Benajah Colyar

Male26 October 1805–31 October 1881

Brief Life History of Benajah

When Benajah Colyar was born on 26 October 1805, in Perquimans, North Carolina, United States, his father, John Collier, was 25 and his mother, Rhoda Pearson, was 26. He married Martha Vaughn on 18 December 1828, in Kosciusko, Washington Township, Kosciusko, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Iowa, United States in 1870 and Independence Township, Jasper, Iowa, United States in 1880. He died on 31 October 1881, in Jasper, Jasper, Iowa, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Bethel Cemetery, Baxter, Jasper, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benajah Colyar
Sarah Powers
Marriage: 10 January 1839
Elizabeth Colyar
Mary Gibbons
Thomas Jefferson Colyar
Charlotte Colyar
Ichabod Colyar
Orange Lemon Colyar
Francis Marion Colyar
Diadama Colyar
Nancy June Colyar
Charles Henry Colyar
Benjamin Colyar
Jonathan Colyar
Silas Colyar

Sources (33)

  • Benajah Colyer, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Benajah Colyer, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Benagah Colyar, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 January 1839Plain Township, Kosciusko, Indiana, United States
  • Children (13)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.


    Age 11

    Indiana is the 19th state.

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 20

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Collier .

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

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