Elizabeth Ann Dennis

20 September 1833–1 October 1856 (Age 23)
Center Township, Marion, Indiana, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Ann

When Elizabeth Ann Dennis was born on 20 September 1833, in Center Township, Marion, Indiana, United States, her father, Burr Peyton Dennis, was 35 and her mother, Nancy Appleton, was 28. She married Frederick Trucksess on 12 May 1853. She lived in Guilford Township, Hendricks, Indiana, United States in 1850. She died on 1 October 1856, in Plainfield, Guilford Township, Hendricks, Indiana, United States, at the age of 23.

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Family Time Line

Frederick Trucksess
1814–
Elizabeth Ann Dennis
1833–1856
Marriage: 12 May 1853

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 May 1853
Hendricks,Indiana

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World Events (6)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 3

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 8

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the medieval personal name Den(n)is (Latin Dionysius, Greek Dionysios ‘(follower) of Dionysos’, an eastern god introduced to the classical pantheon at a relatively late date and bearing a name of probably Semitic origin). The name was borne by various early saints, including St Denis, the martyred 3rd-century bishop of Paris who became the patron of France; the popularity of the name in England from the 12th century onwards seems to have been largely due to French influence. The feminine form Dionysia (in the vernacular likewise Den(n)is) is also found, and some examples of the surname may represent a metronymic form.2 English: variant of Dench.3 Irish (mainly Dublin and Cork): of the same origin as 1 and 2, sometimes an alternative form to Donohue but more often to MacDonough , since the personal name Donnchadh was Anglicized as Donough or Denis.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Ann in household of Unknown, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ann Dennis, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Hendricks County History 012, Atlas: Hendricks County 1878 Microfilm, Indiana Historical Map

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