Elizabeth Wakefield

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Wakefield was born in December 1811, in Nelson, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States, her father, Matthew Wakefield, was 23 and her mother, Rebecca Heady, was 25. She died on 28 August 1813, at the age of 1, and was buried in Bloomfield, Nelson, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Matthew Wakefield
1788–1870
Rebecca Heady
1786–1835
Elnora “Ellen” Wakefield
1806–1839
James Heady Wakefield
1810–1909
Elizabeth Wakefield
1811–1813
Jane Wakefield
1813–1815
Mary Mahala Wakefield
1814–1857
Marcus Alexander Wakefield
1816–1883
John Banks Wakefield
1819–1851
William Banks Wakefield
1819–1835
Thomas S. Wakefield
1821–1835
Mathew Washington Wakefield
1822–1892
Robert A. Wakefield
1825–1835
Stillwell H. Wakefield
1829–1897
John Wakefield
1835–

Sources (1)

  • Elizabeth Wakefield, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (2)

1812

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the city of Wakefield in Yorkshire and from Wakefield Lawn in Potterspury (Northamptonshire). Both are named from the Old English personal name Waca or Old English wacu ‘wake, festival’ + feld ‘open country’.

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

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