Greathouse

about 1810–about 1820 (Age 10)
Ohio, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Greathouse

When Greathouse was born about 1810, in Ohio, West Virginia, United States, his father, Harmon Greathouse, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth McColloch, was 15. He died about 1820, at the age of 10.

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Family Time Line

Harmon Greathouse
1784–1849
Elizabeth McColloch
1795–
Greathouse
1805–1810
Greathouse
1810–1820
Greathouse
1810–1820

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World Events (3)

1812

Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 2

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 9

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

North German and Dutch: Americanized form of Grothaus, habitational name from any of various farms so called, literally ‘big house’, in particular one in Westphalia.

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

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