Elizabeth Brewster

1838–1894 (Age 56)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

Elizabeth Brewster was born in 1838, in Ohio, United States. She married Austin Melvin on 27 November 1858, in Allegan, Allegan, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Michigan, United States in 1870 and Bloomingdale Township, Van Buren, Michigan, United States in 1880. She died in 1894, in Bloomingdale, Van Buren, Michigan, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Bloomingdale, Van Buren, Michigan, United States.

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Austin Melvin
Elizabeth Brewster
Marriage: 27 November 1858
George W. Melvin
James A. Melvin

Spouse and Children

27 November 1858
Allegan, Allegan, Michigan, United States


World Events (8)


Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 9

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.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 22

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: occupational name for a brewer of beer or ale, from Old English brēowan ‘to brew’. Brewer is the usual term in southern England, while Brewster is mainly midland, northern, and Scottish.

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

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  • Elizabeth Melvin in household of Austin Melvin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elisabeth Melven in household of Austin Melven, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Elizabeth Melvin in household of Austin Melvin, "United States Census, 1860"

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