Perhaps most famous for his Christmas songs “Jolly Old Saint Nicholas” and “Up On the House Top,” this nineteenth-century composer also wrote a hymn titled “Who Is He In Yonder Stall?” In addition, he composed a popular song, “Darling Nelly Gray,” that tells the story of a slave who has been separated from his love.
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|FULL NAME:||Benjamin Hanby|
|BIRTH DATE:||July 22, 1833|
|AGE:||187 years old|
Benjamin Hanby is a Composer. He and his father, Bishop William Hanby, both helped slaves escape to freedom via the Underground Railroad. After graduating from Otterbein University, he became a pastor at an Ohio branch of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ.
DID YOU KNOW He died in his thirties of tuberculosis.
FACT Chicago-based music publisher George Frederick Root bought the publishing rights to “Up On the Housetop” in 1865.
Currently, Benjamin Hanby is 187 years old. He will celebrate his 188th birthday on a Monday, July 22nd. Below we countdown to his upcoming birthday.
Benjamin Hanby’s zodiac sign is Cancer. According to astrologers, Cancer’s life pursuit is constant reassurance and intimacy and a secret desire to feel safe (emotionally, spiritually, romantically and financially). People of this zodiac sign like art, home-based hobbies, relaxing near or in water, helping loved ones, and dislike strangers and revealing of personal life. The strengths of this sign are: tenacious, highly imaginative, loyal, emotional, sympathetic, persuasive, while weaknesses can be moody, pessimistic, suspicious, manipulative and insecure. The greatest overall compatibility with Cancer is Capricorn and Taurus.
Benjamin Hanby was born in the Year of the Serpent. Snakes are a symbol of wisdom and wit, often seen as humorous and gifted in literature and art. However, the snake can be overly suspicious, which makes them a bit paranoid. This year is the year of the .
DID YOU KNOW Life expectancy in United States is about 79 years.
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