Elizabeth Gilbert

2 October 1802–5 June 1861 (Age 58)
Devon, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

Elizabeth Gilbert was born on 2 October 1802, in Devon, England, United Kingdom. She married William Edwards on 15 August 1833, in Dartmouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. She died on 5 June 1861, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Edwards
1810–1883
Elizabeth Gilbert
1802–1861
Marriage: 15 August 1833
Stephen Edwards
1842–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 August 1833Dartmouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (1)

    World Events (8)

    1803
    Age 1
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron
    Age 6
    The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 17
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin), French, and German: from the personal name Giselbert, composed of the ancient Germanic elements gīsil ‘pledge, hostage, noble youth’ (see Giesel ) + berht ‘bright, famous’. This personal name enjoyed considerable popularity in England during the Middle Ages, partly as a result of the fame of Saint Gilbert of Sempringham (1085–1189), the founder of the only native English monastic order.Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.History: The Devon family of Gilbert can be traced to Geoffrey Gilbert (died 1349), who represented Totnes in Parliament in 1326. His descendants included Sir Humphrey Gilbert (died 1583), who discovered Newfoundland. — Étienne Gilbert from Aulnay in Vienne, France, married Marguerite Thibault in Neuville, QC, in 1683. Louis Gilbert dit Comtois from Besançon in Doubs married Anne Jacques in Charlesbourg, QC, in 1722. Pierre Gilbert from Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire in Charente, France, married Marie-Angélique Dufour in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, QC, in 1756. Charles Dupuis dit Gilbert from Rosnay in Indre, France, married Marie-Jeanne Brunet in Sainte-Foy, QC, in 1741.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Gieseke
    Giliberto
    Gipp
    Gilbertson
    Giesel
    Gilb
    Gibert
    Giese
    Gibby
    Gebbie
    Guilbert

    Sources (22)

    • Elizabeth Edwards in household of William Edwards, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Eliza Gilbert, Spinster in entry for William Edwards, Bachelor, "England, Devon and Cornwall Marriages, 1660-1912"
    • Elizabeth Edwards, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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