Louisa Lyon

Female1806–7 December 1857

Brief Life History of Louisa

When Louisa Lyon was born in 1806, in Elizabethtown, Essex, 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 Township, Essex, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 51.

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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

Sources (8)

  • Eliza Fitzgerald in household of David M Fitzgerald, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lovisa Lyon, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
  • Louisa Lyon, "New Jersey, Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 October 1823Essex, New Jersey, United States
  • Children (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 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

    Scottish, English, and French: from the personal name Middle English Lyon, Old French Leon (from Latin leo ‘lion’, or the cognate Greek leōn; see Leon ). Compare Lyall .

    Scottish and English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Lyons-la-Forêt in Eure, Normandy. It is unlikely to be from the better-known southern French city of Lyon (see 5 below).

    English and French: nickname from Middle English lioun ‘lion’ (Old English, Latin leo), Old French leon, perhaps applied to a brave, fierce, or proud person, or one with a shaggy mane of hair. Compare Lion .

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

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