Person:Benjamin Watson (9)

Benjamin Ely Watson
m. 4 May 1819
  1. Benjamin Ely Watson1820 - 1893
  2. William Williamson Watson1822 - 1901
  3. Sarah Maria Watson1826 - 1896
Facts and Events
Name Benjamin Ely Watson
Gender Male
Birth[1] 23 Jan 1820 New Jersey, United States
Death[1][4] 7 Jun 1893 Livingston, Essex, New Jersey, United States

Benjamin Ely Watson was a businessman and banker, best known for his work at the Grocer's Bank of New York City from 1854 to 1878 — first as notary and then as paying teller.[2] He was also proprietor of the Miner's Store at Sacramento, California, during the first tumultuous years of the California Gold Rush.

  1. 1.0 1.1 Beach, Moses S. (Moses Sperry); Sumner Ariel Ely; George Burritt Vanderpoel; and William Ely. The Ely Ancestry: Lineage of Richard Ely of Plymouth, England, Who Came to Boston, Mass., About 1655, & Settled at Lyme, Conn. in 1660. (New York: Calumet Press, 1902).
  2. Trow's New York City Register, 1848-1878.
  3.   Advertisement, New York Tribune, October 30, 1848.
  4. New York Times (New York, NY), June 9, 1893, 5.

    At Livingston, N.J., on June 7, BENJAMIN E. WATSON, in the 74th year of his age. His funeral will be held at his late residence on Saturday, June 10, at 12 o'clock.