Elizabeth Pevehouse

Female18 August 1856–6 July 1938

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Pevehouse was born on 18 August 1856, in Dresden, Navarro, Texas, United States, her father, John Dave Pevehouse, was 42 and her mother, Keziah Petty, was 28. She married William Henry Tenery on 2 May 1872, in Corsicana, Navarro, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 10 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 5, Kaufman, Texas, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 6, Kaufman, Texas, United States in 1920. She died on 6 July 1938, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Kemp Cemetery, Kemp, Kaufman, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Tenery
Elizabeth Pevehouse
Marriage: 2 May 1872
Lettie Tenery
Della Tenery
Minnie Lee Tenery
John Thomas Tenery
Mary Tenery
George William Tenery
Annie Tenery
Gertrude Tenery
Jessie Victoria Tenery
Rachel Elizabeth Tenery
Telia Viola Tenery
Pearl Evlyn Tenery

Sources (31)

  • Elizabeth Pevehouse in household of Jesse Green, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth Tenery, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
  • Elizabeth Loveless, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 May 1872Corsicana, Navarro, Texas, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

    Age 5

    On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.


    Age 7

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

    1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

    Age 25

    Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Biebighausen: habitational name from Biebighausen in Hesse, Germany. The surname Biebighausen is apparently not found in Germany. Compare Peavyhouse and Peevyhouse .

    History: The progenitor of the Pevehouses was Johannes Georg Biebighausen, born in the village of Elsoff in Rhineland-Palatinate, who arrived in PA in 1738. The nearby Biebighausen, now part of the town of Hatzfeld, lies just across the border in Hesse.

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

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