Billard , or else a byname Bill(a), from Old English bil ‘sword’, ‘halberd’ (or a Continental cognate). (Bill as a short form of William was not used until the 17th century.)2 English: metonymic occupational name for a maker of pruning hooks and similar implements, from Middle English bill, from Old English bil ‘sword’, with the meaning shifted to a more peaceful agricultural application ( see Biller 5).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eleazer Bill, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Eleazer Bill Family Bible
  • Eleazer Bill, "Find A Grave Index"

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