Delila Poole

Brief Life History of Delila

When Delila Poole was born on 1 July 1824, in Elk Creek, Grayson, Virginia, United States, her father, Jonathan Harris Pool, was 28 and her mother, Anna Betsy Cannoy, was 22. She married Elisha Brewer on 2 March 1843, in Grayson, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Oldtown, Grayson, Virginia, United States in 1900. She died on 10 May 1907, at the age of 82, and was buried in Providence, Grayson, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elisha Brewer
1821–1863
Delila Poole
1824–1907
Marriage: 2 March 1843
Lucinda Brewer
1844–1871
Kenley Chapman Brewer
1846–1909
Matilda Brewer
1851–1925
Fielden Hicks Brewer
1853–1929
Thursey Brewer
1856–1882
Nancy K Brewer
1858–1915
Ellen Brewer
1858–1860
Rosamond Brewer
1861–1882
Celia Brewer
1861–1884
Riley Elisha Brewer
1864–1952

Sources (52)

  • Delila Brown in household of Riley E Brown, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Delila Brewer, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Birth Records, 1853-1896"
  • Delila Pool, "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940"

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

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.

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

1846

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English pol(e), polle, poul(e) ‘pool, pond’ (Old English pōl). The name may be topographic, for someone who lived by a pool, or habitative, from a place so named.

English: variant of Paul .

Possibly an Americanized form of German Puhl or Pfuhl(e) (see Pool 4).

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

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