Alvin Tinsley Greer

Male20 August 1822–7 August 1865

Brief Life History of Alvin Tinsley

When Alvin Tinsley Greer was born on 20 August 1822, in Georgetown, Scott, Kentucky, United States, his father, James L. Greer, was 44 and his mother, Elizabeth Mothershead, was 39. He married Elizabeth Catherine Shaw on 26 December 1843, in Marion, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 7 August 1865, in Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 42.

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Family Time Line

Alvin Tinsley Greer
Elizabeth Catherine Shaw
Marriage: 26 December 1843
John Leland Greer
James "Jimmy" Greer
Sophia Catherine Greer
Zachariah Taylor Greer
Nancy Elizabeth Greer
Orlando Henry Greer
Sarah Jane Greer
Martha Maticia Greer
Ålvin Tennyson Greer
William Sanford Greer

Sources (28)

  • A Q Greer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Alvin Greer, "Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992"
  • Alvin Tinsley Greer, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 December 1843Marion, Indiana, United States
  • Children (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 3

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

    Age 3

    The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 14

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Lanarkshire): from the medieval Scottish personal name Grier, a vernacular form of Gregor (see Gregory and compare Grierson ). This form of the surname is common in Ireland as well as Scotland.

    History: A Scottish family by the name of Grierson claim descent from Gilbert, a son of Malcolm MacGregor (died 1374), 11th Lord of MacGregor. Gilbert was known as both MacGregor and Gregorson. In 1400 he was granted lands by the Earl of March in the name Grierson. The numerous northern Irish bearers of the name Greer claim descent from this same Gilbert.

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

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