Elijah Adam Waters

1821–1910 (Age 89)
Rutherford, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Elijah Adam

When Elijah Adam Waters was born on 14 July 1821, in Rutherford, North Carolina, United States, his father, James Waters, was 34 and his mother, Rachel Deviney, was 39. He married Elizabeth Glass on 16 March 1859, in McDowell, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in North Carolina, United States in 1870 and Duncans Creek, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States for about 20 years. He died on 24 November 1910, in Cleveland, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Casar, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States.

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Elijah Adam Waters
Elizabeth Glass
Marriage: 16 March 1859
Elijah Adam Waters

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16 March 1859
McDowell, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

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.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 9

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.

Age 25

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

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from an altered form of the personal name Walter .2 English: variant of Water 2.3 Irish: when not the English surname, an Anglicized form of various Gaelic names taken to be derived from uisce ‘water’ ( see for example Haskin , Hiskey , Tydings ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Elijah Waters in household of Elijah A Waters, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elijah Waters, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elijah Waters, "United States Census, 1880"

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