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Eliza Lewis

1764-1804

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, December 26, 2011
1. Eliza Lewis Marker
Inscription.  First wife of Wm.C.C. Claiborne, first American governor of Louisiana. Also memorialized here are her son and her brother, Micajah Green Lewis, who died in a duel defending the honor of his brother-in-law, Benjamin Latrobe, noted architect, designed the memorial.
 
Erected 1984 by New Orleans Archdiocesan Cemeteries.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWomen.
 
Location. 29° 57.582′ N, 90° 4.31′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker can be reached from Basin Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 429 Basin Street, New Orleans LA 70112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Protestant Section (here, next to this marker); In the Protestant Section (here, next to this marker); Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); Claiborne Tomb (a few steps from this marker); Closures – Grillwork (within shouting distance of this marker); Orleans Battalion of Artillery
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By Barry Swackhamer, December 26, 2011
2. Eliza Lewis Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Bernard de Marigny (within shouting distance of this marker); Homer Adolph Plessy (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
More about this marker. Eliza Lewis is buried in the Protestant Section of the St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. This marker is located in Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1. St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is bound by Basin, St. Louis, Conti and Treme Streets with the main entrance on Basin Street. Established in 1789 it is the oldest extant cemetery in New Orleans.
 
Regarding Eliza Lewis. Clarisse Duralde, the second wife of Governor W.C.C. Claiborne, is buried nearby in the Catholic section of the cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 697 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 15, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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