Elizabeth E Harvey

21 December 1835–8 March 1919 (Age 83)
Jefferson, Georgia, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth E

When Elizabeth E Harvey was born on 21 December 1835, in Jefferson, Georgia, United States, her father, Thomas Jefferson Harvey, was 24 and her mother, Ann Mariah Clarke, was 24. She married John M Godowns on 24 April 1856, in Jefferson, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in District 79, Jefferson, Georgia, United States in 1900 and District 1593, Jefferson, Georgia, United States in 1910. She died on 8 March 1919, in Avera, Jefferson, Georgia, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Waldens United Methodist Church Cemetery, Avera, Jefferson, Georgia, United States.

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John M Godowns
Elizabeth E Harvey
Marriage: 24 April 1856
Thomas J. Godowns
Mary Alice Godowns
James Franklin Godowns
Susan Godowns
Samuel Godowns
Hiram Godowns
Edmond R Godowns
Anna Godowns
William Godowns
John Godowns
Thomas Jefferson Godowns

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo
Age 1
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.
1838 · Orders No. 25 Removes Cherokees
Age 3
A small group of Cherokees from Georgia voluntarily migrated to the Indian Territory. The remaining Cherokees in Georgia resisted the mounting pressure to leave. In 1838, U.S. President Martin Van Buren ordered U.S. troops to remove the Cherokee Nation. The troops gathered the Cherokees and marched them and other Native Americans from North Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama along what is now known as “The Trail of Tears.” Approximately 5,000 Cherokees died on their way to Indian Territory.
Age 26
Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: from the Breton personal name Aeruiu or Haerviu, composed of the elements haer ‘battle’, ‘carnage’+ vy ‘worthy’, which was brought to England by Breton followers of William the Conqueror, for the most part in the Gallicized form Hervé. (The change from -er- to -ar- was a normal development in Middle English and Old French.) Reaney believes that the surname is also occasionally from a Norman personal name, Old German Herewig, composed of the Germanic elements hari, heri ‘army’ + wīg ‘war’.2 Irish: mainly of English origin, in Ulster and County Wexford, but sometimes a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAirmheadhaigh ‘descendant of Airmheadhach’, a personal name probably meaning ‘esteemed’. It seems to be a derivative of Airmheadh, the name borne by a mythological physician.3 Irish (County Fermanagh): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEarchaidh ‘descendant of Earchadh’, a personal name of uncertain origin.

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

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Elizabeth P Harvey Godowns, memorial

http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=132120632 Birth: Dec. 21, 1835 Jefferson County Georgia, USA Death: Mar. 8, 1919 Avera Jefferson County Georgia, USA Elizabeth filed for a Widow's I …

Sources (12)

  • Elizabeth Goodson in household of John M Goodson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elizabeth P Harvey in household of Thos J Harvey, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth P Godowns in household of John M Godowns, "United States Census, 1860"

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