Elizabeth Jane Lee

9 December 1835–1875 (Age 39)
Shelby, Indiana, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Jane

When Elizabeth Jane Lee was born on 9 December 1835, in Shelby, Indiana, United States, her father, John James Lee, was 30 and her mother, Nancy Jane Laymon, was 26. She married William Albert Been on 24 January 1853, in Whitehall, Owen, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Clay Township, Owen, Indiana, United States for about 20 years. She died in 1875, at the age of 40.

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Family Time Line

William Albert Been
1823–1906
Elizabeth Jane Lee
1835–1875
Marriage: 24 January 1853
John W Been
1856–
James Marvin Been
1859–1939
Nancy C. Been
1860–
Stephen A. Been
1860–
Rosanna Been
1867–1947
Cora Elizabeth Been
1870–
William Henry Been
1875–1967

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 January 1853
Whitehall, Owen, Indiana, United States
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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 1

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1846

Age 11

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a meadow or a patch of arable land, Middle English lee, lea, from Old English lēa, dative case (used after a preposition) of lēah, which originally meant ‘wood’ or ‘glade’.2 English: habitational name from any of the many places named with Old English lēah ‘wood’, ‘glade’, as for example Lee in Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Kent, and Shropshire, and Lea in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, and Wiltshire.3 Irish: reduced Americanized form of Ó Laoidhigh ‘descendant of Laoidheach’, a personal name derived from laoidh ‘poem’, ‘song’ (originally a byname for a poet).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eliza A Been in household of Wm A Been, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Eliza A Lee in household of James Lee, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Eliza Ann Lee in entry for John W Bean and Linnie Montgomery, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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