Elizabeth Louisa Patterson

27 November 1843–11 July 1915 (Age 71)
Spencer, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Louisa

When Elizabeth Louisa Patterson was born on 27 November 1843, in Spencer, Kentucky, United States, her father, William W Patterson, was 20 and her mother, Martha Ann Cheek, was 17. She married John H. Cariss on 8 December 1867, in Shelby, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Southville, Shelby, Kentucky, United States in 1880 and Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States in 1910. She died on 11 July 1915, in Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States.

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John H. Cariss
Elizabeth Louisa Patterson
Marriage: 8 December 1867
William Justin Carriss
Malcolm Carriss
Edna G Carriss

Spouse and Children

8 December 1867
Shelby, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 7

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.
1862 · Battle of Perryville

Age 19

On October 8, 1862, the Battle of Perryville took place between the Army of Ohio and the Army of Mississippi. It was the bloodiest battle on Kentucky soil. The Union lost around four thousand people and the Confederates lost around three thousand people. This was about one fifth of those that fought.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern English: patronymic from a pet form of Pate , a short form of Patrick .2 Irish: in Ulster of English or Scottish origin; in County Galway, a surname taken by bearers of Gaelic Ó Caisín ‘descendant of the little curly-headed one’ (from Gaelic casán), which is usually Anglicized as Cussane.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Louisa Patterson in household of William Patterson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth Carriss in household of John H Carriss, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elizabeth Carris in household of William Pugh, "United States Census, 1870"

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