Emily Catherine White Greenman

14 September 1830–8 March 1866 (Age 35)
DeWitt, Illinois, United States

The Life of Emily Catherine White

When Emily Catherine White Greenman was born on 14 September 1830, in DeWitt, Illinois, United States, her father, John Greenman, was 40 and her mother, Ruth White, was 36. She married Hiram Thomas Day on 2 September 1851, in De Witt, DeWitt, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 8 March 1866, at the age of 35, and was buried in De Witt, DeWitt, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hiram Thomas Day
Emily Catherine White Greenman
Marriage: 2 September 1851
Clara Bell Day
Mary E Day
Esek Earl Day
Jay Noble Day
Laura B Day

Spouse and Children

2 September 1851
De Witt, DeWitt, Illinois, United States



    Mary E Day


    Esek Earl Day



    Laura B Day


Parents and Siblings


    Ruth White




    Lydia E. Greenman


    William D Greenman


    David W. Greenman


    Mary D. Greenman


    Adaline Greenman


+8 More Children

World Events (7)

1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 2

"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."
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Age 16

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname or topographic name from Middle English grene + man ‘man’ ( see Green ).2 Probably a translation of German Grunemann or Grünemann, possibly a topographic name with the same sense as Grönland ( see Greenland ), or a habitational name for someone from any of numerous places named Grüna, Grünau, or Grüne.

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

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Sources (3)

  • E C W Greenman in entry for Wm M Vance and Laura Day, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Emily Greenman, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • E. C. W. Greenmam in entry for Wm M. Vance, "Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935"

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