Louisa Lyon

1806–1857 (Age 51)
Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Louisa

When Louisa Lyon was born in 1806, in Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, United States, her father, Benjamin U. Lyon, was 26 and her mother, Mary Bond, was 22. She married David Maurice Fitzgerald on 23 October 1823, in Essex, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 7 December 1857, in Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 51.

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Family Time Line

David Maurice Fitzgerald
Louisa Lyon
Marriage: 23 October 1823
Edwin Fitzgerald
Lynsander Fitzgerald
Daniel P Fitzgerald
Frank Fitzgerald
Mary L Fitzgerald
Teressa Fitzgerald
Phebe E. Fitsgerald
David E. Fitzgerald

Spouse and Children

23 October 1823
Essex, New Jersey, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin U. Lyon


    Mary Bond




    Lewis Lyon



    Phebe Lyon


    William Lyon


    William Lyon


+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 6

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Age 14

On January 28, 1820, the New Jersey Legislature incorporated the City of Jersey from parts of the Bergen Township. The city would be reincorporated two more times (January 23, 1829 and February 22, 1838) before receiving its official name. Jersey City became part of the new Hudson County in February of 1840.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish, English and French: from Old French, Middle English lion (Latin leo, genitive leonis), hence a nickname for a fierce or brave warrior, or a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a lion.2 Scottish, English, French, and Dutch: habitational name from the city of Lyon in south central France (English name: Lyons), or from the smaller Lyons-la-Forêt in Eure, Normandy. The name of the former is recorded in the 1st century bc as Lugdunum and is from the name of a Celtic god Lug (or this as a personal name, from a word meaning ‘brightness’) + dunon ‘hill fort’.3 Scottish and English: from the name Leo(n) (from Latin leo ‘lion’, or the cognate Greek leōn), borne by numerous early martyrs and thirteen popes.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eliza Fitzgerald in household of David M Fitzgerald, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lovisa Lyon, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
  • Loivisa Lyon, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"

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