Barsheba Eldridge

1800–Female
Virginia, United States

The Life of Barsheba

Barsheba Eldridge was born in 1800, in Virginia, United States. She married John Bass on 17 April 1825, in Franklin, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters.

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John Bass
1791–1859
Barsheba Eldridge
1800–
Marriage: 17 April 1825
Ameta Frances Bass
1825–1860
Anna Bass
1828–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 April 1825
Franklin, Virginia, United States
children

(2)

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 0

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 12

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 32

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name, Eldric, a variant of Aldrich .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Barsheba Eldridge, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Barsheba Eldridge & John Bass, 'Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940' on MyHeritage
  • Legacy NFS Source: Barsheba Eldridge - Government record

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