New York, United States

The Life of Eliza A.

Eliza A. BENJAMIN was born in 1821, in New York, United States. She married William H Banks about 1845, in Allegany, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Great Valley, Cattaraugus, New York, United States in 1855 and Jasper, Steuben, New York, United States for about 20 years. She died in Husband, Somerset Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States.

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William H Banks
Marriage: about 1845
Orella Banks
Josiah Ezra Banks
Ezra Banks
Elmira F. Banks
William H. Banks Jr.
Samuel W. Banks
Olive Banks
Hiram Adelbert Banks
Emogine Rhoda Banks

Spouse and Children

about 1845
Allegany, New York, United States


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World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 0

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 6

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Age 42

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Hebrew: From the Hebrew scriptural name Binyamiyn, meaning son of days, son of old age, lucky son, son of the right hand, or son of good fortune. The nickname is Ben. Benjie is a Scottish name derived from Benjamin.

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Sources (3)

  • Eliza Banks in household of William Banks, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Eliza A Banks, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Eliza A Benjamin in household of Gamaliel Benjamin, "United States Census, 1850"

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