Eliza A. BENJAMIN

1821–
New York, United States

The Life Summary 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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Family Time Line

William H Banks
1811–1874
Eliza A. BENJAMIN
1821–
Marriage: about 1845
Orella Banks
1833–
Josiah Ezra Banks
1833–1911
Ezra Banks
1845–1894
Elmira F. Banks
1848–1929
William H. Banks Jr.
1850–1935
Samuel W. Banks
1853–
Olive Banks
1854–1932
Hiram Adelbert Banks
1860–1923
Emogine Rhoda Banks
1863–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1845Allegany, New York, United States
  • Children

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    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.
    1863
    Age 42
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Jewish (Sephardic and Ashkenazic), English, French, West Indian (mainly Haiti), and African (mainly Nigeria and Tanzania); Hungarian (Benjámin): from the Hebrew male personal name Binyāmīn ‘Son of the South’. In the Book of Genesis, it is treated as meaning ‘Son of the Right Hand’. The two senses are connected, since in Hebrew the south is thought of as the right-hand side of a person who is facing east. Benjamin was the youngest and favorite son of Jacob and supposed progenitor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel (Genesis 35:16-18; 42:4). The personal name was not common among Gentiles in the Middle Ages, but its use was sanctioned by virtue of having been borne by a Christian saint martyred in Persia in about AD 424. In some cases in medieval Europe it was also applied as a byname or nickname to the youngest (and beloved) son of a large family; this is the sense of modern French benjamin. In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Assyrian/Chaldean Benyamin and Italian Beniamino.History: John Benjamin (1598–1645) came from England to Watertown, MA, in 1632. Jean-Baptiste Benjamin dit Saint-Aubin from France married Jeanne Allard in QC in 1704.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Benyamin
    Benowitz
    Ben
    Benzon

    Sources (7)

    • Eliza Banks in household of William Banks, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Eliza A Banks, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Eliza Banks in entry for William Henry Banks, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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