Elizabeth Rolfe

4 June 1844–30 April 1895 (Age 50)
Great Milton, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Rolfe was born on 4 June 1844, in Great Milton, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Edmund Rolfe, was 39 and her mother, Sarah Clayton, was 32. She married Private David White Gillette in 1866, in New Lothrop, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 30 April 1895, in Hazelton Township, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in New Lothrop, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Private David White Gillette
1836–1898
Elizabeth Rolfe
1844–1895
Marriage: 1866
George Appleton Gillette
1867–1929
William Elward Gillett
1870–1930
Gillett
1873–1873
Eliza Gillett
1875–1960
David Bert Gillette
1879–1945

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1866
New Lothrop, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 3

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.
1863

Age 19

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Rolf .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Rofe in household of Maria Rofe, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Betsey Gillet in household of David W Gillet, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Betsy Gillet in household of David W Gillet, "United States Census, 1880"

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