Elizabeth Howard

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Howard was born in 1816, in Estill, Kentucky, United States, her father, Clement Howard Jr, was 27 and her mother, Nancy Ann Logsdon, was 20. She married Lewis Douglas Hamilton on 20 December 1838, in Madison, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. She died in 1865, in Estill, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 49.

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Family Time Line

Lewis Douglas Hamilton
1806–1880
Elizabeth Howard
1816–1865
Marriage: 20 December 1838
Thomas Jefferson Hamilton
1839–1913
Malinda Hamilton
1845–
Mary Elizabeth Hamilton
1847–1870
Lewisa Hamilton
1855–
Emaline Hamilton
1842–1931
John F. Hamilton
1843–1932
James Lewis Hamilton
1849–1919
George Anderson Hamilton
1851–1939
Nancy Jane Hamilton
1853–
Laura Belle Hamilton
1857–
Edith M Hamilton
1859–
William Penn Hamilton
1862–1944

Sources (10)

  • Elizabeth Hamilton in household of Lewis Hamilton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth Howard, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Miss. Howard in entry for William Penn Hamilton, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

World Events (8)

1818 · Jackson Purchase

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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. 

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

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.

Name Meaning

English: of Norman origin, from the Middle English personal names Huward (also Howard) and Heward, from Old French Huard (itself from ancient Germanic Hugihard, hugi- ‘mind, understanding, spirit’ + hard- ‘hardy, bold’). As Hugh appears in Middle English as both How and Hew, this is the definite origin of Heward and a source of Howard. This surname is also very common among African Americans. See Hugh .

English: from the Middle English personal name Haward or Howard, usually an Anglicized form of Old Danish Hāwarth (Old Norse Hávarthr, from ‘high’ + varthr ‘guard, guardian, warden’). Alternation between Haward and Howard may have led to later confusion with Hayward .

English: occasionally a variant of Ewart 2.

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

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