Elizabeth Leisure

about 1832–20 March 1859 (Age 27)
United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Leisure was born about 1832, in United States, her father, William Leasure or Lasure or Leisure, was 48 and her mother, Mary Polly Staunton or Stanton, was 36. She married Nathan Lewis about 1850, in Garrard, Clay, Kentucky, United States. She died on 20 March 1859, in Garrard, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 27.

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Family Time Line

Nathan Lewis
1795–
Elizabeth Leisure
1832–1859
Marriage: about 1850

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1850
Garrard, Clay, Kentucky, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

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World Events (4)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 0

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

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.
1846

Age 14

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

Name Meaning

Probably of French origin: see Leasure .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Elizabeth Lewis in entry for Nathan Lewis, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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