Jeremiah Waite

Male3 February 1791–18 August 1860

Brief Life History of Jeremiah

When Jeremiah Waite was born on 3 February 1791, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Samuel Waites, was 20 and his mother, Rosannah Christine Rikard, was 21. He married Elizabeth Moore about 1828, in Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Decatur, DeKalb, Georgia, United States in 1850. He died on 18 August 1860, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

Jeremiah Waite
Elizabeth Moore
Marriage: about 1828
Daniel D Marion Waits
William A. Waits
Mahuldah J. Waits
Sarah Elizabeth Waits
John M. Waits
James M. Waits
Julia Catherine H Waits
Caledonia R. Waits

Sources (3)

  • Jeremiah Waite, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jerry Wrights in entry for Sarah E Wallace, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Jeremiah Waits - birth-name: Jeremiah Waits

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1828Georgia, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1792 · Capital City Moved

    Age 1

    New Bern had been the capital of North Carolina in its early days. In 1792, the capital was moved to Raleigh because it was more the center of the state.

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 3

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.


    Age 21

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): occupational name for a watchman, either in a town or castle, from Anglo-Norman French waite ‘watchman, member of the watch’ (of ancient Germanic origin; compare Wachter ). In the Middle Ages the town waits typically combined the functions of watchmen and musicians through being trumpeters or pipers. There may also have been some late confusion with White or Wheat .

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

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