Hannah Elizabeth Poor

Brief Life History of Hannah Elizabeth

When Hannah Elizabeth Poor was born on 13 July 1830, in Mayville, Chautauqua, Chautauqua, New York, United States, her father, Martin Poor, was 25 and her mother, Louisa Betts, was 28. She married George Hemenway Prescott on 25 August 1852, in Ohio Township, Clermont, Northwest Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Dakota, Minnesota, United States in 1860 and Bancroft, Freeborn, Minnesota, United States in 1880. She died on 16 October 1864, in Nininger Township, Dakota, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 34, and was buried in Graceland Cemetery, Albert Lea Township, Freeborn, Minnesota, United States.

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George Hemenway Prescott
Hannah Elizabeth Poor
Marriage: 25 August 1852
Jessie Alberta Prescott
William George Prescott
Daniel Prescott
Grace Elizabeth Prescott

Sources (24)

  • Elizabeth Poor in household of Martin Poor, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth H. Poor, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Hannah Elizabeth Poor Prescott, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (7)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

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.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


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

Name Meaning

English (southeastern): variant of Power . Compare Poer .

Hungarian (Poór): status name from pór ‘peasant, lower class’. Compare Por 2.

Iranian: variant of Pour .

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

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