Caroline Alkire

26 August 1826–3 October 1911 (Age 85)
Hampshire, Virginia, United States

The Life of Caroline

When Caroline Alkire was born on 26 August 1826, in Hampshire, Virginia, United States, her father, John Alkire, was 24 and her mother, Elizabeth Caroline Neff, was 20. She married Jonathan B Bryan in 1847, in Hampshire, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Barbour, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Romney, Hampshire, West Virginia, United States for about 30 years. She died on 3 October 1911, in Hampshire, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Springfield, Hampshire, West Virginia, United States.

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Jonathan B Bryan
Caroline Alkire
Marriage: 1847
Florence Bryan Shannon Patterson
John Bryan
Dr. Lannes Bertran Bryan
James Abernathy Bryan

Spouse and Children

    Jonathan B Bryan



Hampshire, Virginia, United States


    Florence Bryan Shannon Patterson


    Dr. Lannes Bertran Bryan


    James Abernathy Bryan


    John Bryan


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

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.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 18

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 35

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Allgeier .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Caroline Bryan in household of Jonathan Bryan, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Caroline Montgomery in household of Wm Montgomery, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Caroline Montgomery im Haushalt von William Montgomery, „United States Census, 1910“

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