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
Elizabeth Strait
Marriage: 2 August 1823
Louisa Free
Emeline Free
John Wesley Free
Hannah Corilla Free
Preston Strait Free Sr
Mary Amanda Free
Telitha Cumi Free
Finley Carroll Free
Sarah Elvira Free
William Oliver Free
Minerva E Free
Miranda Free

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 August 1823St. Clair, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    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.

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    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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