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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Elisha Brewer
Delila Poole
Marriage: 2 March 1843
Lucinda Brewer
Kenley Chapman Brewer
Matilda Brewer
Fielden Hicks Brewer
Thursey Brewer
Nancy K Brewer
Ellen Brewer
Rosamond Brewer
Celia Brewer
Riley Elisha Brewer

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.


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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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