Elisha Averett

Brief Life History of Elisha

When Elisha Averett was born on 12 December 1810, in Maury, Tennessee, United States, his father, John Averett, was 30 and his mother, Jennette Hamilton Gill, was 24. He married Dorcas Willis on 15 January 1838, in Caldwell, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1870 and Panguitch, Iron, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 22 October 1890, in Glendale, Kane, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Glendale City Cemetery, Glendale, Kane, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elisha Averett
Sarah Jane Witt
Marriage: 19 January 1846
Dorcus Averett
Elisha Averett Jr.
Sarah Jane Averett
Kizzie Ann Averett
John Harvey Averett
Elijah Averett
Eliza Averett
George Averett
Emily Losana Averett
William Averett
Robert Wesley Averett
James Lafayette Averett Sr
Lucy Lavinia Averett
Jeanette Eliza Averett
Byron Averett
David Averett

Sources (70)

  • Elisha Averett, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elisha Averett, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Elisha Averett, "United States Mormon Battalion Pension Applications, 1846-1923"

World Events (8)


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


Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States

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

Altered form of English Everett or Avery .

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

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