Alvin Tinsley Greer

20 August 1822–7 August 1865 (Age 42)
Georgetown, Scott, Kentucky, United States

The Life 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 lived in Grand River Township, Adair, Iowa, United States in 1860. 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

Spouse and Children


    Elizabeth Catherine Shaw


26 December 1843
Marion, Indiana, United States


    John Leland Greer


    James ( Jimmy) Greer


    Sophia Catherine Greer



    Nancy Elizabeth Greer


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Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

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

Chiefly northern Irish: variant of Grier .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • A Q Greer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Alvin T Greer in entry for Orland Henry Greer, "Idaho, Nez Perce County, Brower Wann Funeral Home Records, 1925-1986"
  • Albin Greer in entry for Martha Dudley, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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