Telitha Draper

1821–13 March 1850 (Age 29)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Telitha

When Telitha Draper was born in 1821, in Missouri, United States, her father, Jefferson Draper, was 19 and her mother, Sussanah McGaugh, was 18. She married John Grounds on 1 September 1841, in Hempstead, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Saline Township, Hempstead, Arkansas, United States in 1841. She died on 13 March 1850, in Hempstead, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Guernsey, Hempstead, Arkansas, United States.

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John Grounds
Telitha Draper
Marriage: 1 September 1841
Daniel J. Grounds
Nancy Jane Grounds
Sarah E. Grounds
John Henderson Grounds

Spouse and Children

    John Grounds



1 September 1841
Hempstead, Arkansas, United States


    Daniel J. Grounds


    Nancy Jane Grounds


    Sarah E. Grounds


    John Henderson Grounds


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World Events (7)


Age 0

Missouri is the 24th state
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 0

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.
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.

Name Meaning

English and Irish: occupational name for a maker and seller of woolen cloth, Anglo-Norman French draper (Old French drapier, an agent derivative of drap ‘cloth’). The surname was introduced to Ulster in the 17th century. Draperstown in County Londonderry was named for the London Company of Drapers, which was allocated the land in the early 17th century.

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

Sources (3)

  • Tabitha Draper, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • Telitha Draper Grounds, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Telitha Draper, "Arkansas Marriages, 1837-1944"

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