Elizabeth Comer

Female6 June 1766–30 March 1854

Brief Life History 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 "Bettie" Garretson Hussey, was 29. 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

Sources (4)

  • Elizabeth Smith in household of Stephen Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • 1761-1776 birth dates/places of Joseph and Elizabeth Hussey Comer/Comber's children in Cane Creek MM, Alamance, North Carolina.
  • Elizabeth in entry for Stephen Smith, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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  • Marriage
    27 September 1804Cane Creek MM, Union, South Carolina, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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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

    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.

    Probably an Americanized form of German or Dutch Kommer or Kammer .

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

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