Elizabeth Marshall

about 1843–
Connecticut, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

Elizabeth Marshall was born about 1843, in Connecticut, United States. She married Washington Williams Burr on 5 May 1858, in Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

Washington Williams Burr
1836–1865
Elizabeth Marshall
1843–
Marriage: 5 May 1858
Laura T Burr
1859–1909
Carrie Burr
1864–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 May 1858
Connecticut, United States
children

(2)

    Laura T Burr

    Female1859–1909Female

    Carrie Burr

    Female1864–Female

World Events (8)

1846

Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Slavery is Abolished

Age 5

In 1840, the American Anti-Slavery Society split and slavery started being outlawed in the state. In Canterbury, Connecticut, Prudence Crandall started a school for young African American girls. The people got mad and Crandall was taken to court. The case was lost and that was the beginning of many other cases that would be lost, but it was also the start of having slavery abolished.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 32

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: status name or occupational name from Middle English, Old French maresc(h)al ‘marshal’. The term is of Germanic origin (compare Old High German marah ‘horse’, ‘mare’ + scalc ‘servant’). Originally it denoted a man who looked after horses, but by the heyday of medieval surname formation it denoted on the one hand one of the most important servants in a great household (in the royal household a high official of state, one with military responsibilities), and on the other a humble shoeing smith or farrier. It was also an occupational name for a medieval court officer responsible for the custody of prisoners. An even wider range of meanings is found in some other languages: compare for example Polish Marszałek ( see Marszalek ). The surname is also borne by Jews, presumably as an Americanized form of one or more likesounding Jewish surnames.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Burr in household of W W Burr, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth Marshall, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"
  • Elizabeth Marshall, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"

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