Elizabeth Ann Jennings

28 February 1809–13 January 1888 (Age 78)
Gloucester, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Ann

When Elizabeth Ann Jennings was born on 28 February 1809, in Gloucester, New Jersey, United States, her father, Job Jennings, was 19 and her mother, Elizabeth Jackson, was 21. She married William Harper on 2 September 1828, in Montgomery, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Indiana, United States in 1870 and Nottingham, Wells, Indiana, United States in 1880. She died on 13 January 1888, in Nebraska, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Blue Hill, Webster, Nebraska, United States.

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William Harper
Elizabeth Ann Jennings
Marriage: 2 September 1828
William Harper
Jobe Jennings Harper
Stephen Harper
Lulu Parnel Harper
Elsie Jane Harper
Adaline P Harper
Emmiline Harper
Amanda Harper

Spouse and Children

2 September 1828
Montgomery, Ohio, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Age 11

On January 28, 1820, the New Jersey Legislature incorporated the City of Jersey from parts of the Bergen Township. The city would be reincorporated two more times (January 23, 1829 and February 22, 1838) before receiving its official name. Jersey City became part of the new Hudson County in February of 1840.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 21

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: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Janyn, Jenyn, a pet form of John .2 German: patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Johannes ( see John ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth A Harper in household of William Harper, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Elizabeth Harper in household of William Harper, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elisabeth A Harper in household of William Harper, "United States Census, 1860"

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