Elaisa "Eliza" Steen

1 July 1817–1 May 1859 (Age 41)
Opelousas, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Elaisa "Eliza"

When Elaisa "Eliza" Steen was born on 1 July 1817, in Opelousas, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States, her father, Hilaire Elias Steen, was 28 and her mother, Catherine Stelly, was 24. She married Dr. Thomas C. Johnson on 20 September 1836, in St. Landry, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 1 May 1859, in Obion, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Obion, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Callis
Elaisa "Eliza" Steen
Marriage: 3 February 1844
Frances Emeline Callis
Lucy Callis
Daniel Dubois Callis
Henryetta Callis
Elias Callis
Charlotte A. Callis
Margaret W. L. Callis
Margaret W. Callis

Spouse and Children

3 February 1844


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Parents and Siblings

    Hilaire Elias Steen


    Catherine Stelly




    Lucille Steen


    Augustin Arsene Steen


    Marie Arsene Steen


    Emelie Steen



+7 More Children

World Events (6)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 3

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 13

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

1 Scottish: from a reduced form of the personal name Steven .2 North German, Dutch, and Scandinavian: from sten ‘stone’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived on stony ground, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked with stone: a quarryman, stonecutter, or stonemason. The Swedish surname probably originated as a soldier's name.3 Swedish: from the personal name Sten.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eliza Singleton in entry for Elias Callis, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"
  • Eliza Stein, "Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • Elaisa Steen Callis, "Find A Grave Index"

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