Elizabeth Fraim or Trains

6 January 1806–9 April 1872 (Age 66)
Jackson, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Fraim or Trains was born on 6 January 1806, in Jackson, Tennessee, United States, her father, John Fraim, was 26 and her mother, Sarah Wallace, was 26. She married Alexander Jackson Mayfield about 1825, in Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Pilot Hill, El Dorado, California, United States in 1850. She died on 9 April 1872, in Stony Point, Sonoma, California, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Macedonia Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery, Sebastopol, Sonoma, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Jackson Mayfield
Elizabeth Fraim or Trains
Marriage: about 1825
Louisa C. Mayfield
Andrew Jackson Mayfield
Benjamin Franklin Mayfield
John Mayfield
Sarah Mayfield

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1825Kentucky, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 6
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 19
    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.

    Name Meaning

    Altered form of Frame .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Book: Our Pioneer Heritage: Women and Children of the Mormon Battalion

    Elizabeth was the daughter of John and Sarah Trains and went with her husband, Sebert Crutcher Shelton, on the famous march of the Mormon Battalion. He was a private, No, 77 in Company D. They were …

    Sources (9)

    • Elizabeth Shelton in household of Sibert C Shelton, "United States Census, 1850"
    • C. Kranine in entry for Mrs. Sarah Piggott, "Washington Deaths and Burials, 1810-1960"
    • Elizabeth Shelton in household of Abraham Shelton, "United States Census, 1870"

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