Elizabeth Comer

6 June 1766–30 March 1854 (Age 87)
Orange, North Carolina, British Colonial America

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Comer was born on 6 June 1766, in Orange, North Carolina, British Colonial America, her father, Joseph Comer, was 30 and her mother, Elizabeth Garretson Hussey, was 28. She married Joseph Smith on 27 September 1804, in Cane Creek MM, Union, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 30 March 1854, in Liberty Township, Henry, Indiana, United States, at the age of 87.

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Joseph Smith
Elizabeth Comer
Marriage: 27 September 1804
Stephen Smith

Spouse and Children

27 September 1804
Cane Creek MM, Union, South Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1767 · Tryon Palace

Age 1

Built on August 26, 1767, the Tryon Palace became the capitol building for North Carolina. The building was named after William Tryon a British officer and colonial official.

Age 10

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 23

George Washington elected first president of United States.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name from Middle English combere, an agent derivative of Old English camb ‘comb’, referring perhaps to a maker or seller of combs, or to someone who used them to prepare wool or flax for spinning. This was an alternative process to carding, and caused the wool fibers to lie more or less parallel to one another, so that the cloth produced had a hard, smooth finish without a nap.2 English: variant of Coomber .3 Probably an Americanized spelling of German Kommer or Kammer .

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

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  • Elizabeth Smith in household of Stephen Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935 for Cane Creek Alamance, North Caroline
  • 1761-1776 birth dates/places of Joseph and Elizabeth Hussey Comer/Comber's children in Cane Creek MM, Alamance, North Carolina.

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