Benjamin Ela

1807–1875 (Age 68)
Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Ela was born on 23 April 1807, in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Nathaniel Whittier Ela, was 41 and his mother, Esther Emerson, was 41. He married Martha L. P. Neal on 9 December 1832, in Dover MM, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died in September 1875, at the age of 68.

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Benjamin Ela
Martha L. P. Neal
Marriage: 9 December 1832
Caroline W. Ela

Spouse & Children

  • Male1807–1875Male

  • Martha L. P. Neal


9 December 1832
Dover MM, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States


  • Caroline W. Ela


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+6 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1808 · Concord Becomes the Capital

Age 1

In 1808, Concord became the capital of New Hampshire. It was originally the Penacook Plantation given to the state by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 18

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

Origin unidentified.

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

Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Ela, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Benjamin Ela, "New Hampshire, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1636-1947"
  • Benjamin Ela, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"

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