Elizabeth Workman

about 1805–about 1870 (Age 65)
Allegany, Maryland, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Workman was born about 1805, in Allegany, Maryland, United States, her father, Abraham Workman, was 26 and her mother, Hannah Burgess, was 24. She married Samuel Black on 4 October 1823, in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Eagle Township, Brown, Ohio, United States in 1850. She died about 1870, in Ripley, Union Township, Brown, Ohio, United States, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Black
Elizabeth Workman
Marriage: 4 October 1823
John Wesley Black
Matilda F. Black
James F Black
Susan Black
Mary E Black
Jacob A. Black
William H H Black
Permelia Black
David Gilkinson Black
Hannah J Black
Nancy Catherine Black
Peter B Black

Spouse and Children

4 October 1823
Bourbon, Kentucky, United States


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Hannah Burgess




+4 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 12

BROWN COUNTY This sub-division of the state was formed from Adams and Clermont, March 1, 1817, and named for Gen. Jacob Brown, a gallant officer in the War of 1812.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 20

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.

Name Meaning

English: ostensibly an occupational name for a laborer, from Middle English work + man. According to a gloss cited by Reaney the term was used in the Middle Ages to denote an ambidextrous person, and the surname may also be a nickname in this sense.

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

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Black in household of Samuel Black, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth Black in household of Samuel Black, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth Workman in entry for Jacob Black, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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