Elizabeth Rebecca Gerald

22 December 1777–11 November 1860 (Age 82)
Santee, Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Rebecca

When Elizabeth Rebecca Gerald was born on 22 December 1777, in Santee, Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States, her father, Gabriel Gerald, was 23 and her mother, Elizabeth White, was 27. She married Jacob Boatner in 1799. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 11 November 1860, in Amite, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Amite, Mississippi, United States.

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Jacob Boatner
Elizabeth Rebecca Gerald
Marriage: 1799
Jacob Boatner
Lewis Boatner
Laura Boatner
Lawrence Marian Boatner
Theodora Boatner
Theodore Boatner

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    Jacob Boatner


    Lewis Boatner


    Laura Boatner


    Lawrence Marian Boatner


    Theodora Boatner


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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 4

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1783 · A Free America

Age 6

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 23

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English and French (Gérald): from the personal name Gerald, Gérald, composed of the Germanic elements gēri, gāri ‘spear’ + wald ‘rule’; it was introduced to Britain from France by the Normans.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Boatner age 72 in household of L M Boatner, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth Boatner in household of Lawrence Boatner, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth R Gerald Boatner, "Find A Grave Index"

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