Louisa Bessey

16 August 1800–1 May 1856 (Age 55)
Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Louisa

When Louisa Bessey was born on 16 August 1800, in Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Joshua Besse, was 32 and her mother, Betsey Roper, was 32. She married Benjamin Dean on 2 October 1817, in Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 1 May 1856, in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 55.

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Benjamin Dean
Louisa Bessey
Marriage: 2 October 1817
Joshua Dean
Fanny P. Dean

Spouse and Children

    Benjamin Dean



2 October 1817
Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States


    Joshua Dean


    Fanny P. Dean


Parents and Siblings



+8 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 3

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 19

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

French: habitational name from places in Côte-d'Or and Loire named Bessey, from the Romano-Gallic estate Bassiacum, from the Roman personal name Bassius + the locative suffix -acum.

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

Sources (3)

  • Lydia Sisson, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Louisa Bessey, "Massachusetts Town Records, ca. 1638-1961"
  • Louisa in entry for Ezra Quimby and Cordelia M. Bradford, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"

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