Painted oil portrait of Esther Cohen Lazarus.
Esther Cohen Lazarus became the first wife of Aaron Lazarus , son of a wealthy Charleston merchant on May 10, 1803. They had eight children, seven of whom lived to adulthood. At that time, there was no synagogue in Wilmington, so the family attended St. James Episcopal Church. Esther died in 1816, and Aaron married Rachel Mordecai in 1821.
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