Elizabeth "Eliza" Gordon

23 February 1815–11 April 1896 (Age 81)
Adamsville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States

The Life of Elizabeth "Eliza"

When Elizabeth "Eliza" Gordon was born on 23 February 1815, in Adamsville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States, her father, Robert Gordon, was 32 and her mother, Elizabeth Chenoweth, was 27. She married Henry B. Joy on 25 March 1839, in Adamsville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Monroe Township, Muskingum, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Douglas, Kansas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 11 April 1896, in Eudora Township, Douglas, Kansas, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Deay Cemetery, Eudora, Douglas, Kansas, United States.

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Henry B. Joy
Elizabeth "Eliza" Gordon
Marriage: 25 March 1839
Uriah G. Joy
Elizabeth Joy
Gordon Joy
Leuranah Hannah Joy
James Riley Joy
Grace Irene Joy
Robert Gordon Joy
Thomas N Joy

Spouse and Children

25 March 1839
Adamsville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States


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World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

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. 
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 21

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.

Age 31

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

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from a place in Berwickshire (Borders), named with Welsh gor ‘spacious’ + din ‘fort’.2 English (of Norman origin) and French: habitational name from Gourdon in Saône-et-Loire, so called from the Gallo-Roman personal name Gordus + the locative suffix -o, -ōnis.3 Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Mag Mhuirneacháin, a patronymic from the personal name Muirneachán, a diminutive of muirneach ‘beloved’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eliza Joy in household of Henry Joy, "Kansas State Census, 1865"
  • Eliza Joy in household of Henry Joy, "Kansas State Census, 1875"
  • Eliza Ivy in household of Henry Ivy, "United States Census, 1850"

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