Elizabeth A Heap

10 August 1843–4 September 1898 (Age 55)
Cedar Grove, Highland Township, Franklin, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth A

When Elizabeth A Heap was born on 10 August 1843, in Cedar Grove, Highland Township, Franklin, Indiana, United States, her father, William Heap Jr., was 29 and her mother, Margaret Beesley, was 33. She married George Washington Findlay on 16 April 1864, in Franklin, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She lived in Whitewater Township, Franklin, Indiana, United States in 1880 and Shawnee, Johnson, Kansas, United States in 1895. She died on 4 September 1898, in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Findlay
Elizabeth A Heap
Marriage: 16 April 1864
Ella Louise Findlay
Sophronia E Findlay
Minnie M. Findlay
Amanda Sara Findlay
Maude Marguerite Findlay
George Rosco Findlay

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World Events (8)

Age 3
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1851 · Constitution of 1851
Age 8
Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
Age 18
Kansas is the 34th state

Name Meaning

(1997: 638;2007: 1254; 2010: 1903)English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): usually a habitational name from Heap, a lost place in Bury (Lancashire), but sometimes also a topographic name for someone who lived by a small hill or rock pile, from Middle English hep, heip(e) ‘heap, pile’ (Old English hēap).

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

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Story Highlight

Brieft history of the first Heap fmailies in America, by Laura H. Stock (1963) English Settle Brookville, Indiana 1819-21 (Ind. Pub. A Vol 15 page 96)

I am Cynthia Andelin Messerly and William is my 5th Great-Grandpa in the line of my Grandma, Jennie Rainey Andelin's line. What I am including here is from a Heap Genealogy my Mother gave to me. "In …

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  • Elizabeth Heep in household of William Heep, "United States Census, 1850"
  • E A Rupp in entry for Edward S Hardy and Ella L Findlay, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Elizabeth Heap in entry for Maude M Findlay, "Arizona, Deaths, 1870-1951"

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