Elizabeth BAPTISTE

Female 1786 - 1878  (92 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth BAPTISTE 
    Born 26 Jan 1786  Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 13 Dec 1878  Salem, Washington County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Salem Crown Hill Cemetery, Salem, Washington County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From the Salem Democrat, Wed 18 Dec 1878:
      Elizabeth Baptiste DePauw died at the residence of her daughter, Malinda F. Keys on the night of Dec. 13th 1878. Mrs. Elizabeth DePauw, widow of Gen. John DePauw, aged nin-two years, ten months and 17 days. Thus has passed from our midst the oldest resident of our town, and perhaps the oldest resident of the county. Her maiden name was Elizabeth Baptiste, and she was born in Licoln County, Kentucky, January 26th, 1786. She married John DePauw in the same county, July 11th, 1895. After her marriage, they located in Casey County, Kentucky, where they resided until the winter of 1808-9, when the allurements of the Northwest Territory induced them to cross the Ohio River and settle in what is now Washington County, and atthat time Harrison County. It was in January, 1809, that they arrived at what is now the farm of Henry Schlagel, just south east of Salem, across the creek, and which for long years was known as the Hattabough farm. Here they erected the usual frontier cabin and placed their little goods therein. At that time not a single settler was nearer than Rice's slick, unless it was Andrew Pitts. Salem was a dense forest. They resided at their humble cabin until after Washington County was laid out, and the county seat located at Salem.

      Salem was laid out in 1814, and Gen. John DePauw was appointed agent by the Territorial legislature to lay off the town into lots and sell them. He purchased a whole block on west hill, and there erected a residence, being the first building on that side of the creek for a family residence. Here the family lived until 1838, when General DePauw died and was buried from that house with Masonic honors. At this same place his widow died, having survived him forty years and eleven months. Ten children were born to them, two of whom only survive: Washington C. DePauw and Mrs. Malinda F. Keys. The others passed on before the mother to the other shore and the bright beyond.

      Mrs. DePauw was an exemplary woman in all the walks of life. But few are left who knew her sixty-five years. Mrs. John McMahan, John W. Reyman, Mrs. Elias Davis and perhaps two or three more knew her in those days, and all with one accord speak of her many virtues and her upright and Christian life. Those who are now being called old recollect her well fifty years ago, when she was always the same kind and affectionate person she was from the time she became a resident of this section of country.

      Mrs. DePauw became converted to Christianity and untied witht the Baptist Church in Lincoln Couny, Kentucky in 1806 or 1807. In May 1814 she united with the Sharon Baptist Church and was dismissed by letter from that church in June 1820. In 1822 she went into the organization of Mill Creek Baptist Church. In January, 1829, she went into the organization of the Salem Baptist Church, where she ramined a member until 1866 at which time she removed to New Albany to live with her son Washington C. DePauw. But she did not like city life and preferred the old home, where for more than sixty years she had passed her life. While in New Albany she bacame a member of Bank Street Baptist Church, and in June 1876 she returned her membership to Salem Baptist Church of which she was a member at the time of her death. As a church member she lived an exemplary life and died in full confidence in her Lord and master. Seldom, if ever, do we read of a person being a member of church for more than seventy years, the age allotted to man by the psalmist. Hers was a remarkable life. Her funeral took place from the Baptist Church Monday afternoon.

      What events have transpired since her birth? The constitution of the Union adopted the Floridas, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, California, Oregon, Arkansas, Missouri, and several territories have been added to the Union. She has seen the rise and fall of the great Napoleon, and of the third Napoleon; seen the second war of Independence fought and gained; seen her country pass through a terrible revolution, and quiet and peace restored, and last, but not least, has seen this whole country brought under the influence of the Christian religion.

      From Jeff Carmel:
      elizabeth baptiste was born in january 1786 in danville, ky., the daughter of jean baptiste and an unknown wife. jean baptiste married hannah shuck in april, 1790 and they had two children, margaret (b. 1791) and sarah or sallie (b. 1794). all i know about sarah/sallie is that she married benjamin durham. as for margaret, she married jonathan ford and had four children, one of whom, john b. ford, was my great-great grandfather and a first cousin of washington c. depauw.
      regards,
      jc

      jeff Carmel
      jcarmel@ucsd.edu
    Person ID I9191  My Family Tree | Wade Side
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2010 

    Father Jean BAPTISTE,   b. Abt 1752, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Unknown Unknown 
    Married Bef 1790 
    Family ID F3406  Group Sheet

    Family General John DEPAUW,   b. 11 Mar 1785, Lincoln County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1838, Grand Gulf, Claiborne County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 5 Jul 1850  Lincoln County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Rachel DEPAUW
     2. Ann DEPAUW
     3. Elizabeth Margaret DEPAUW
     4. Rosanna DEPAUW,   b. 1812,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +5. Malinda F. DEPAUW,   b. 10 Aug 1817, Salem, Washington County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1891, Salem, Washington County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +6. Washington Charles DEPAUW,   b. 4 Jan 1822, Salem, Washington County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1887, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 28 Jun 2008 
    Family ID F3044  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Jan 1786 - Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Jul 1850 - Lincoln County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Dec 1878 - Salem, Washington County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Salem Crown Hill Cemetery, Salem, Washington County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Elizabeth Baptiste DePauw
    Elizabeth Baptiste DePauw
    Wife of General John DePauw

    Histories
    Old DePauw Portraits Found
    Old DePauw Portraits Found
    The Indianapolis News Saturday, May 7, 1921