Elizabeth Small

Female3 May 1832–16 March 1877

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Small was born on 3 May 1832, in McMinn, Tennessee, United States, her father, Rev James Small, was 30 and her mother, Mary Ann Wallace, was 30. She married Moses M. Arthur about 1850, in McMinn, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Polk Township, Dade, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Texas, United States in 1870. She died on 16 March 1877, in Arthur City, Lamar, Texas, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Paris, Lamar, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Moses M. Arthur
Elizabeth Small
Marriage: about 1850
James Arthur
Robert Bonner Arthur

Sources (7)

  • Elizabeth Small in household of James Small, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth Arthur, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Elizabeth Small in entry for Robert Arthur, "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1850McMinn, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1835 · The Hermitage is Built

    Age 3

    The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 4

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


    Age 14

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish (Angus): nickname for a person of slender build or diminutive stature, from Middle English smal(e), smel(e) ‘small, slender, thin’ (Old English smæl).

    Irish (Down): adopted for Beag ‘small’; see Begg .

    Americanized form (translation into English) of any of various European surnames meaning ‘small’, e.g. German Klein and Schmal , Polish Mały, Czech and Slovak Malý (see Maly 1).

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

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