Elizabeth Templeton

1788–17 September 1850 (Age 62)
Nottawa, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Templeton was born in 1788, her father, William Templeton, was 35 and her mother, Elizabeth Beulah Gustine, was 39. She married James Clark in 1806. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 17 September 1850, in Nottawa, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Nottawa Township, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States.

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James Clark
Elizabeth Templeton
Marriage: 1806
William Templeton Clark
David Clark
Jane Clark
Jane Clark
James Watson Clark Sr.
Beulah Clark
John Thompson Clark
Lemuel T. Clark
Elizabeth Ann Fearon Clark
Charles Watson Clark

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World Events (8)

1788 · The First Presidential Election

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The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

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George Washington elected first president of United States.

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Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place near Dundonald in Ayrshire, so called from Middle English temple ‘house of the Knights Templar’ + toun ‘settlement’. There are also places called Templeton in Wales, Berkshire and Devon, but these do not seem to have contributed to the surname.

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

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Clark in entry for Lemule T. Clark, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"
  • Elizabeth Clark, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Elizabeth Clark, "Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995"

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