Emily D. Chrisman

Female20 March 1820–2 January 1886

Brief Life History of Emily D.

When Emily D. Chrisman was born on 20 March 1820, in Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States, her father, John Buchanan Chrisman, was 28 and her mother, Nancy Bobbit, was 23. She married Benjamin Thornbury on 27 November 1839, in Morgan, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Missouri, United States in 1870 and Des Moines Township, Dallas, Iowa, United States in 1880. She died on 2 January 1886, in Granger, Dallas, Iowa, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Robbins Chapel Cemetery, Granger Homesteads, Dallas, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Thornbury
Emily D. Chrisman
Marriage: 27 November 1839
John Thornbury
Mary J. Thornbury
James R. Thornbury
Samuel M. Thornbury
Nancy M. Thornbury
Alfred J. Thornbury
Harriet L Thornbury
Benjamin Franklin Thornbury
Emma Jane Thornbury
Willis Albert Thornbury

Sources (13)

  • Emily Thornberry in household of Benjamen Thornberry, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Emily Chrisman in entry for Alfred Jasper Thornbury, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
  • Emily Thornbery in household of Benj Thornbery, "United States Census, 1870"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 November 1839Morgan, Illinois, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Missouri is the 24th state

    1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

    Age 10

    The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.

    1838 · Lord Reveals the Name of His Chruch

    Age 18

    On April 26, 1838, The Lord reveals that the name of His Church should be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This revelation was given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. in Far West, Missouri.

    Name Meaning

    German: variant of Christmann .

    English: variant of Christman . This form of the surname is now rare in Britain.

    Americanized form of Slovenian Križman (see Krizman ).

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

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