Eliza Catherine Jackson

3 January 1831–27 August 1914 (Age 83)
Washington, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Eliza Catherine

When Eliza Catherine Jackson was born on 3 January 1831, in Washington, Tennessee, United States, her father, Alfred Eugene Jackson, was 23 and her mother, Seraphina Cordelia Taylor, was 22. She married James Edwin Murphy on 26 July 1849, in Washington, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Jonesborough, Washington, Tennessee, United States for about 20 years. She died on 27 August 1914, in Washington, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Jonesborough City Cemetery, Jonesborough, Washington, Tennessee, United States.

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James Edwin Murphy
Eliza Catherine Jackson
Marriage: 26 July 1849
Eugenia Murphy
William Alfred Murphy

Spouse and Children

26 July 1849
Washington, Tennessee, United States


    Eugenia Murphy


    William Alfred Murphy


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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 4

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 31

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: patronymic from Jack 1. As an American surname this has absorbed other patronymics beginning with J- in various European languages.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eliza C Murphy in household of James E Murphy, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Eliza C Murphy, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Eliza C Murphey in household of Alfred E Jackson, "United States Census, 1880"

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