Elizabeth Harriet Gray

Brief Life History of Elizabeth Harriet

When Elizabeth Harriet Gray was born on 16 January 1830, in Warrick, Indiana, United States, her father, William Hiram Gray, was 28 and her mother, Alice Melinda Hargrave, was 21. She married John Wesley Bateman Sr. on 28 March 1850, in Warrick, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Boon Township, Warrick, Indiana, United States for about 50 years. She died on 18 November 1906, in Warrick, Indiana, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Boonville, Boon Township, Warrick, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Wesley Bateman Sr.
Elizabeth Harriet Gray
Marriage: 28 March 1850
Susan Alice Bateman
Alexander Miles Bateman
William Jonathan Bateman
Samuel Houston Bateman
Mary Josephine Bateman
John Wesley Bateman Jr.
Joseph Hooker Bateman
Sarah Ambazella Bateman
Ulysses Simpson Grant Bateman
Benjamin Kemp Bateman

Sources (20)

  • Elizabeth Bateman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • E Gray, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"
  • Elizabeth H. Gray Bateman, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

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.

1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish (especially Eastern Ulster; of Norman origin): habitational name from Graye in Calvados, France, named from the Gallo-Roman personal name Graec(i)us, meaning ‘Greek’ + the locative suffix -acum. This is probably the chief source of the surname in Britain.

English: nickname for someone with gray hair or a gray beard, from Middle English grey (Old English grǣg, grēg) ‘gray’. In Ireland it has been used as a translation of various Gaelic surnames derived from riabhach ‘brindled, gray’, including Mac Giolla Riabhaigh; see McGreevy . In North America, this surname has assimilated names with similar meaning from other languages.

French: habitational name from Gray in Haute-Saône or Le Gray in Seine-Maritime.

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

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