Katherine Eldridge

1814–22 November 1852 (Age 38)
Roane, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary 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 Oliver Morris on 24 October 1812, in Roane, Tennessee, United States. 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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Rev John A Freeman
Katherine Eldridge
Marriage: 21 March 1833
Jefferson C Freeman
Martha Freeman
Mary Jane Freeman
Sarah Jane Freeman
Susan Freeman
William Freeman
James Monroe Freeman
Simeon Eldridge Freeman

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  • Marriage
    21 March 1833Roane, Tennessee, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 5
    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
    Age 6
    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
    Age 11
    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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    Sources (8)

    • 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"

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