Margaret Elledge

19 March 1832–19 November 1904 (Age 72)
Wilkes, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Elledge was born on 19 March 1832, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, her father, Joseph Addison Elledge Sr., was 39 and her mother, Margaret Roberts, was 37. She married William Higgins on 24 July 1853, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in North Carolina, United States in 1870 and Rock Creek Township, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States in 1900. She died on 19 November 1904, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Higgins
Margaret Elledge
Marriage: 24 July 1853
Louisa J Higgins
Lewis W Higgins
Margaret Higgins
Mary P Higgins
Joseph Silas Higgins
William U Higgins

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24 July 1853
Wilkes, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

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.

Age 14

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 21

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

Name Meaning

Of English origin: unexplained. Possibly a much altered form of Aldrich , which was established from an early date in North America, with a number of variant spellings.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Marget M Higgins in household of William Higgins, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Margareth Hagans in household of William Hagans, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Margeret Higgins in household of Wm Higgins, "United States Census, 1860"

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