Elizabeth Tossawa

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Tossawa was born in 1696, in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States, her father, Johan Olofsson Tassawa, was 35 and her mother, Annika Mannson, was 21. She married Hendrick Stedham on 20 January 1716, in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 9 November 1717, in her hometown, at the age of 21, and was buried in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States.

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Hendrick Stedham
Elizabeth Tossawa
Marriage: 20 January 1716
Johannes Stedham

Sources (19)

  • Elisabeth Tossawa, "Delaware Marriages and Marriage Licenses, 1683-1894"
  • Elizabeth Stedham, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Elizabeth Tossawa in entry for Hindrich Stedham, "Delaware Vital Records, 1650-1974"

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World Events (2)

1698 · Pirates Sail Along Delaware

From 1698-1700 pirates including Captain Kidd sailed along Delaware. Most of their activity was in New Jersey and Philadelphia.

1701 · Three Lower Counties

From the Beginning of Delaware it was known as the three lower counties. It wouldn't be until 1787, that it would become known as Delaware

Name Meaning

The usual spelling of Elisabeth in English. It is recorded in the medieval period, but was made popular by being borne by Queen Elizabeth I of England ( 1533–1603 ). In the 20th century it again became extremely fashionable, partly because it was the name of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon ( 1900–2002 ), who in 1936 became Queen Elizabeth as the wife of King George VI, and after his death in 1952 achieved great public affection as Queen Mother for nearly half a century. Even more influentially, it is the name of her daughter Queen Elizabeth II ( b. 1926 ).

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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