Elizabeth Henry

1821–1875 (Age 54)
Perry, Alabama, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Henry was born in 1821, in Perry, Alabama, United States, her father, William Henry, was 27 and her mother, Sucey Skinner, was 24. She married Samuel Peterson on 26 January 1838, in Perry, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Holly Springs Township, Dallas, Arkansas, United States in 1860 and Arkansas, United States in 1870. She died in 1875, in Holly Springs, Dallas, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Johnson, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Peterson
1819–1870
Elizabeth Henry
1821–1875
Marriage: 26 January 1838
William Thomas Peterson
1839–1879
James Marion Peterson
1841–1907
Abner Peterson
1843–1855
Mary Susan Peterson
1846–1934
Martha Jane Peterson
1849–1885
Elizabeth Anne Peterson
1853–1904
Louisa Adeline Peterson
1857–1914
Clara Catherine Peterson Pritchard
1862–1898
Amy Missouri Peterson
1864–1890

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 January 1838
Perry, Alabama, United States
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World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 0

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1826 · Tuscaloosa Becomes Capital

Age 5

In 1826, the capital of Alabama moved from Cahaba to Tuscaloosa. 
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 15

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.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements haim, heim ‘home’ + rīc ‘power’, ‘ruler’, introduced to England by the Normans in the form Henri. During the Middle Ages this name became enormously popular in England and was borne by eight kings. Continental forms of the personal name were equally popular throughout Europe (German Heinrich, French Henri, Italian Enrico and Arrigo, Czech Jindřich, etc.). As an American family name, the English form Henry has absorbed patronymics and many other derivatives of this ancient name in continental European languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .) In the period in which the majority of English surnames were formed, a common English vernacular form of the name was Harry, hence the surnames Harris (southern) and Harrison (northern). Official documents of the period normally used the Latinized form Henricus. In medieval times, English Henry absorbed an originally distinct Old English personal name that had hagan ‘hawthorn’. Compare Hain 2 as its first element, and there has also been confusion with Amery.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hInnéirghe ‘descendant of Innéirghe’, a byname based on éirghe ‘arising’.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Éinrí or Mac Einri, patronymics from the personal names Éinrí, Einri, Irish forms of Henry. It is also found as a variant of McEnery .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eliza Peterson in household of Saml Peterson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Eliza Peterson in household of Samuel Peterson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Eliza Peterson, "United States Census, 1870"

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