Elizabeth Pinkerton

11 May 1838–18 December 1874 (Age 36)
Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Pinkerton was born on 11 May 1838, in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Elisha Chrisman Pinkerton, was 34 and her mother, Rebecca Stiteler, was 24. She married Edwin Miles Phillips about 1863, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. She lived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. She died on 18 December 1874, at the age of 36, and was buried in Eagle, Upper Uwchlan Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edwin Miles Phillips
Elizabeth Pinkerton
Marriage: about 1863
Grace Anna Philips
Corinne Philips
Mary Elmira Philips
Elizabeth Pinkerton Philips

Spouse and Children

about 1863
Pennsylvania, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (5)


Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 25

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 25

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from a place near Dunbar, which is from an unexplained first element + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. This surname has been established in Ireland since the 17th century.

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

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Phillips in household of Edward Phillips, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elizabeth Pinkerton in household of Elisha C Pinkerton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth Pinkerton in household of Elasha C Pinkerton, "United States Census, 1860"

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