Elizabeth Gammon

1844–
Antwerp Township, Van Buren, Michigan, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

Elizabeth Gammon was born in 1844, in Antwerp Township, Van Buren, Michigan, United States. She married Foster Johnson on 2 April 1865, in Mattawan, Van Buren, Michigan, United States.

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Foster Johnson
1801–1881
Elizabeth Gammon
1844–
Marriage: 2 April 1865

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 April 1865
Mattawan, Van Buren, Michigan, United States

World Events (3)

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:1. variant of Game . 2. from Anglo-Norman French gambon ‘ham’, a diminutive of gambe, Norman-Picard form of Old French jambe ‘leg’ (Late Latin gamba), hence probably a nickname for someone with some peculiarity of the legs or gait.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Gammon, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
  • Elizabeth Gammon, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
  • Elizabeth Gammon, "Michigan, Marriages, 1822-1995"

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