Elizabeth Pursley1,2,3

ID# 14765, (abt 1808 - )

Key Events:

Birth: about 1808, Kentucky4,5,6
Marriage: Addison Mims, 15 Apr 1828, Christian Co., Kentucky1,2
Marriage: Henry Lander, 18 Nov 1833, Trigg Co., Kentucky2,7,8

Spouse:Addison Mims (about 1805 - between 1830 and 1833)
     Children:

No children of Addison and Elizabeth have been found.

Spouse:Henry Lander (1794 - 28 Nov 1862)
     Children:

  • Letitia Lander19 (abt 1835 - )
  • Susan J. Lander19 (abt 1837 - )
  • Henry F. Lander19 (abt 1839 - )
  • Mary Lander19,20,21 (abt 1841 - )
  • John Lander19,20 (abt 1843 - )
  • Mariam Lander19 (abt 1845 - )
  • Nancy E. Lander19,20,21 (abt 1847 - )
  • Nathaniel Charles Lander19,20,21 (abt Jul 1849 - )
ChartsDescendants of Linah and Rebeccah (Davis) Mims

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Elizabeth Pursley was born about 1808 in Kentucky.4,5,6
     A marriage bond was posted for Elizabeth and Addison Mims, son of Linah Mims and Rebeccah Davis, on 15 Apr 1828 in Christian Co., Kentucky. No return was posted in the record, but they were apparently subsequently married as she was later recorded as his widow.1,2
     Her husband died between 1830 and 1833.9
     A marriage bond was posted for Elizabeth and Henry Lander, son of William Lander and Letitia Strode, on 18 Nov 1833 in Trigg Co., Kentucky. No return was posted in the record, but they were apparently subsequently married as they are recorded as husband and wife in later records.2,7,8
     She was probably the female age 30 to 40 listed in the household of her husband, Henry Lander, in the 1840 Federal Census of Trigg Co., Kentucky.10
     Elizabeth and Henry appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Trigg Co., Kentucky, enumerated 16 Aug 1850, reporting real estate valued at $2,000. Their children Letitia, Susan, Henry, Mary, John, Mariam, Nancy and Nathaniel were listed as living with them. There were also five slaves in the household, four females aged 11 to 44, and a one-year-old male.11,12
     Elizabeth and Henry moved to Illinois before 1855, where they operated a boarding house.13 They appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Nashville, Washington Co., Illinois, enumerated 11 Aug 1860, reporting real estate valued at $5,000 and personal property of $1,000. Their children Mary, John, Nancy and Nathaniel were listed as living with them. Five boarders were also listed: John Gordan, age 28, a mason from Scotland, and four laborers: Cornelius Croin, age 23, Walter McHenry, age 35, and John Higgins, age 30, all from Ireland, and George Clayton, age 17, from Illinois.14
     Henry died on 28 Nov 1862 in Washington Co., Illinois.15
     After the death of her husband Elizabeth moved to St. Louis with her younger children. In 1864 she was listed in the city directory as living at 63 Morgan St., working as a seamstress out of her home. She does not appear in any later edition of the directory.16
     She did appear on the 1870 Federal Census of St. Louis, St. Louis Co., Missouri, enumerated 23 Jun 1870, reporting no real estate, but $300 in personal estate. Her children Mary, Nancy and Nathaniel were listed as living with her.17
     Elizabeth's son Nathaniel was listed as boarding at the St. Charles Hotel in St. Louis in the 1875 city directory, suggesting she may have died by then. No further record has been found of either of them.18

Citations

  1. [S7393] Marriage Bonds, Christian Co., Kentucky, 1:93, no. 877, Addison Mims and Elizabeth Pursley.
  2. [S7394] Marriage Docket, Trigg Co., Kentucky, 1:47, no. 459, Henry Lander and Elizabeth Mims.
  3. [S7395] Henry Lander household, 1850 U.S. Census, Trigg Co., Kentucky, shows name as Elizabeth Lander.
  4. [S7395] Henry Lander household, 1850 U.S. Census, Trigg Co., Kentucky, shows age 42 and state.
  5. [S7396] Henry Lander household, 1860 U.S. Census, Washington Co., Illinois, shows age 52 and state.
  6. [S7397] Elizabeth Lander household, 1870 U.S. Census, St. Louis Co., Missouri, shows age 62 and state.
  7. [S7395] Henry Lander household, 1850 U.S. Census, Trigg Co., Kentucky, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  8. [S7396] Henry Lander household, 1860 U.S. Census, Washington Co., Illinois, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  9. [S7394] Marriage Docket, Trigg Co., Kentucky, 1:47, no. 459, Henry Lander and Elizabeth Mims, shows she remarried 18 Nov 1833.
  10. [S7399] Henry Lander household, 1840 U.S. Census, Trigg Co., Kentucky.
  11. [S7395] Henry Lander household, 1850 U.S. Census, Trigg Co., Kentucky.
  12. [S7398] Henry Lander, owner, 1850 U.S. Census, Trigg Co., Kentucky, slave schedule.
  13. [S7396] Henry Lander household, 1860 U.S. Census, Washington Co., Illinois, shows his occupation as boarding house.
  14. [S7396] Henry Lander household, 1860 U.S. Census, Washington Co., Illinois.
  15. [S7403] Clift, Remember the Raisin!, pg 143, shows date, county, and state.
  16. [S6934] Edwards' Directory of St. Louis, 1864, pg 348.
  17. [S7397] Elizabeth Lander household, 1870 U.S. Census, St. Louis Co., Missouri.
  18. [S6405] Gould's St. Louis City Directory, 1875, pg 541.
  19. [S7395] Henry Lander household, 1850 U.S. Census, Trigg Co., Kentucky, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  20. [S7396] Henry Lander household, 1860 U.S. Census, Washington Co., Illinois, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  21. [S7397] Elizabeth Lander household, 1870 U.S. Census, St. Louis Co., Missouri, shows them apparently living as parent and child.