Willmirth Matilda "Margaret" Greer

18 November 1824–31 March 1902 (Age 77)
DeKalb, Georgia, United States

The Life Summary of Willmirth Matilda "Margaret"

When Willmirth Matilda "Margaret" Greer was born on 18 November 1824, in DeKalb, Georgia, United States, her father, Nathaniel Hunt Greer Sr., was 22 and her mother, Nancy Ann Terry Roberts, was 19. She married Edward Wallace East on 25 September 1839, in Washington, Republic of Texas. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1870 and Taylor, Apache, Arizona, United States in 1880. She died on 31 March 1902, in Pima, Graham, Arizona, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Pima Cemetery, Pima, Graham, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Wallace East
Willmirth Matilda "Margaret" Greer
Marriage: 25 September 1839
Sarah Mariah Texana East
William H East
Mary Ann East
Nancy East
Willmirth East
Julia East
Mira Carolina East
Edwin Martin East
Joseph Fielding East
Martha East
Thomas Nathaniel East
Carl Greer East

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  • Marriage
    25 September 1839Washington, Republic of Texas
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 1
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    Age 9
    Historical Boundaries 1833: Province de Texas, Mexico 1836: Washington, Republic of Texas 1845: Washington, Texas, United States Historical Names: 1833: Washington 1865: Washington-on-the-Brazos or Old Washington
    Age 22
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Lanarkshire): from the medieval Scottish personal name Grier, a vernacular form of Gregor (see Gregory and compare Grierson ). This form of the surname is common in Ireland as well as Scotland.History: A Scottish family by the name of Grierson claim descent from Gilbert, a son of Malcolm MacGregor (died 1374), 11th Lord of MacGregor. Gilbert was known as both MacGregor and Gregorson. In 1400 he was granted lands by the Earl of March in the name Grierson. The numerous northern Irish bearers of the name Greer claim descent from this same Gilbert.

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

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    Story Highlight

    E W East Journal "Reminiscences" cont. by D Curtis

    This text of Edward Wallace East’s “Reminiscences by E. W. East” was prepared by Danelle Curtis using scans of the original hand written journal. The original journal is now at the BYU-Provo Ha …

    Sources (37)

    • Willmirth Greer in entry for Edward Martin East, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Willmirth East in household of Edward W. East, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Willmuth Greer, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"

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