Elizabeth Durkee

26 June 1794–21 October 1872 (Age 78)
Stockbridge, Windsor, Vermont, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Durkee was born on 26 June 1794, in Stockbridge, Windsor, Vermont, United States, her father, John Durkee, was 31 and her mother, Sarah Holt, was 32. She married James Henry Whitcomb on 17 May 1836, in Stockbridge, Windsor, Vermont, United States. She died on 21 October 1872, in Claridon, Geauga, Ohio, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Welton Cemetery, Burton, Geauga, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Neri Wright
Elizabeth Durkee
Marriage: 1 September 1848

Spouse and Children

    Neri Wright



1 September 1848
Geauga, Ohio, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John Durkee


    Sarah Holt




    John Durkee Jr.


    Col Orrin Durkee


    Sarah Durkee




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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 6

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.

Age 9

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 25

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

Irish: of uncertain origin; perhaps a variant of Durkin .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Wright in household of Neri Wright, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth Durkee, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Elizabeth Whitcomb, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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