John Irvine Greer

13 June 1844–22 June 1855 (Age 11)
Washington, Texas, United States

The Life Summary of John Irvine

When John Irvine Greer was born on 13 June 1844, in Washington, Texas, United States, his father, Nathaniel Hunt Greer Sr., was 41 and his mother, Nancy Ann Terry Roberts, was 38. He died on 22 June 1855, in Kansas, United States, at the age of 11, and was buried in Nemaha, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathaniel Hunt Greer Sr.
Nancy Ann Terry Roberts
Gilbert Dunlap Greer
Willmirth Matilda "Margaret" Greer
Thomas Lacy Greer
William Reddick "Bill" Greer
Stephen Decatur Greer
Christopher Columbus Greer
Americus Vespucius Greer
Dixon Hamlin Greer
Sarah Hunt Greer
Nathaniel Hunt Greer Jr.
Ira Abner Greer
Parley Wiley Greer
John Irvine Greer
Matthew Simeon Greer

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World Events (4)

Age 2
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1846 · Mexican-American War
Age 2
Known in the United States as the Mexican War. President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna did not officially acknowledge the secession of Texas, and interpreted the US involvement with Texas as an invasion of borders. Mexican forces attacked American forces in an event called the Thornton Affair, prompting President James K. Polk to send a request for war to Congress. The war ended when the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed on February 2, 1848, which required the Mexican Cession of the northern territories and acceptance of the Rio Grande as the southern border of the United States. At the same time, the U.S. committed to pay Mexico $15 million for war damages and assumed roughly $3.25 million of their existing debt.
1850 · Compromise of 1850
Age 6
The United States Congress passed a package of five separate bills in an attempt to decrease tensions between the slave states and free states. The compromise itself was received gratefully, but both sides disapproved of certain components contained in the laws. Texas was impacted in several ways; mainly, the state surrendered its claim to New Mexico (and other claims north of 36°30′) but retained the Texas Panhandle. The federal government also took over the public debt for Texas.

Name Meaning

Scottish (Lanarkshire): from the medieval Scottish personal name Grier, a vernacular form of Gregor (see Gregory and compare Grierson ). This form of the surname is common in Ireland as well as Scotland.History: A Scottish family by the name of Grierson claim descent from Gilbert, a son of Malcolm MacGregor (died 1374), 11th Lord of MacGregor. Gilbert was known as both MacGregor and Gregorson. In 1400 he was granted lands by the Earl of March in the name Grierson. The numerous northern Irish bearers of the name Greer claim descent from this same Gilbert.

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

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Sources (5)

  • Legacy NFS Source: John Irvin Greer - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: John Irvin Greer
  • Brief mention of Nathaniel and John's death in a news article in the Church News (1993)
  • John Irvine Greer, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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