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Emma Lazarus

Emma Lazarus[1, 2]

Female 1798 - 1865  (67 years)

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  • Name Emma Lazarus  [3
    Born 21 May 1798  Charleston, SC Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Female 
    Alt. Birth Abt 1800  South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 12 Nov 1850  St. Philips & St. Michaels, Charleston, SC Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    1850 US 
    Reference Number 4089 
    Died 21 Aug 1865  Sumter, SC Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I4089  aojd
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2011 

    Mother Richa Benjamin,   b. 25 Aug 1762, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1847, Charleston, SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Family ID F1358  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • (Research):Emma Lazarus, not to be confused with the famed poet of the same name, was the daughter of shopkeepers Marks and Richa Lazarus. She grew up in Charleston, one of numerous children in this family that included Benjamin Dores, Leah and Joshua. Her father had served in the Revolutionary War, achieving the rank of Major in Lushington's company— known as the Jews' company for their prevalence in its ranks. Financial success eluded her father, and in 1785 her mother became a sole trader, taking care of the family shop on top of her other responsibilities.
           Emma never married. She was very close with her brother Joshua, and traveled with him and his new wife, Phebe Yates Lazarus, to France in 1840 where they each had their portrait painted. [5]

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] PG. 151 LAZARUS II (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S285] .

    3. [S40] YEAR: 1850; CENSUS PLACE: ST MICHAEL AND ST PHILLIP, CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA; ROLL: M432_850; PAGE: 283; IMAGE: 402. (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S4] PG. 151 LAZARUS II (SOUTH CAROLINA) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S294] LAZARUS, EMMA (Reliability: 3).