Annie Eliza Rich

14 April 1854–9 November 1926 (Age 72)
Butts, Georgia, United States

The Life of Annie Eliza

When Annie Eliza Rich was born on 14 April 1854, in Butts, Georgia, United States, her father, William Jackson Rich, was 41 and her mother, Louisa Ann "Eliza" Collins, was 38. She married Samuel Davis Thurston on 30 July 1876. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in District 615, Butts, Georgia, United States for about 30 years. She died on 9 November 1926, in Church, Sussex, Virginia, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Jenkinsburg City Cemetery, Jenkinsburg, Butts, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Davis Thurston
Annie Eliza Rich
Marriage: 30 July 1876
Levi Mercer Thurston
Nora Thurston
Cora Thurston
James Arthur Thurston
Ida Estelle Thurston

Spouse and Children

    Samuel Davis Thurston



30 July 1876



    Nora Thurston



    James Arthur Thurston


    Ida Estelle Thurston


Parents and Siblings


    Louisa Ann "Eliza" Collins




    James Snodgrass Rich



    Susen Frances Rich


    Mary Elizabeth Rich


    William F. Rich


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World Events (8)


Age 7

Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 7

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 21

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a wealthy man (or perhaps in some cases an ironic nickname for a pauper), from Middle English, Old French riche ‘rich’, ‘wealthy’ (of Germanic origin, akin to Germanic rīc ‘power(ful)’).2 English: from a medieval personal name, a short form of Richard , or less commonly of some other compound name with this first element.3 English: habitational name from the lost village of Riche in Lincolnshire, apparently so named from an Old English element ric ‘stream’ or, here, ‘drainage channel’. Some early forms of the surname, such as Ricardus de la riche (Hampshire 1200 ) and Alexander atte Riche (Sussex 1296) probably derive from minor places named with this element in southern counties, as for example Glynde Reach in Sussex.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ann E Rich in household of Jackson Rich, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Annie Rich in household of Jackson Rich, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Annie Rich in household of Jackson Rich, "United States Census, 1870"

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