Elizabeth Marie Gant

Sand Creek Township, Bartholomew, Indiana, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Marie

When Elizabeth Marie Gant was born in 1841, in Sand Creek Township, Bartholomew, Indiana, United States, her father, Newton Marshall Gant Sr., was 38 and her mother, Jane Stuckey, was 32. She married John A. Blacketter on 4 October 1857, in Bartholomew, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Sand Creek MM, Bartholomew, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Columbus Township, Bartholomew, Indiana, United States in 1860.

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John A. Blacketter
Elizabeth Marie Gant
Marriage: 4 October 1857
James Blacketter

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4 October 1857
Bartholomew, Indiana, United States


    James Blacketter


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World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 0

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.

Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 31

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

1 French and English: metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of gloves, from Old French gant ‘glove’ (of Germanic origin).2 German: of uncertain origin. In the south, it may be a topographic name from Middle High German gant ‘scree’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word. Compare Gander . It could also be a metonymic occupational name for an auctioneer from Middle High German gant ‘auction’ ( see Ganter 1), for which a glove (gantus, French gant) was set up as a sign (see 1). A third possibility is that it is a variant of Gans , from Low German gante ‘goose’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Elizabeth Blackester in household of John Blackester, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth M Gant in household of Jane Gant, "United States Census, 1850"

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