Benjamin Sheftall

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Benjamin Sheftall

Birthplace: Oder, Frankfurt, Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany
Death: Died in Savannah, Chatham, GA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Scheftel Wolf and Gittel Sheftall
Husband of Perla Sheftall and Hannah Sheftall
Father of Sheftall Sheftall; Mordecai Sheftall; Levi Sheftall and Solomon Sheftall
Brother of Levi Sheftall

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About Benjamin Sheftall

American merchant; born in England at the beginning of the eighteenth century; died at Savannah. He was one of forty immigrants who arrived at Savannah in July, 1733. He left two sons, Levi and Mordedai. Benjamin commenced the well-known "Sheftall manuscript," completed by his son Mordecai, in which the immigration of the Jews to Georgia in 1733 is described. He was known for his antislavery views, and was one of the founders of the Union Society of Savannah. His eldest son, Levi, was a merchant in Savannah, and held, like his father, a leading place in the affairs of the Jewish congregation.

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Benjamin Sheftall's Timeline

Frankfurt, Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany
August 3, 1734
Age 42
December 2, 1735
Age 43
November 20, 1738
Age 46
Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, United States
December 12, 1739
Age 47
Savannah, Chatham, GA, USA
August 8, 1741
Age 49
October 3, 1765
Age 73
Savannah, Chatham, GA, USA