Eliza Jane Harrison

Brief Life History of Eliza Jane

When Eliza Jane Harrison was born on 2 November 1819, in Five Oaks, Tazewell, Virginia, United States, her father, Alexander Harrison, was 27 and her mother, Malvina Harman, was 20. She married Charles Henderson Greever on 10 October 1837, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Virginia, United States in 1870 and Tazewell, Tazewell, Virginia, United States in 1880. She died on 9 November 1881, in Tazewell, Virginia, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in North Tazewell, Tazewell, Virginia, United States.

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Charles Henderson Greever
Eliza Jane Harrison
Marriage: 10 October 1837
Alexander Harrison Greever
Eliza Greever
Blair Burwell Greever
S. W Mitchel
Charles Philip Greever
Helen C Greeves

Sources (15)

  • Eliza J Greever, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Eliza J Greever, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Eliza Harrison, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

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.

1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

1836 · Remember the Alamo

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.

Name Meaning

English (northern): from the Middle English personal name Harry or Herry + -son. These were the common pronunciations of Henry (see Harry ).

History: Harrison is an extremely common surname in northern England. One important and influential American family of bearers are descended from Benjamin Harrison, who emigrated from England to VA in 1633 or 1634. Descendants include another Benjamin Harrison (c. 1726–91), who was an activist in the American Revolution and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. His son William Henry Harrison (1773–1841) and great-grandson Benjamin Harrison (1833–1901) both became presidents of the US.

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

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