Elizabeth McKay

19 November 1811–21 November 1891 (Age 80)
Clonmel, County Cork, Ireland

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth McKay was born on 19 November 1811, in Clonmel, County Cork, Ireland, her father, Thomas Mackey, was 50 and her mother, Elizabeth Holland, was 32. She married Richard Doughty Treseder on 4 November 1833, in Devon, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. She immigrated to Utah Territory, United States in 1862 and lived in St Saviour, Jersey in 1851 and Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States in 1870. She died on 21 November 1891, in North Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Doughty Treseder
Elizabeth McKay
Marriage: 4 November 1833
Charles McKay Treseder
Richard Francis Treseder
Richard McKay Treseder
George Tresseder
Emma McKay Treseder
Ellen Treseder
Phoebe Ellen Treseder
Charlotte Treseder
Elizabeth McKay Treseder
Maud Mary Treseder
Moroni Treseder
Emily McKay Treseder
Francis McKay Treseder

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 November 1833Devon, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · War of 1812
    Age 1
    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 21
    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

    Scottish and northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aodha ‘son of Aodh’, an ancient personal name meaning ‘fire’. Etymologically, this is the same name as McCoy .

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

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    Sources (31)

    • Elizabeth Treseder in household of Isaac Eads, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Elizabeth Mackay in household of Thomas Mackay, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Elizabeth Treseder in household of Richard Treseder, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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