Louisa Shearer

7 May 1817–31 January 1896 (Age 78)
Ashe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Louisa

When Louisa Shearer was born on 7 May 1817, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States, her father, John Shearer, was 24 and her mother, Mary Ann Green, was 19. She married Thomas C. Cottrell on 20 November 1834, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Blue Ridge Township, Watauga, North Carolina, United States in 1860 and North Carolina, United States in 1870. She died on 31 January 1896, in Watauga, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Watauga, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas C. Cottrell
1806–
Louisa Shearer
1817–1896
Marriage: 20 November 1834
Calvin James Cottrell
1843–1923
Myra E Cottrell
1846–1907
Caroline Cottrell
1857–
Susannah Cottrell
1848–
James M Cottrell
1850–
Hannah Louisa Cottrell
1854–1926
Julia Cottrell
1855–1935
John Luther Cottrell
1866–

Spouse and Children

    Thomas C. Cottrell

    Male1806–Male

    Female1817–1896Female

MARRIAGE
20 November 1834
Ashe, North Carolina, United States
children

(8)

    Male1843–1923Male

    Myra E Cottrell

    Female1846–1907Female

    Susannah Cottrell

    Female1848–Female

    James M Cottrell

    Male1850–Male

    Hannah Louisa Cottrell

    Female1854–1926Female

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

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. 
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 13

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
1846

Age 29

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

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: from an agent derivative of Middle English schere(n) ‘to shear’; an occupational name for a sheep shearer or someone who used scissors to trim the surface of finished cloth and remove excessive nap. Middle English schere denoted shears and scissors of all sizes.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Louisa Cottrell in household of Thomas Cottrell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Louisa Cottrell in household of Thomas Cottrell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Louisa Cottrell in household of Thomas Cottrell, "United States Census, 1880"

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