Louisa Besse

18 September 1802–6 October 1830 (Age 28)
Wayne, Kennebec, Maine, United States

The Life of Louisa

When Louisa Besse was born on 18 September 1802, her father, Reuben Besse Jr., was 32 and her mother, Celia Burgess, was 21. She died on 6 October 1830, in Wayne, Kennebec, Maine, United States, at the age of 28.

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Family Time Line

Reuben Besse Jr.
1770–1864
Celia Burgess
1780–1866
Haskal Besse
1800–1827
Louisa Besse
1802–1830
Hannah Ann Besse
1804–1840
Celia Besse
1805–1875
Celia Besse
1806–1878
Carolina Besse
1807–1812
Ebenezer Besse
1807–1890
William Besse
1810–1887
Caroline Besse
1812–1817
Mary Besse
1813–1882
Alexander Hamilton Besse
1818–1863
Keziah Besse
1818–1851
Thomas B. Besse
1823–1907
Harriet C. Besse
1825–

Parents and Siblings

    Male1770–1864Male

    Celia Burgess

    Female1780–1866Female

siblings

(14)

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World Events (3)

1803

Age 1

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

Age 1

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.
1804 · Whitehead Light

Age 2

In 1804, President Thomas Jefferson authorized the creation of a light station on Whitehead Island. The light house went into service by 1807. It is the third-oldest light house in Maine. Whitehead Light still exists as the private property of Pine Island Camp, a non-profit organization.

Name Meaning

Southern French: topographic name for someone who lived by a birch tree or in a birch wood, from Late Latin bettia ‘birch wood’, a word of Gaulish origin.

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

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