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.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know Elizabeth? Do you have a story about her that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Lewis Douglas Hamilton
Elizabeth Howard
Marriage: 20 December 1838
Thomas Jefferson Hamilton
Malinda Hamilton
Mary Elizabeth Hamilton
Lewisa Hamilton
Emaline Hamilton
John F. Hamilton
James Lewis Hamilton
George Anderson Hamilton
Nancy Jane Hamilton
Laura Belle Hamilton
Edith M Hamilton
William Penn Hamilton

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.

Possible Related Names

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a FREE Account

Search for Another Deceased Ancestor

Share this with your family and friends.