Louisa Latrobe

Female 1808 - 1808  (0 years)


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  • Name Louisa Latrobe 
    Burial 1808  Congressional Cem, Washington, District of Columbia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 1808  Washington, District of Columbia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Born 02 Sep 1808  Washington, District of Columbia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Died 02 Sep 1808  Washington, District of Columbia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Louisa Latrobe was stillborn.
    Person ID I111  mytree
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2016 

    Father Benjamin Henry Latrobe,   b. 01 May 1764, Fulneck, Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Sep 1820, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Mary Elizabeth Hazlehurst,   b. 01 Jan 1771, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1841, Mount Holly, Burlington, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 02 May 1800  [3
    Notes 
    • They were married at her father's house in Philadelphia, PA by the Right Reverend Dr. White, the Episcopal Bishop.

      While Benjamin Henry Latrobe was working on the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal in 1805, the family was living in Wilmington, Delaware. They had a nurse, maid and housekeeper, Catherine McCausland, who was called 'Kitty'. They moved to a small log house on Ironhill near Elkton, MD for July, August and September 1805 as the children were subject to 'summer complaint' - dysentery which at that time was very frequently fatal. The house was near the canal where they could see both the Chesapeake Bay and the Delaware River 20 miles apart.

      On Christmas Eve, 1815 the Latrobe family was living in Washington when there was a sudden tragedy - the accidental death of the loyal Kitty McCausland. Benjamin Henry, Mary and Julia had gone off to church, leaving the two boys and Kitty alone in the house. The boys were upstairs when suddenly they heard a scream from below; they rushed to the kitchen and found Kitty moaning in a chair by the fire, all her clothes burned off and their remains still smoking on the floor. They rushed for help from a neighbor who helped to get her upstairs and into bed and gave her what crude first aid they could as the others returned, but it was too late and she died that evening. She had been with the family for thirteen years, and this was a grievous loss to all the family.
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1808 - Washington, District of Columbia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S57] Find A Grave.

    2. [S128] The Correspondence and Miscellaneous Papers of Benjamin Henry Latrobe,Vol. 2, 1805-1810, James C. Van Horne, Editor, (Name: Yale University Press, New Haven and London 1986;), Page 656.

    3. [S20] Benjamin Henry Latrobe, Talbot Hamlin, (Name: Oxford University Press; Location: New York; Date: 1955;), Page 142..


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