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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Daniel Nichols
Elizabeth Banks
Marriage: about 1790
Peter Nichols
Martha Nichols
Anna Nichols
Rachel Nichols
Betsey or Betsy Nichols
Nathan Nichols
Deborah Nichols
Alfred Nichols
Julia Nichols
Nicholas Nichols

Spouse and Children

about 1790
Connecticut, United States


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Elizabeth Bradley





    Eleanor Banks



    Rachel Banks


    Nathan Banks


+1 More Child

World Events (8)


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

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