Elizabeth Shelton Brasfield

19 December 1823–7 September 1872 (Age 48)
Madison, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Shelton

When Elizabeth Shelton Brasfield was born on 19 December 1823, in Madison, Kentucky, United States, her father, James Ely Brasfield, was 41 and her mother, Tabitha Moberly, was 38. She married Jonathan Segur Culver on 17 August 1848, in Petersburg, Menard, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 7 September 1872, in Athens, Menard, Illinois, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Indian Point Cemetery, Athens, Menard, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Segur Culver
Elizabeth Shelton Brasfield
Marriage: 17 August 1848
Ellen Jane Culver
Charles Oliver Culver
Susan Brasfield Culver
James Ely Culver
John Edward Culver

Spouse and Children

17 August 1848
Petersburg, Menard, Illinois, United States


    Ellen Jane Culver


    Charles Oliver Culver


    Susan Brasfield Culver


    James Ely Culver



Parents and Siblings

    James Ely Brasfield


    Tabitha Moberly





    Amelia Brasfield Milton


    Elzira Moberly Brasfield


    Wiley R. Brasfield



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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 7

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 16

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

Name Meaning

See Brassfield .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Culver in household of John Culver, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Eliziabeth S Culver in household of Oliver B Culver, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth S Brassfield in entry for John S Culver, "Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935"

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