1850 Elizabeth is shown as the head of the household. The children in the household are Catharine (18, b. Ohio), Andrew (13, b. Ohio), Susanah (11, b. Ohio), Isaac (10, b. Ohio), Sarah (8, b. Ohio) and David (6, b. Illinois). A point to note: her place of birth is given as Massachusetts
1880 She is living with her son, Andrew, and his family in Meacham, Illinois.
She was originally attached to John B Courson as her second husband, but the research done by Steve Courson shows that she never married again.
↑ 1.01.1 Powell, L. Shanafelt. (1994). Early Shanafelt family; p. 64. Provo, Utah: Stevenson's Genealogy Center.
↑ This date is set before the birth of their first child, Catherina
↑ "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M85Z-3WJ : accessed 23 September 2015), Elizabeth Corson, Marion county, Marion, Illinois, United States; citing family 966, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
↑ "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXVP-HV5 : accessed 23 September 2015), Elizabeth Coursan in household of Andrew Coursan, Meacham, Marion, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district 111, sheet 38B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0234; FHL microfilm 1,254,234.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Elizabeth by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Elizabeth: