Elizabeth Maria Priest

Female25 May 1828–14 August 1870

Brief Life History of Elizabeth Maria

When Elizabeth Maria Priest was born on 25 May 1828, in New York, United States, her father, Arad Priest, was 31 and her mother, Lorenza Louisa Foster, was 23. She married Henry Tanner on 20 March 1851. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Kinderhook, Kinderhook, Columbia, New York, United States in 1865. She died on 14 August 1870, in Sheridan Township, Mecosta, Michigan, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Mecosta, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Tanner
Elizabeth Maria Priest
Marriage: 20 March 1851
James Frances Tanner
James Tanner
John Arred Tanner
Joseph H Tanner
Thomas Edward Tanner
Hannah Moriah Tanner
Frank Tanner
Richard V Tanner
Sarah E. Tanner
Lorenza Sophia Tanner
William Alfred Tanner

Sources (23)

  • Eliza M Lanner in household of Henry Tanner, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Eliza M. Turner, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"
  • Eliza M. Tanner in entry for William A. Tanner, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 March 1851
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (7)

    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 · The Oregon Trail

    Age 2

    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.


    Age 18

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly West Midlands): nickname from Middle English pr(i)est ‘minister of the Church’ (Old English prēost, from Latin presbyter, Greek presbyteros ‘elder, counselor’, comparative of presbys ‘old man’). It may have denoted someone with a pious manner or possibly for someone who had played the part of a priest in a pageant. It may occasionally have been used to denote someone suspected of being the son of a priest but evidence for this is lacking.

    History: A John Priest is recorded as being in Woburn, MA, as early as 1675. The Mayflower Pilgrim Digory Priest of the Netherlands died the first winter at Plymouth in 1620, leaving behind a widow who remarried and two daughters, who did not pass on the surname.

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

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