Katherine Eldridge

Brief Life History of Katherine

When Katherine Eldridge was born in 1814, in Roane, Tennessee, United States, her father, John Wesley Eldridge, was 52 and her mother, Elizabeth Gardenhire, was 41. She married Rev John Anthony Freeman on 21 March 1833, in Roane, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Red Bank, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States in 1850. She died on 22 November 1852, in Hamilton, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 38.

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Family Time Line

Rev John Anthony Freeman
1812–1871
Katherine Eldridge
1814–1852
Marriage: 21 March 1833
Jefferson C Freeman
1834–1911
Mary Jane Freeman
1836–
Martha Freeman
1838–
Sarah Jane Freeman
1840–1887
Susan Freeman
1842–
William Freeman
1844–
James Monroe Freeman
1848–1918
Simeon Eldridge Freeman
1850–1927

Sources (9)

  • Catharine Freeman in household of John A Freeman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Katy Eldridge, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Kate Eldridge in entry for S E Freeman, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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.

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.

Name Meaning

English (southeastern): from the Middle English personal name Elrich or Eldrich, variants of Alrich and Aldrich, representing any one of three Old English personal names, Æthelrīc, Ælfrīc, and Ealdrīc, formed respectively from æthel- ‘noble’, ælf ‘elf, sprite’, and (e)ald ‘old, honored’ + rīc ‘ruler’ (see Aldridge ). The name might also be a variant of Eldrett, a variant of Aldred , which often occurs in Middle English as Aldret and Eldret, and might have been associated with Eldridge as a result of surname confusion.

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

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