Lucretia Catherine Hurley

Female18 December 1845–31 December 1936

Brief Life History of Lucretia Catherine

When Lucretia Catherine Hurley was born on 18 December 1845, in Chewalla, McNairy, Tennessee, United States, her father, John Randolph Hurley, was 21 and her mother, Martha Ann Arnold, was 19. She married Benton Clay Ijams Sr. on 23 January 1862, in McNairy, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in McNairy, McNairy, Tennessee, United States in 1850 and McNairy, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years. She died on 31 December 1936, in Corinth, Alcorn, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Alcorn, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benton Clay Ijams Sr.
Lucretia Catherine Hurley
Marriage: 23 January 1862
William B. Ijams
Laura Ann Ijams
Rebecca Elizabeth Ijams
Benton Clay Ijams

Sources (10)

  • Katherine Ijams in household of Thomas A Burgen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • L C Hurley, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Lucretia Catherine Ijams, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 January 1862McNairy, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 16

    Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 25

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of the three places called Hurley (Somerset, Warwickshire, Berkshire). The Warwickshire and Berkshire placenames derive from Old English hyrne ‘angle, corner’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. The Somerset placename, for a minor place near Crowcombe, may have the same origin but this cannot be certain due to a lack of medieval forms.

    Irish (Munster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUrthuile ‘descendant of Urthuile’, a personal name possibly meaning ‘great flood’.

    Irish: variant of Herlihy .

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

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