Elizabeth H. Nelson

1816–1870 (Age 54)
Orange, Sampson, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Elizabeth H.

Elizabeth H. Nelson was born in 1816, in Orange, Sampson, North Carolina, United States. She married Mathew McCauley in 1843, in Tippah, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Tippah, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1870, at the age of 54.

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Mathew McCauley
Elizabeth H. Nelson
Marriage: 1843
John William Mccauley
Martha J. Mc Cauley
George Albert Mccauley
Nancy Mccauley
Francis Taylor McCauley
Mary Elizabeth ( Molly) Mccauley
James Taylor Mccauley

Spouse and Children

Tippah, Mississippi, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Mississippi is the 20th state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

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. 
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 16

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: patronymic from the medieval personal name Nel or Neal, Anglo-Scandinavian forms of the Gaelic name Niall ( see Neill ). This was adopted by the Scandinavians in the form Njal and was introduced into northern England and East Anglia by them, rather than being taken directly from Gaelic.2 Americanized spelling of the like-sounding Scandinavian names Nilsen , Nielsen , and Nilsson .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Elizabeth H McCawly in household of Mathew McCawly, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elisabeth H Mc Cauley in household of Mathew Mc Cauley, "United States Census, 1860"

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