Theresa

1796–
France

The Life of Theresa

Theresa was born in 1796, in France. She had at least 1 son. She lived in Henderson, Henderson, Kentucky, United States in 1850 and Henderson, Kentucky, United States in 1860.

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World Events (8)

1799

Age 3

Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte, First Consul, then Emperor of the French (1804). Establishment of modern administrative institutions, codification of the law. European wars lead to abdication of the Emperor.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 4

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

Age 34

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

The origin of this female name is unsure. It could come from the name Tarasia or the male name Tarasius. Others derive the name Theresa from a Greek word meaning "to hunt." The name might also be derived from Therasia, an island near Crete, or from another island named Therasia first called Lipara and finally Hiera. A nickname is Tracy.

Sources (2)

  • Theresa Schaeffer in household of Theadore Schaeffer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Tarressa Shaffer in household of Theodore Shaffer, "United States Census, 1860"

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