Elizabeth McRobert Venable

1 October 1795–9 August 1863 (Age 67)
Charlotte, Virginia, United States

The Life of Elizabeth McRobert

When Elizabeth McRobert Venable was born on 1 October 1795, in Charlotte, Virginia, United States, her father, Joseph Morton Venable, was 34 and her mother, Elizabeth Watkins, was 25. She married James Cochren in 1810. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 9 August 1863, in Shelby, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Grove Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville, Shelby, Kentucky, United States.

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William Quinn Morton
Elizabeth McRobert Venable
Marriage: 5 September 1816
Dr. William Joseph Morton
Agnes Mary Morton
Elizabeth Anderson Morton
Colonel Quinn Morton
Charles J. Morton
Infant Morton
Rev Francis R. Morton
Selina Jane Morton
Henry Thomas Morton
John Samuel Morton
Joseph Venable Morton
Anderson Michaux Morton

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World Events (8)

1796 · Wilderness Road Opens to Wagons

Age 1

In 1796, the Wilderness Road opened up for wagon use. The route was used by colonial and early settlers to reach Kentucky from the East. It started in Virginia, and went southward to Tennessee and then went north to Kentucky. The main danger of this route was Native American attacks.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 23

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from a place called Venables in Eure, France, probably named with Late Latin venabulum ‘hunting ground’ (a derivative of venari ‘to hunt’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth McRobert Venable, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Elizabeth M Morton in entry for Isaac W Canfield and Salina I Morton, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Elizabeth W. Roberts Venable, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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