Elizabeth Toppar

1820–1855 (Age 35)
Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Toppar was born about 1820, her father, Joseph Toppan, was 22 and her mother, Jerusha, was 22. She married Joseph Warren Morse on 23 November 1846, in Massachusetts, United States. She died on 10 July 1855, in Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 35.

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Elizabeth Toppar
Joseph Warren Morse
Marriage: 23 November 1846

Spouse & Children

23 November 1846
Massachusetts, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Joseph Toppan


  • Jerusha




World Events (5)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 0

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1820 · Making Land more affordable

Age 0

"The United States law requiring full payment at the time of purchase and registration of any land. to help encourage sales and make land more affordable, Congress reduced the minimum price of dollar per acre and the minimum size that could be purchased. Most of this land for sale was located on the frontier which was then ""The West"". This Act was good for many Americans, but it was also over used by wealthy investors."
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 10

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

German (Töpper):1. variant of Toepfer . 2. habitational name from Topper, a place near Krossen, Brandenburg. 3. possibly an occupational name from Sorbian topár ‘stoker’, or from topor ‘axe handle’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth T. Morse, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Elizabeth Toppan, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Elizabeth Toppan, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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