Eleanor Williams

11 June 1823–1880 (Age 56)
Overton, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Eleanor

When Eleanor Williams was born on 11 June 1823, in Overton, Tennessee, United States, her father, James W. Williams, was 37 and her mother, Esther Jones, was 34. She married Willis Burten Harper on 16 November 1845, in Harrison, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died in 1880, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 57.

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Family Time Line

Willis Burten Harper
1813–1894
Eleanor Williams
1823–1880
Marriage: 16 November 1845
Thomas McGinnis Harper
1846–1936
Mahala Anne Harper
1848–1940

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 November 1845
Harrison, Missouri, United States
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Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 9

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 16

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

Name Meaning

English (also very common in Wales): patronymic from William .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ellen Harper in household of Willis Harper, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Eleander Harper in entry for James McReynolds, "Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935"
  • Isaac Jones - Estate Settlement

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