Benjamin Franklin Auxier

March 1796–4 February 1867 (Age 70)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Benjamin Franklin

When Benjamin Franklin Auxier was born in March 1796, in Virginia, United States, his father, Abraham M. Auxier, was 29 and his mother, Nancy Ann Harris, was 18. He married Elizabeth Standefer on 13 April 1819, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 4 February 1867, in Hamilton, Illinois, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Dahlgren, Hamilton, Illinois, United States.

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Benjamin Franklin Auxier
Elizabeth Standefer
Marriage: 13 April 1819
Cynthia Auxier
James Madison Auxier
Benjamin F Auxier
Polly Ann Auxier
Sarah Auxier
Benjamin Franklin Auxier
Samuel Benton Auxier

Spouse and Children

13 April 1819
Illinois, United States


    Cynthia Auxier


    James Madison Auxier


    Benjamin F Auxier


    Polly Ann Auxier


    Sarah Auxier


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 4

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 16

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 23

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. 

Name Meaning

French: regional name for someone from Auxerre.

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

Sources (2)

  • Benjamin Auxer, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"
  • Benjamin Franklin Auxier, "Find A Grave Index"

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