Eliza Matilda McDaris

25 November 1828–after 1900 (Age 71)
Buncombe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Eliza Matilda

When Eliza Matilda McDaris was born on 25 November 1828, in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States, her father, James Andrew McDaris, was 31 and her mother, Martha Patricia Buckner, was 31. She had at least 6 sons and 1 daughter with Owen Brigman. She lived in Madison, North Carolina, United States in 1860 and Township 4 Beech Glenn, Madison, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years. She died after 1900, in Ivy, Madison, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

Owen Brigman
Eliza Matilda McDaris
Isaac Harvy Brigman
Barthemia Brigman
John Brigman
John C Brigmon
James Melton Brigman
Joe H. Brigmon
Kelsey Brigman

Spouse and Children




    Barthemia Brigman



    John C Brigmon


    James Melton Brigman


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 2

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 25

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

Name Meaning

Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dubhruis ‘son of Dubhros’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘black’ + ros ‘wood’. See Doris .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eliza M Brigman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Matilda E Brignon in household of Owen Brignon, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Matilda Mcdarius in household of Jas Mcdarius, "United States Census, 1850"

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