Alfred E. Painter

31 December 1819–23 September 1910 (Age 90)
Greene, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Alfred E.

When Alfred E. Painter was born on 31 December 1819, in Greene, Tennessee, United States, his father, William Painter, was 34 and his mother, Mary "Polly" Prather, was 35. He married Elizabeth Walter on 30 January 1855, in Washington, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in District 1, Grainger, Tennessee, United States in 1880 and Civil District 1, Greene, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years. He died on 23 September 1910, in Greene, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Horse Creek, Greene, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alfred E. Painter
Elizabeth Walter
Marriage: 30 January 1855
William Sevier Painter
Margaret Marilla Painter
Sarah Esther Painter
George C. Painter

Spouse and Children

30 January 1855
Washington, Tennessee, United States


    William Sevier Painter


    Margaret Marilla Painter


    Sarah Esther Painter


    George C. Painter


Parents and Siblings

    William Painter


    Mary "Polly" Prather




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World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 16

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

Age 27

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

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English, Old French peinto(u)r, oblique case of peintre ‘painter’, hence an occupational name for a painter (normally of colored glass). In the Middle Ages the walls of both great and minor churches were covered with painted decorations, and Reaney and Wilson note that in 1308 Hugh le Peyntour and Peter the Pavier were employed ‘making and painting the pavement’ at St. Stephen's Chapel, Westminster. The name is widespread in central and southern England.2 German: topographic name for someone living in a fenced enclosure ( see Bainter ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alfred Painter in household of William Painter, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Alfred Painter, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Alfred Panter, "United States Census, 1870"

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