Margaret Elam

March 1837–1916 (Age 78)
Magoffin, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Margaret

When Margaret Elam was born in March 1837, in Magoffin, Kentucky, United States, her father, Jeremiah Elam, was 57 and her mother, Jane Donahue, was 43. She married Jesse Elam on 6 March 1856, in Morgan, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Miller Township, Gentry, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Rice, Kansas, United States in 1900. She died in 1916, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Elam
Margaret Elam
Marriage: 6 March 1856
George Elam
Susan Elam
Samuel Wilson Elam
Marion R. Elam
Ellis Simeon Elam
James M. Elam

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 March 1856Morgan, Kentucky, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1838 · Lord Reveals the Name of His Chruch
    Age 1
    On April 26, 1838, The Lord reveals that the name of His Church should be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This revelation was given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. in Far West, Missouri.
    Age 9
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 23
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Elam Grange in Bingley (Yorkshire). It is possible that some instances of the modern surname are from Elham in Kent or a lost place called Elham in Crayford (Kent), but the strong association with Yorkshire militates against this. Elam Grange probably means ‘river pool’, from Old English ēa ‘river’ + lum(m) ‘pool’.

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

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    Sources (11)

    • Margarete Elam in household of Jeremiah Elam, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Margaret Elum, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
    • Margarette Elam in household of Jessee Elam, "United States Census, 1860"

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