Eli Greathouse

1823–about 1843 (Age 20)
Charlestown, Portage, Ohio, United States

The Life of Eli

When Eli Greathouse was born in 1823, in Charlestown, Portage, Ohio, United States, his father, William Henry Greathouse, was 21 and his mother, Mary Crew, was 17. He married Elizabeth Sibbit on 1 July 1838, in Carroll, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died about 1843, in Jefferson Township, Carroll, Indiana, United States, at the age of 20.

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Family Time Line

Eli Greathouse
Elizabeth Sibbit
Marriage: 1 July 1838
William H Greathouse
Martha Ann Greathouse

Spouse and Children


    Elizabeth Sibbit


1 July 1838
Carroll, Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings

    William Henry Greathouse


    Mary Crew




World Events (7)

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.
1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

Age 2

The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 7

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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.

Sources (3)

  • Eli Greathouse, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Eli Greathouse, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Eli Greathouse, "Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992"

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