Elizabeth Strait

30 January 1804–24 June 1885 (Age 81)
Barren, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Strait was born on 30 January 1804, in Barren, Kentucky, United States, her father, Israel Strait, was 27 and her mother, Hannah Thompson, was 18. She married Absalom Pennington Free Sr on 2 August 1823, in St. Clair, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1848 and lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 24 June 1885, in Sugar House, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Absalom Pennington Free Sr
1798–1882
Elizabeth Strait
1804–1885
Marriage: 2 August 1823
Louisa Free
1824–1886
Emeline Free
1826–1875
John Wesley Free
1827–1841
Hannah Corilla Free
1829–1913
Preston Strait Free Sr
1831–1917
Mary Amanda Free
1832–1845
Telitha Cumi Free
1835–1917
Finley Carroll Free
1838–1866
Sarah Elvira Free
1840–1897
William Oliver Free
1842–1880
Minerva E Free
1847–1847
Miranda Free
1847–1847

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 August 1823St. Clair, Illinois, United States
  • Children

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1808
    Age 4
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1812 · Kentucky Bend Created
    Age 8
    During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 26
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    English (Essex):nickname from Middle English streight ‘straight, upright’, presumably applied in either a literal or figurative sense.nickname from Middle English streit ‘strict, severe’ (Old French estreit).

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

    Possible Related Names

    Streit
    Straight

    Story Highlight

    Absalom Pennington Free & Elizabeth Strait from the booklet "Brief Biographies" compiled by Mary Kaye Christensen Latimer

    Son of Andrew Free and Mary P. Pennington Daughter of Israel Strait or Hannah Thompson Parents of Preston Strait Free Absalom Pennington Free was born 22 March 1798 in North Carolina. Elizabeth …

    Sources (32)

    • Betsy Tree, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Betsy Starit in entry for Hannah C Wells, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Betsey Free in household of Absalom P Free, "United States Census, 1860"

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