Elizabeth Ledgerwood

1819–January 1905 (Age 86)
Sullivan, Indiana, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Ledgerwood was born in 1819, in Sullivan, Indiana, United States, her father, William Ledgerwood, was 33 and her mother, Catherine Jenkins, was 27. She married William Decatur Blackburn about 1840, in Sullivan, Hamilton Township, Sullivan, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Paris Township, Edgar, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Paris, Edgar, Illinois, United States in 1870. She died in January 1905, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

William Decatur Blackburn
Elizabeth Ledgerwood
Marriage: about 1840
Ann C. Blackburn
Martha J. Blackburn
Martha Jane "Jennie" Blackburn
Eliza Blackburn
William Alexander Blackburn

Spouse and Children

about 1840
Sullivan, Hamilton Township, Sullivan, Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 0

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. 
1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

Age 6

The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.

Age 27

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place so named in Berwickshire.

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

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Blackburn, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elizabeth Blackburn in household of William D Blackburn, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth Blackburn in household of William ? Blackburn, "United States Census, 1850"

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