Alfred E. Painter

Male31 December 1819–23 September 1910

Brief Life History 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 36. 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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Alfred E. Painter
Elizabeth Walter
Marriage: 30 January 1855
William Sevier Painter
Margaret Marilla Painter
Sarah Esther Painter
George C. Painter

Sources (39)

  • Alfred Painter in household of William Painter, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Alfred Painter, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Alford Painter, "Tennessee, Deaths and Burials, 1874-1955"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 January 1855Washington, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (6)

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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

    English: from Middle English peintour, painter, peintir, penter, pointour (Old French peintour, paintour) ‘painter of images (on walls, screens, shields, etc.), colorist (of statues, figurines, chests, etc.), artist’. 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 Saint Stephen's Chapel, Westminster. The name is widespread in England.

    Americanized form of German Bender . Compare Bainter .

    Germanized or Americanized form of Slovenian Pajntar or Panjtar, topographic names from the field name Pajnta or Na Pajnti, which is derived from Middle High German biunt(e) ‘fenced agricultural land’ (compare German Paintner ), or perhaps from Bavarian Middle High German pant ‘band’ (compare Panter 4).

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

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