Elisabeth Anderson

about 1815–1891 (Age 76)
St. Landry, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Elisabeth

Elisabeth Anderson was born about 1815, in St. Landry, Louisiana, United States as the daughter of James Anderson and Greta Andersdotter. She married Jean Baptiste Henry on 6 June 1832, in Opelousas, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Opelousas, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States in 1860 and Louisiana, United States in 1870. She died in 1891, in Pine Prairie, Evangeline, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Pine Prairie, Evangeline, Louisiana, United States.

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Jean Baptiste Henry
Elisabeth Anderson
Marriage: 6 June 1832
Marguerite Henry
Andre Henry
Mary Melinda Henry
Benjamin Henry
Barnard Bennet Henry
Clara Henry
Nancy Henry
Landry Henry

Spouse and Children

6 June 1832
Opelousas, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James Anderson


    Greta Andersdotter




World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 5

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 21

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: very common patronymic from the personal name Ander(s), a northern Middle English form of Andrew . See also Andreas . The frequency of the surname in Scotland is attributable, at least in part, to the fact that St. Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, so the personal name has long enjoyed great popularity there. Legend has it that the saint's relics were taken to Scotland in the 4th century by a certain St. Regulus. The surname was brought independently to North America by many different bearers and was particularly common among 18th-century Scotch-Irish settlers in PA and VA. In the United States, it has absorbed many cognate or likesounding names in other European languages, notably Swedish Andersson , Norwegian and Danish Andersen , but also Ukrainian Andreychyn, Hungarian Andrásfi, etc.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Henry in household of Baptiste Henry, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Elizabeth Henry in household of John B Henry, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elisabeth Henri in household of Batiste Henri, "United States Census, 1850"

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