Elizabeth Pearl Collins

Female24 October 1820–July 1859

Brief Life History of Elizabeth Pearl

When Elizabeth Pearl Collins was born on 24 October 1820, in Charlotte, Virginia, United States, her father, Elisha Collins, was 32 and her mother, Catharine White, was 35. She married Harvey Gilbert Threadgill on 18 February 1841, in Lexington, Henderson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Carroll, Tennessee, United States in 1850. She died in July 1859, in Henderson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 38.

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Family Time Line

Harvey Gilbert Threadgill
Elizabeth Pearl Collins
Marriage: 18 February 1841
Leonidas N. Threadgill
Elizabeth Threadgill
Catharine Mason Threadgill
Araminta Jane Threadgill
John C. Threadgill
William M Threadgill
Lucinda Ann Threadgill
Julia Frances Threadgill
Virginia Threadgill

Sources (2)

  • Elizabeth P Threadgill in household of Harry G Threadgill, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Old Threadgill Family Bible Pages

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 February 1841Lexington, Henderson, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (6)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

    Age 1

    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

    Age 4

    “The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 12

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Colin , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

    Irish and Manx: shortened Anglicized from Ó Coileáin, compare Cullen , or in Man or west Ulster shortened from Mac Coileáin, compare McQuillan and McCallion . The genitival -s is a local addition to Collin and variants after the surname was Anglicized.

    Americanized form of French Colin or Collin and also Collette .

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

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    OLD ENGLISH DISHES; A FAMILY HEIRLOOM, In Possession of Duwayne Cornum

    Some time in the 1700's the ancestors of Duwayne Comum came from England. A blue & white platter and sugar & creamer set, was brought with them. As far back as we know it was in the possession of Eliz …

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