Elizabeth Keesee

4 November 1817–17 January 1871 (Age 53)
Franklin, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Keesee was born on 4 November 1817, in Franklin, Tennessee, United States, her father, George Polk Keesee, was 20 and her mother, Elizabeth L Harrison, was 19. She married James Alexander Hicks on 15 October 1834, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Smackover Township, Ouachita, Arkansas, United States in 1850. She died on 17 January 1871, in Magnolia, Columbia, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Magnolia, Columbia, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Alexander Hicks
Elizabeth Keesee
Marriage: 15 October 1834
Nancy Keesee Hicks
Elizabeth Hicks
George F. Hicks

Spouse and Children

15 October 1834
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States


    Nancy Keesee Hicks


    Elizabeth Hicks


    George F. Hicks


Parents and Siblings

    George Polk Keesee


    Elizabeth L Harrison





    Isaac Newton Keesee


    Emilia Manda Keesee


    Thomas J Keesee


    George Washington Keesee


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

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. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 3

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 15

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of Keese, a North German form of Kase , or Giese , also a German surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Hicks in household of James A Hicks, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth Hicks in household of James A Hicks, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elizabeth Hicks in household of James Hicks, "United States Census, 1860"

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