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
Elizabeth Nutt
Marriage: 14 April 1850
Francis Erwin Riley
William Perry Riley
Amanda Campbell Riley
Albert Marsden Riley
Louisa Riley

Spouse and Children

    George Wade Riley



14 April 1850
Doddridge, West Virginia, United States


    Francis Erwin Riley


    William Perry Riley


    Amanda Campbell Riley


    Albert Marsden Riley


    Louisa Riley


Parents and Siblings


    Ruth Catherine Woofter




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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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