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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William Martin Smith
Zilpha Jane East
Marriage: 3 October 1865
Lillie A. Smith
Etta Louvenia Smith
Catherine Elizabeth Smith
Alice R. Smith
Jessie Blanche Smith
Jesse B. Smith
Edgar L. Smith
Warren Bailey Smith
Estella Eugenia "Stella" Smith
Travis L. Smith
Ellis Joel Smith
William Lloyd Smith

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)


Historical Boundaries: 1854: Coryell, Texas, United States


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


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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