Emily Settles

Female16 September 1817–1 August 1869

Brief Life History of Emily

When Emily Settles was born on 16 September 1817, in Adair, Kentucky, United States, her father, Benjamin Settle, was 29 and her mother, Malinda Page, was 20. She married Benjamin Leslie Edrington on 15 February 1838, in Adair, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Livingston, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Chillicothe Township, Livingston, Missouri, United States in 1860. She died on 1 August 1869, in Adair, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Casey Creek, Adair, Kentucky, United States.

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Benjamin Leslie Edrington
Emily Settles
Marriage: 15 February 1838
William Robert Edrington
Mary Malinda Edrington
Thomas Benjamin Edrington
Deluvius Leslie Edrington
Ann Elizabeth " Bettie" Edrington
Ruel Page Edrington
Victory Vic Alice Edrington
Nancy A. Edrington
Nancy " Nannie" J. Edrington
Susan F Edrington
John H. Edrington
Amanda Edrington
James Litton Edrington
Emma E Edrington

Sources (11)

  • Emily Edrington in household of Benj Edrington, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Emily, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Emily Edrington, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 February 1838Adair, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (14)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1818 · Jackson Purchase

    Age 1

    The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 2

    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. 

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 15

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Settle , with post-medieval excrescent -s. This surname is now rare in Britain.

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

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