Elizabeth Rebecca Gerald

Brief Life History 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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  • Elizabeth Boatner age 72 in household of L M Boatner, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth R Gerald Boatner, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Elizabeth Boatner age 82 in household of Lawrence Boatner, "United States Census, 1860"

World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

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.

1798 · Mississippi is Organized as an American Territory

The �Mississippi territory existed from April 7, 1798, to December 10, 1817, when the western half became the state of Mississippi and the eastern half became Alabama Territory. The territory was given up by Spain through the Treaty of Madrid.

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

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 (of Norman origin); French (Gérald): from the ancient Germanic personal name Gerald, Girald, composed of the elements gēr ‘spear, lance’ and wald ‘power, authority’. It was introduced to Britain by the Normans and was fairly common, but less so than Gerard , with which it was early confused. In France the much more common variants of this surname are Géraud and Giraud .

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

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