HERE on the biography of Benjamin Banneker has other details of his life and accomplishments. George taught interested neighbors astronomy using his celestial globe and telescope, and gave some of his books and tools to his friend Benjamin. Andrew, a famous surveyor who did at least thirteen years of almanacs, passed on Benjamin's well-written letter, and it is preserved in the Historical Society of Pa. Elias who had moved to Baltimore was also a Quaker, joined the newly formed Md Abolition Society and wrote numerous letters about the almanac.
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Although Jesse Levering had a successful business in Baltimore, he died suddenly of cholera when Sarah was 7 years old, and his widow moved her young family to Ellicott City, and Margaret was sent to work for other families.