Louisa Matilda Matthews

Female15 October 1829–31 August 1866

Brief Life History 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 Howard Black
Perry Hall Black
William Franklin Black
Ida Louise Black
Mary Black
Charles Hasua Black

Sources (8)

  • Louisa Black in household of Benjamin Black, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Louisa Matthews, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Louisa Black, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 March 1849Shelby, Indiana, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (4)

    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.


    Age 1

    Historical Information: 1830: Boone county, Indiana, United States

    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

    English and Irish (Ulster and County Louth): patronymic from the personal name Matthew . In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognates from other languages, such as German Matthäus (from the personal name Matthäus, from Latin Matthaeus) and Slovenian Matavž (from an obsolete vernacular form of the personal name Matevž, from Latin Matthaeus). Compare Mathews .

    Irish: Anglicized form of Mac Mathghamhna (see McMahon ).

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

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