Zilpha Jane East

Brief Life History of Zilpha Jane

When Zilpha Jane East was born on 1 December 1847, in Wesson, Copiah, Mississippi, United States, her father, Joel Walker East Sr, was 42 and her mother, Catherine Lofton, was 33. She married William Martin Smith on 3 October 1865, in Copiah, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Coryell, Texas, United States in 1880 and Kingsland Township, Cleveland, Arkansas, United States in 1900. She died on 29 December 1906, at the age of 59, and was buried in New Edinburg, Cleveland, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Martin Smith
1841–1887
Zilpha Jane East
1847–1906
Marriage: 3 October 1865
Lillie A. Smith
1867–1930
Etta Louvenia Smith
1869–1938
Catherine Elizabeth Smith
1870–
Alice R. Smith
1872–1874
Jessie Blanche Smith
1874–
Jesse B. Smith
1874–
Edgar L. Smith
1876–1952
Warren Bailey Smith
1879–1936
Estella Eugenia "Stella" Smith
1881–1943
Travis L. Smith
1883–1884
Ellis Joel Smith
1883–1975
William Lloyd Smith
1885–1943

Sources (12)

  • Z J Smith in household of W M Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Zilpha Jane East, "Mississippi Marriages, 1800-1911"
  • Zelpha Jane East Smith, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1854

Historical Boundaries: 1854: Coryell, Texas, United States

1861

Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who came from the east or who lived on the eastern side of a settlement. Compare Estes .

Americanized form (translation into English) of North German Ost and Swedish Öst.

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

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