Eliza Green

7 June 1809–18 February 1891 (Age 81)
Jones, Georgia, United States

The Life Summary of Eliza

When Eliza Green was born on 7 June 1809, in Jones, Georgia, United States, her father, Amos Green, was 26 and her mother, Sarah Hunt, was 26. She married James Knight on 22 November 1827. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1860 and Greenwich, Piute, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 18 February 1891, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Payson City Cemetery, Payson, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Knight
1805–1846
Eliza Green
1809–1891
Marriage: 22 November 1827
Martha Knight
1829–1914
Henry Clay Knight
1830–1865
Elizabeth Knight
1832–1833
John Knight SR
1835–1904
Emily Knight
1837–1912
Sarah Elizabeth Knight
1840–1921
Rachel Knight
1842–1926
Elizabeth Ann Knight
1842–1931
Margaret Knight
1845–1846
Amos James Knight
1847–1918

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 November 1827
  • Children

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1811 · The Savannah Riots
    Age 2
    A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.
    1812
    Age 3
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 23
    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

    English: either a nickname for someone who was fond of dressing in this color (Old English grēne) or was young or immature, or who had played the part of the ‘Green Man’ in the May Day celebrations, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a village green (Middle English grene, a transferred use of the color term). This is one of the most common and widespread of English surnames. In North America it has assimilated cognates from other languages, notably German Grün (see Gruen ) and Dutch Groen ; compare 7 below. This surname is also very common among African Americans.English: alternatively, from a Middle English personal name Grene.Irish: adopted for Ó hUainín ‘descendant of Uainín’, a personal name from a pet form of uaine ‘green’, see Honan .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Greenman
    Greening
    Gruen
    Greene

    Sources (10)

    • Eliza Knight in household of William Mc Mullen, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Eliza Green in entry for Emily Knight Jolley, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Eliza Green Knight, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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