Elizabeth Reed

about 1793–December 1880 (Age 87)
Monroe, Amherst, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Reed was born about 1793, in Monroe, Amherst, Virginia, United States, her father, John Reed, was 20 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Shanton, was 28. She married Joseph Workman Jr. on 9 April 1817, in Monroe, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Wyoming, Virginia, United States in 1860 and Slab Fork District, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States in 1880. She died in December 1880, in Wyoming, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Slab Fork Cemetery, Lester, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Workman Jr.
Elizabeth Reed
Marriage: 9 April 1817
Raymond Shanton Workman
Mary Workman
George Floyd Workman
Charles William Workman
James Matison Workman
Malinda Jane Workman
William George Washington Workman

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 April 1817Monroe, Virginia, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
    Age 1
    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
    1812 · Monumental Church Built
    Age 19
    The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 26
    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

    English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English and Older Scots red(e) ‘red’, no doubt denoting someone with red hair or a ruddy complexion.English: from Middle English ride, rede, rude (Old English rīed, rēod, rȳd) ‘clearing’. The surname may be topographic for someone who lived in or near a clearing, or habitational, for someone who lived at one of a number of places so named, including Rede Court in Strood (Kent), Rides in Eastchurch (Kent), Ride Way in Ewhurst (Surrey), and Reed Farm in Wadhurst (Sussex). The word is particularly common in the southeastern counties of England, from Kent to the Isle of Wight. See also Rider and Reader .English: habitational name from Read (Lancashire), Reed (Hertfordshire), or Rede (Suffolk). The Lancashire placename derives from Old English rǣge ‘roe, female roe deer’ + hēafod ‘head’. The Hertfordshire placename derives from Old English rȳhth ‘rough piece of ground’. The etymology of the Suffolk placename is uncertain.

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

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    Sources (13)

    • Elizabeth Workman in household of Charles Workman, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Elizabeth Read, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
    • Elizabeth Workman in household of Geo T Workman, "United States Census, 1860"

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