Louisa Matilda Matthews

15 October 1829–31 August 1866 (Age 36)
Fayette, Perry Township, Boone, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Louisa Matilda

When Louisa Matilda Matthews was born on 15 October 1829, in Fayette, Perry Township, Boone, Indiana, United States, her father, Tunstal Quarrels Matthews, was 22 and her mother, Jane Chloe Morgan, was 22. She married Benjamin Franklin Black on 11 March 1849, in Shelby, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Moral Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Sugar Creek Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States in 1860. She died on 31 August 1866, in South English, Keokuk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in South English Cemetery, South English, Keokuk, Iowa, United States.

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Benjamin Franklin Black
Louisa Matilda Matthews
Marriage: 11 March 1849
Samuel Franklin Black
Samuel Black
Ruth Emily Black
Joseph Arthur Black
Eleanor Jane Black
Edward H Black
Perry Hall Black
William Franklin Black
Ida Louise Black
Mary Black
Charles Hasua Black

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening
Age 1
Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act
Age 7
The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy
Age 12
The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Matthew . In North America, this form has assimilated numerous vernacular derivatives in other languages of Latin Mat(t)hias and Matthaeus.2 Irish (Ulster and County Louth): used as an Americanized form of McMahon .

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

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Sources (8)

  • Louisa Black in household of Benjamin Black, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Louisa Black in household of Benjamin F Black, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Louisa Mathesas in entry for Joseph Arthur Black and Letha Anna Belle Bosey, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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