Henry D Banta

29 January 1785–21 January 1867 (Age 81)
Henry, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Henry D

When Henry D Banta was born on 29 January 1785, in Henry, Kentucky, United States, his father, Daniel Banta, was 21 and his mother, Anna Seever, was 25. He married Eleanor Simon Van Arsdale on 20 June 1803, in Henry, Morgan, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Switzerland, Indiana, United States in 1830 and Ohio, Indiana, United States in 1850. He died on 21 January 1867, in Craig Township, Switzerland, Indiana, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Craig Township, Switzerland, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry D Banta
Eleanor Simon Van Arsdale
Marriage: 20 June 1803
Anna J Banta
Rachel Banta
Daniel Henry Banta
Isaac Vauter Banta
Jacob Cassatt Banta
Mary A Banta
Jane Banta
Abraham Banta
Polly Mary Banta
John W. Banta
William Henry Banta
Eleanor Banta
Nancy Jane Banta
Nancy Susannah Banta

Spouse and Children

20 June 1803
Henry, Morgan, Kentucky, United States


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+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 1

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1792 · Becomes the 15th State

Age 7

On June 1, 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state. It was the first state west of the Appalachian Mountains

Age 23

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

Frisian: probably a habitational name for someone from Bant, in the 17th century an island in Friesland, now the village north of Emmeloord in the Noordoostpolder.

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

Story Highlight


DANIEL BANTA married Elizabeth Le Compte. During the War of 1812 he served in Shelby's troop under Capt. Rice, and also took part in the battle of Tippecanoe. He was a farmer. In 1841 he removed from …

Sources (3)

  • Henry D Banta, "United States Census, 1820"
  • Henry D Banta, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Henry D Banta, "United States Census, 1830"

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