Elaisa "Eliza" Steen

Female1 July 1817–1 May 1859

Brief Life History 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 25. 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

Sources (4)

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 February 1844
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (12)

    +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

    North German, Norwegian, and Danish; Swedish (also Steén and Stéen); Dutch and Flemish (also Van der Steen): from Middle Low German stēn, Old Norse steinn (Danish and Swedish sten) ‘stone’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived on stony ground, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked with stone (quarryman, stonecutter, or stonemason). As a Swedish name it is mainly habitational name from a placename, such as Stenby, containing the word sten ‘stone’; it can also be from the personal name Sten, with the same meaning. Compare Sten .

    English: from the Middle English personal name Steyne (Old Norse Steinn, Sten, meaning ‘stone’).

    English: habitational name from any of various minor places in northern England and Scotland named with Old English stān ‘stone, rock’ (northern Middle English stayn), or in the rest of England with Old English stǣne ‘stony place’ (Middle English stane, stayne, stene), including Steane (Northamptonshire), Stein Farm in East Dean (Sussex), Stains in Funtington (Sussex), what is now Old Steine in Brighton (Sussex), and Steyne in Chale (Isle of Wight). Compare Staines .

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

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