Elizabeth Thompson

16 August 1820–28 December 1883 (Age 63)
Meadville, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Thompson was born on 16 August 1820, in Meadville, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Amberson Thompson Sr, was 29 and her mother, Ruth Elizabeth Peterson, was 29. She married Nicholas Groesbeck on 24 March 1841, in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States in 1850. She died on 28 December 1883, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nicholas Groesbeck
Elizabeth Thompson
Marriage: 24 March 1841
James T. Groesbeck
Nicholas Harmon Groesbeck Jr.
Stephen Wesley Groesbeck
William Groesbeck
John Amberson Groesbeck
Helen Melvina Groesbeck
Hyrum Groesbeck
Josephine Groesbeck
Samuel Smith Groesbeck
Joseph Smith Groesbeck

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 March 1841Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 1
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
    Age 8
    Historical Boundaries: 1828: Sangamon, Illinois, United States
    1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place
    Age 19
    By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

    Name Meaning

    English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name T(h)om(me) (see Thom ) + -son ‘son of Tom’. Thomson is usually the Scottish form, that with the intrusive -p- being English. Both forms are common in Ireland. The surname Thompson is also very common among African Americans.Americanized form of Danish, Norwegian, and North German Thomsen and of its Swedish cognate Thomsson. Compare Thomson .

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

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    A Desert in my Soul (Written a few weeks before my father’s death in 2009.)

    Isaiah 32:1-2 1 Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment. 2 And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of wat …

    Sources (46)

    • Elizabeth Grosbeck in household of Nicholas Grosbeck, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Elizabeth Thompson, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • E Groesbeck in entry for Catherine Davis, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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