Elijah Liter

Bourbon, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Elijah

When Elijah Liter was born about 1812, in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States, his father, Henry W. Liter, was 36 and his mother, Mary Mikesell, was 32. He married Matilda Hensley about 1831, in Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Trimble, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years and Kentucky, United States in 1870.

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Family Time Line

Elijah Liter
Matilda Hensley
Marriage: about 1831
Robert T. Liter
Mary Jane Lyter / Liter
William Henry Liter
Martha Elizabeth Liter
Elisha B Liter
Nancy Liter
John Jackson Liter
Permelia Ann Liter

Spouse & Children

about 1831
Kentucky, United States


+3 More Children

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+11 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 0

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

Age 0

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.

Age 34

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. Perhaps an altered spelling of German Leiter or English Lighter .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Elijah Lyter, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elijah Liter, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elijah Liter, "United States Census, 1870"

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