Elijah Strickland

13 July 1830–4 December 1896 (Age 66)
Madison, Georgia, United States

The Life of Elijah

When Elijah Strickland was born on 13 July 1830, in Madison, Georgia, United States, his father, Ephraim Lee Strickland, was 21 and his mother, Henrietta U. Livingston, was 18. He died on 4 December 1896, at the age of 66, and was buried in Gilgal Cemetery, Claiborne, Louisiana, United States.

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Elijah Strickland
1830–1896
Eliza Beck
1835–

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(10)

    Male1830–1896Male

    Robert T. Strickland

    Male1832–1906Male

    Franklin M. Strickland

    Male1834–1907Male

    Julius Floyd Strickland

    Male1837–1910Male

    Sarah Ann Elizabeth Strickland

    Female1839–1887Female

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1832 · Worcester v. Georgia

Age 2

In 1830, U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which required all Native Americans to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River. That same year, Governor Gilmer of Georgia signed an act which claimed for Georgia all Cherokee territories within the boundaries of Georgia. The Cherokees protested the act and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Worcester v. Georgia, ruled in 1832 that the United States, not Georgia, had rights over the Cherokee territories and Georgia laws regarding the Cherokee Nation were voided. President Jackson didn’t enforce the ruling and the Cherokees did not cede their land and Georgia held a land lottery anyway for white settlers.
1861

Age 31

Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Cumbria, so called from Old English styr(i)c, steorc ‘bullock’ + land ‘land’, ‘pasture’.

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

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