Elizabeth Bowers

22 July 1805–13 October 1856 (Age 51)
Georgia, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Bowers was born on 22 July 1805, in Georgia, United States, her father, William Job Bowers, was 25 and her mother, Mary Polly Cox, was 19. She married Jesse Smith on 4 February 1827, in Elbert, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Hart, Georgia, United States in 1860. She died on 13 October 1856, in Canon, Hart, Georgia, United States, at the age of 51.

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Jesse Smith
Elizabeth Bowers
Marriage: 4 February 1827
Nancy Mahala Smith
Joel Smith
William B Smith
John Wm Smith
Amanda W Smith
Sarah Ann Smith
Malissa Smith
Eliza J. Smith
Valson Or Nelson Smith
Lettie E. Smith

Spouse and Children

4 February 1827
Elbert, Georgia, United States



    Sarah Ann Smith


    Malissa Smith


    Joel Smith


    Eliza J. Smith


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Parents and Siblings



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World Events (7)


Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1811 · The Savannah Riots

Age 6

A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 14

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. 

Name Meaning

English: variant of Bower .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Smith in household of Jesse Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Betsey Smith in entry for John G A Smith, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • Betsey Smith in entry for John A Smith, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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