Elijah Franklin Staggs

Brief Life History of Elijah Franklin

When Elijah Franklin Staggs was born on 18 March 1795, in Mason, Kentucky, United States, his father, James Staggs, was 25 and his mother, Phebe Howell, was 30. He married Nancy Thompson on 25 December 1823, in Prairie Creek Township, Vigo, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Prairie Creek Township, Vigo, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Indiana, United States in 1870. He died on 24 March 1871, in Linton Township, Vigo, Indiana, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Staggs Cemetery, Prairie Creek, Prairie Creek Township, Vigo, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elijah Franklin Staggs
1795–1871
Nancy Thompson
1807–1849
Marriage: 25 December 1823
Reverend James Staggs
1825–1900
Franklin Staggs
1827–1898
Emeline Staggs
1829–1865
John Wilson Staggs Sr.
1831–1892
Thompson C Staggs
1834–1921
Jeremiah M. "Jerry" Staggs
1836–1913
Minerva Jane Staggs
1838–
Preston Staggs
1840–1921
Benjamin D Staggs
1843–
William L Staggs
1845–

Sources (8)

  • Elijah Staggs, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elijah Staggs, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Elijah Staggs, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1796 · Wilderness Road Opens to Wagons

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.

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.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English (Middlesex and Essex): variant of Stagg , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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