Mary Elizabeth Eikenbary

31 January 1827–13 August 1864 (Age 37)
Union, Indiana, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Eikenbary was born on 31 January 1827, in Union, Indiana, United States, her father, Samuel Eikenbary, was 25 and her mother, Martha Crawford, was 18. She married Joseph Benson Moore on 15 March 1849, in Des Moines, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Augusta, Des Moines, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Cass, Nebraska, United States in 1860. She died on 13 August 1864, in Rock Bluff, Cass, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Plattsmouth, Cass, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Benson Moore
Mary Elizabeth Eikenbary
Marriage: 15 March 1849
Samuel Lewis Moore
Clarissa Moore
John E Moore
William Francis Moore
Charles R Moore

Spouse and Children

15 March 1849
Des Moines, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Martha Crawford




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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

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.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 9

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 14

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Moore in household of Joseph Moore, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Moore in household of J B Moore, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary /eikenburry in entry for Samuel S. Moore, "Washington Deaths and Burials, 1810-1960"

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