Elizabeth L Dubois

Brief Life History of Elizabeth L

When Elizabeth L Dubois was born on 25 August 1823, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Robert DuBois, was 33 and her mother, Jane Johnson, was 33. She married Benjamin Rush Lamb on 26 September 1842, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1850 and lived in West Bountiful Election Precinct, Davis, Utah, United States in 1900 and West Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States in 1910. She died on 22 July 1911, in Woods Cross, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Bountiful Memorial Park, Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States.

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George Davis Grant
Elizabeth L Dubois
Marriage: 2 February 1851
Pauline Grant
Charles Albert Grant
David Grant
Georgiana Grant
Andrew Grant

Sources (26)

  • Elizabeth L Lamb in household of Chloe Grant, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elizabeth Debois Grant, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
  • Elizabeth DeBois in entry for Pauline Grant, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.


The Camden & Amboy railroad was completed in 1833. It made transportation between New York City and Philadelphia possible within a 7-hour time-frame. This advancement led to dozens of other companies opening railroad lines during the 1800's.


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

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: French Andre, Armand, Normand, Jacques, Pierre, Fernand, Marcel, Emile, Lucien, Michel, Alain, Luc.

French, Walloon, and English (of French Huguenot origin): topographic name, with fused preposition and definite article du ‘from the’, for someone living or working in a wood (see Bois ), or a habitational name for someone from any of several places in various parts of France and in Belgium (Wallonia) named Le Bois. This is the most frequent surname in Wallonia. It is also found in the Flemish part of Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, and Haiti. In both England and North America it is sometimes translated into English as Wood . Compare Deboe , Debois , Deboy , Duboise , and Dubose .

History: This surname is listed (in the form Du Bois) in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors and also in the similar register of the Huguenot Society of America. One of the several Huguenot ancestors bearing this name was Chrétien Du Bois from Flanders, whose son, Louis Du Bois (born 1626 in Lille, France, died 1696 in Kingston, NY), was among the Huguenots who founded the town of New Paltz, NY 1675–78.

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

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Elizabeth Dubois Lamb Grant (history)

Elizabeth was born in Pennsylvania in 1823. She was the fifth child in a family of twelve children. When she was seventeen years old she became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- …

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