Elizabeth Boutwell

1799–1873 (Age 74)
Lyndeborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Boutwell was born on 8 February 1799, in Lyndeborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Nehemiah Boutwell, was 24 and her mother, Elizabeth Cleaves Jones, was 22. She married Jesse Pearsons on 16 February 1826, in Lyndeborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She died on 2 August 1873, in Lyndeborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Center Cemetery, Hudson, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States.

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Elizabeth Boutwell
Jesse Pearsons
Marriage: 16 February 1826
Thurston Pearsons
John Kimball Pearsons
William T B Pearsons

Spouse & Children

16 February 1826
Lyndeborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States


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World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1808 · Concord Becomes the Capital

Age 9

In 1808, Concord became the capital of New Hampshire. It was originally the Penacook Plantation given to the state by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 20

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

Possibly English: unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • William T B Pearsons, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Betsey Boutwell, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Elizabeth Boutwell, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"

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