Elizabeth Nutt

14 June 1812–
Lewis, Kanawha, Virginia, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Nutt was born on 14 June 1812, in Lewis, Kanawha, Virginia, United States, her father, Rodham Nutt, was 41 and her mother, Ruth Catherine Woofter, was 30. She married George Wade Riley on 14 April 1850, in Doddridge, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in West Virginia, United States in 1870 and Harper Magisterial District, Roane, West Virginia, United States in 1880. She was buried in Harmony, Roane, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Wade Riley
1814–1892
Elizabeth Nutt
1812–
Marriage: 14 April 1850
Francis Erwin Riley
1851–1887
William Perry Riley
1852–1933
Amanda Campbell Riley
1853–1907
Albert Marsden Riley
1855–1895
Louisa Riley
1865–1929

Spouse and Children

    George Wade Riley

    Male1814–1892Male

    Female1812–Female

MARRIAGE
14 April 1850
Doddridge, West Virginia, United States
children

(5)

    Francis Erwin Riley

    Male1851–1887Male

    William Perry Riley

    Male1852–1933Male

    Amanda Campbell Riley

    Female1853–1907Female

    Albert Marsden Riley

    Male1855–1895Male

    Louisa Riley

    Female1865–1929Female

Parents and Siblings

    Male1771–1856Male

    Ruth Catherine Woofter

    Female1782–1888Female

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 7

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 12

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 32

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English not(e), nut ‘nut’; either a metonymic occupational name for a gatherer and seller of nuts, or a nickname for a man supposedly resembling a nut (for example in having a rounded head and brown complexion).2 Irish: reduced form of McNutt 1.3 North German: nickname for an industrious person, from Middle High German nutte ‘useful’, ‘efficient’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Riley in household of George W Riley, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elisabeth Riley in household of Georgeg W Riley, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Elizabeth Riley in household of G W Riley, "United States Census, 1870"

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