Christiana Boicourt

26 December 1818–19 February 1897 (Age 78)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Christiana

When Christiana Boicourt was born on 26 December 1818, in Indiana, United States, her father, Reverend Felix 'Phillipi' Boicourt, was 38 and her mother, Ann Elliott, was 32. She married Bennett Canfield in 1845, in Clark, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Westport, Sand Creek Township, Decatur, Indiana, United States in 1860. She died on 19 February 1897, in Sand Creek Township, Decatur, Indiana, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Bennett Canfield
Christiana Boicourt
Marriage: 1845
Ruth Ann Canfield
Vermillion Canfield
Louisa J. Canfield
John Wesley Canfield
Caroline Isabel Canfield

Spouse and Children

Clark, Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

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 7

The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.
1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 23

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

Name Meaning

French: probably a habitational name from Buicourt in Oise.

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

Sources (3)

  • Christina Canfield, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Christana Canfield in household of Bennett Canfield, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Catherine Canfield im Haushalt von Bennett Canfield, „United States Census, 1850“

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