Family History Through The Alphabet Challenge: The Letter “A”
The lovely folk at Gould Genealogy have issued a challenge to genealogists and family historians. Their idea is The ‘Family History Through the Alphabet’ Challenge We will work our way through the alphabet, using one letter each week and discuss anything relating to our family history starting with that letter. This week, being Week 1 is the letter A.
ELIZABETH ANDERSON is my 3 x Great Grandmother. She was born in Lanarkshire, Scotland in 1831 to parents, DAVID ANDERSON and JANE DRUMMOND. Elizabeth married ANDREW LOUDEN in 1852 at Old Monkland, Lanarkshire and later that year they set sail for Australia on the ship ABERFOYLE. Andrew and Elizabeth started out their new life around the Geelong area, in Victoria. But it wasn’t long before they began farming outside Ballarat. They had a large family of 12 children, 8 boys and 4 girls. These children all lived to a relatively old age which was quite unusual for the times. When their farming days were over, the family settled in Queen Street, Sebastapol. Elizabeth died in Ballarat on January 11, 1905 at age 74. Husband Andrew lived for another three years until his death in April 1908. Elizabeth and Andrew are buried at The Old Ballarat Cemetery, Ballarat,Victoria