Erastus Millard Banning

25 November 1812–1883 (Age 70)
East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Erastus Millard

When Erastus Millard Banning was born on 25 November 1812, in East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, his father, Philemon Fuller Banning, was 25 and his mother, Mary Millard, was 23. He married Almena Hall on 2 May 1834, in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Massachusetts, United States in 1870 and West Boylston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States for about 3 years. He died in 1883, in Winchester, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 71.

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Erastus Millard Banning
Almena Hall
Marriage: 2 May 1834
Mary A. Banning
Levi Wilbur Banning
Alfred Banning
George H. Banning
Celestine Banning
Albertine Banning
Erastus Millard Banning
Janette Banning
Annie Banning
Adeline Banning
Emeline A Banning
Charles M. Banning
Edmund R Banning
Albert E. Banning

Spouse and Children

2 May 1834
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States


    Mary A. Banning



    Celestine Banning


    Albertine Banning



+10 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 7

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. 
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 17

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 20

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

1 English: unexplained.2 German: patronymic from a personal name formed with Ban- ‘decree’, ‘command’ or Band- ‘band’, ‘tie’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Erastus M Banning, "Massachusetts, State Census, 1865"
  • Erastus M Banning, "Massachusetts, State Census, 1855"
  • Erastus M Banning, "United States Census, 1860"

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