Elizabeth McKay

Brief Life History 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, United States in 1862 and lived in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States in 1870 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880. 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 Treseder
Emma McKay Treseder
Ellen Treseder
Phoebe Ellen Treseder
Charlotte Treseder
Elizabeth McKay Treseder
Maud Mary Treseder
Moroni Treseder
Emily McKay Treseder
Francis McKay Treseder

Sources (35)

  • Elizabeth Treceder in household of Richard D. Treceder, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Elizabeth McKay Treseder, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Elizabeth M Treseder, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"

World Events (8)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1812 · War of 1812

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

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 Aoidh ‘son of Aodh’, an old personal name meaning ‘fire’. Etymologically, this is the same name as McKee , McGee , McCoy , and McHugh .

History: This is the surname of several Irish and Scottish families, including Clan Mackay, a Highland clan traditionally associated with Sutherland in the far northwest of Scotland.

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

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