Elizabeth Vanderhorst

25 October 1745–about 1818 (Age 72)
Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Vanderhorst was born on 25 October 1745, in Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States, her father, Captain Arnoldus Vanderhorst, Sr., was 22 and her mother, Elizabeth Vanderhurst Simons, was 19. She married Henry Bonneau about 1768, in Charleston, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. She died about 1818, in Charleston, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 73.

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Henry Bonneau
Elizabeth Vanderhorst
Marriage: about 1768
Henry Bonneau
William Bonneau
Peter Bonneau
Bemh. Bonneau
Arnoldus Bonneau

Spouse and Children

about 1768
Charleston, South Carolina, United States


    Henry Bonneau


    Bemh. Bonneau


    William Bonneau


    Arnoldus Bonneau


    Peter Bonneau


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World Events (6)


Age 31

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · Battle of Sullivan's Island

Age 31

On June 28, 1776, the Battle of Sullivan's Island takes place on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. Since it is so close to Charelston, the battle is sometimes referred to as the First Siege of Charleston. This is the first time that the Americans had a victory against a land and sea attack by the British.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 41

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

Dutch (Van der Horst): topographic name from Middle Dutch horst ‘brushwood’, ‘shrubs’, indicating a place that was overgrown, or possibly even a house bearing a stork's nest (storks’ nests are large and untidy). Horst occurs as a placename in just about every province of the Netherlands.

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

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