Lucretia Covey

Female1813–about 1883

Brief Life History of Lucretia

When Lucretia Covey was born in 1813, in Scipio, Seneca, Ohio, United States, her father, Edward Covey, was 31 and her mother, Hannah Northrup, was 31. She married Absalom Danner on 17 August 1827, in McLean, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in De Witt, DeWitt, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Van Buren Township, Keokuk, Iowa, United States in 1860. She died about 1883, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Absalom Danner
Lucretia Covey
Marriage: 17 August 1827
Nancy A Danner
John C. Donner
about 1839–1929
William D Danner
about 1846–1936
Sarah Donner
about 1849–
Robert Paxton Danner
Sarah Ann Danner
Mariah C Danner
Isaac Fletcher Danner
Hannah Lou Danner
John W Danner
Collista A. Danner
Absalom A. Danner
Fidelia Etta Danner
Jacob Franklin Danner
Lewis Covey Danner

Sources (10)

  • Lucretia Donner in household of A Donner, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Locretia Danner (1823 - 1865) - Find A Grave Memorial
  • Covey in entry for John W Donner, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 August 1827McLean, Illinois, United States
  • Children (15)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 5

    Illinois is the 21st state.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 6

    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. 

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 19

    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

    Irish: shortened form of MacCovey, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cobhthaigh (see Coffey ).

    English: unexplained. Covey is used of ‘pantry’ in the early modern period and covey ‘little chap’ (a diminutive of cove, Middle English cof ‘bold, eager, courageous’; see Cove ) in the early nineteenth century, but there is no evidence to confirm either as the source for the surname.

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

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