Elizabeth M Wise

2 August 1816–30 April 1866 (Age 49)
Shelby, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Elizabeth M

When Elizabeth M Wise was born on 2 August 1816, in Shelby, Kentucky, United States, her father, George W. Wise, was 21 and her mother, Jane Johnston, was 19. She married William K. Newgent on 28 January 1841, in Shelby, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Spencer, Montgomery, Kentucky, United States in 1850 and Jackson Township, Monroe, Missouri, United States in 1860. She died on 30 April 1866, in Monroe, Missouri, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Jackson Township, Monroe, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

William K. Newgent
Elizabeth M Wise
Marriage: 28 January 1841
Mary Josephine Newgent
George W Newgent
James E Newgent
David T. Newgent
Virginia E Newgent
Mr Newgent
Henry C. Newgent

Spouse and Children

28 January 1841
Shelby, Kentucky, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    George W. Wise


    Jane Johnston





    Mary Francis Wise


    James Johnston Wise


    Daviss C Wise


    Daniel T Wise


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 2

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

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. 
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 14

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

1 English: nickname for a wise or learned person, or in some cases a nickname for someone suspected of being acquainted with the occult arts, from Middle English wise ‘wise’ (Old English wīs). This name has also absorbed Dutch Wijs, a nickname meaning ‘wise’, and possibly cognates in other languages.2 Americanized form of German and Jewish Weiss ‘white’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizth Newgeant in household of William Newgeant, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth Newgent in household of William Newgent, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth M Or Elisabeth M Wise, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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