Elizabeth Martin Purington

22 July 1821–
Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Martin

When Elizabeth Martin Purington was born on 22 July 1821, in Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, her father, James Purrington, was 39 and her mother, Lucy Hathaway, was 35. She married Warren M. Blankinship on 15 March 1863, in Mattapoisett, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. She lived in Mattapoisett, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States in 1860 and Marion, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States in 1865.

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Warren M. Blankinship
Elizabeth Martin Purington
Marriage: 15 March 1863

Spouse and Children

15 March 1863
Mattapoisett, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 9

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 42

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Purrington .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth M Blankenship in household of Warren Blankenship, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • Elizabeth M Dxter in household of James Purington, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth Dexter in household of James Purrington, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"

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