Elisha Prillaman

6 November 1821–7 March 1879 (Age 57)
Callaway, Franklin, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Elisha

When Elisha Prillaman was born on 6 November 1821, in Callaway, Franklin, Virginia, United States, his father, Abraham Prillaman, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Packwood, was 30. He married Mary Jane Turner on 5 February 1849, in Franklin, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Virginia, United States in 1870. He died on 7 March 1879, in Franklin, Virginia, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Henry, Franklin, Virginia, United States.

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Elisha Prillaman
Mary Jane Turner
Marriage: 5 February 1849
Margaret E. Prillaman
Gordon Amos Prillaman
Cynthia Ann Prillaman
John W. Prillaman
Timothy Joshua Prillaman
Prudence Caroline Prillaman
Martha J Prillaman
Ann F. Prillaman

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 February 1849Franklin, Virginia, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1824 · "Mary Randolph Publishes ""The Virginia Housewife"""
    Age 3
    “The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 4
    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.
    1844 · Lumpkin's Jail
    Age 23
    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.

    Name Meaning

    Altered form of German Brillermann, either an occupational name for an eyeglass maker, from Middle High German berille ‘gemstone’ or ‘eyeglasses’ (ultimately from Greek beryllos) + man ‘man’, or a habitational name (see Brill ).

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

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    Sources (26)

    • Elisha Prillaman in entry for Peter L Gibson, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
    • Elijah Prilaman, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Elisha Pittamin, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Death Records, 1853-1912"

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