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.
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.