Eleanor Craig

Brief Life History of Eleanor

When Eleanor Craig was born about 1795, in Greene, Tennessee, United States, her father, Samuel Craig, was 11793 and her mother, Jane Innis Burns, was 28. She married William Anderson on 22 December 1812, in Greene, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Anderson
1790–
Eleanor Craig
1795–
Marriage: 22 December 1812

Sources (5)

  • Ann Anderson in household of W Anderson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ellin Craig, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Ellin Craig, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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World Events (8)

1796 · Tennessee Becomes a State

On June 1, 1796, Tennessee became the 16th state.

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

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.

Name Meaning

Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived near a steep or precipitous rock, Older Scots crag, craig. Compare the synonymous English Cragg .

Manx: either a shortened form of Gaelic Mac Concharraige ‘son of Cu Charraige (‘hound of the rock’) or possibly of Mac Thorveig ‘son of Thorveig’, from the Old Norse personal name Thórveig (from the god's name Thórr + veig ‘pith, strength’).

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

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