Elizabeth Banks

17 July 1763–16 December 1857 (Age 94)
Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Banks was born on 17 July 1763, in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, John Banks, was 45 and her mother, Elizabeth Bradley, was 41. She married Daniel Nichols about 1790, in Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 16 December 1857, in Walton, Walton, Delaware, New York, United States, at the age of 94.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Nichols
1759–1837
Elizabeth Banks
1763–1857
Marriage: about 1790
Peter Nichols
1782–
Martha Nichols
1784–1864
Anna Nichols
1786–1860
Rachel Nichols
1797–
Betsey or Betsy Nichols
1785–1880
Nathan Nichols
1789–1857
Deborah Nichols
1791–1872
Alfred Nichols
1796–1875
Julia Nichols
1802–1844
Nicholas Nichols
1805–1862

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1790
Connecticut, United States
children

(10)

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1717–1784Male

    Elizabeth Bradley

    Female1721–1808Female

siblings

(6)

    Female1741–1760Female

    Eleanor Banks

    Female1743–1779Female

    Male1745–Male

    Rachel Banks

    Female1758–1800Female

    Nathan Banks

    Male1760–1842Male

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1776

Age 13

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

Age 18

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.
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 25

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived on the slope of a hillside or by a riverbank, from northern Middle English banke (from Old Danish banke). The final -s may occasionally represent a plural form, but it is most commonly an arbitrary addition made after the main period of surname formation, perhaps under the influence of patronymic forms with a possessive -s.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bruacháin ‘descendant of Bruachán’, a byname for a large-bellied person. The English form was chosen because of a mistaken association of the Gaelic name with bruach ‘bank’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Nichols in household of Nicholas Nichols, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Ancestry Family Trees
  • Ancestry Family Trees

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