Louisa Rodgers

Brief Life History of Louisa

When Louisa Rodgers was born on 17 August 1816, in Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, United States, her father, Commodore John Rodgers, was 45 and her mother, Minerva Butler Denison, was 32. She married General Montgomery Cunningham Meigs on 2 May 1841, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 21 November 1879, in District of Columbia, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, United States.

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General Montgomery Cunningham Meigs
Louisa Rodgers
Marriage: 2 May 1841
John Rodgers Meigs
Mary Montgomery Meigs
Charles Delucena Meigs
Montgomery Meigs
Vincent Trowbridge Meigs
Emily Meigs
Louisa Rodgers Meigs

Sources (14)

  • Louisa Rodgers, "District of Columbia Marriages, 1811-1950"
  • Louisa B. Meigs, "District of Columbia Deaths, 1874-1961"
  • Louisa Rodgers in entry for Montgomery Meigs, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

World Events (8)

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. 


Historical Boundaries: 1829: Unorganized Federal Territory, United States 1834: Michigan Territory, United States 1834: Des Moines, Michigan Territory, United States 1836: Des Moines, Wisconsin Territory, United States 1836: Lee, Wisconsin Territory, United States 1838: Lee, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Lee, Iowa, United States

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English and Irish: variant of Rogers .

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

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