Mercy Banks

September 1730–
Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Mercy

When Mercy Banks was born in September 1730, in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Benjamin Banks III, was 24 and her mother, Mary TREADWELL, was 22. She married Abel Platt on 23 March 1749.

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Family Time Line

Abel Platt
1723–1779
Mercy Banks
1730–
Marriage: 23 March 1749

Spouse and Children

    Abel Platt

    Male1723–1779Male

    Female1730–Female

MARRIAGE
23 March 1749

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

    Female1730–Female

    Hezekiah Banks

    Male1736–1742Male

    Female1739–1811Female

    Rhoda Banks

    Male1741–1811Male

World Events (6)

1776

Age 46

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 51

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1791

Age 61

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived on the slope of a hillside or by a riverbank, from northern Middle English banke (from Old Danish banke). The final -s may occasionally represent a plural form, but it is most commonly an arbitrary addition made after the main period of surname formation, perhaps under the influence of patronymic forms with a possessive -s.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bruacháin ‘descendant of Bruachán’, a byname for a large-bellied person. The English form was chosen because of a mistaken association of the Gaelic name with bruach ‘bank’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Mercy Banks, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Mercy Banks, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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