Elisha Averett Jr.

20 December 1848–4 May 1912 (Age 63)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Elisha

When Elisha Averett Jr. was born on 20 December 1848, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, Elisha Averett, was 38 and his mother, Sarah Jane Witt, was 17. He married Annie Catherine Sedarville on 12 May 1872, in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 4 May 1912, in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Heber City Cemetery, Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elisha Averett Jr.
Annie Catherine Sedarville
Marriage: 12 May 1872
Elisha Byron Averett
John William Averett
George Morton "Cot" Averett
Edwin Nephi Averett
Linnia Marie Averett
Robert Monroe Averett
Frederick Aldin Averett
Samuel Sterling Averett
Annie Valeria Averett
Ray Witt Averett
Emily Jane Averett

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 May 1872Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States
  • Children


    +6 More Children

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    +11 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 9
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    Altered form of English Everett or Avery .

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

    Possible Related Names


    Story Highlight

    How Beautiful the Mountain Side in Wasatch County D.U.P pg. 254-255

    Elisha Averett was born Dec 20,1848 at Potawatamie Co. Iowa, a son of Elisha and Sarah Jane Witt Averett and was the oldest of fourteen children. He had many harrowing experiences in his early youth i …

    Sources (25)

    • Elishua Averett, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Elichia Averett in entry for Elichia Byron Averett, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • Elisha Averett, "United States Census, 1910"

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