Name: Eleanor Espasie ?Ellen? CHEVALLIER
Birth: 19 AUG 1805 in Fredericktown, Madison Co, MO
Death: 7 JAN 1888
Burial: Mt. Gilead Methodist Episcopal Cem., Fredericktown, Mo.
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Change Date: 10 OCT 2015
From her father-in-law?s family Bible:
Eleanor Espasie Chevallier, b 1805, daug of Pierre and Pelagie Chevallier
John, b July 6, 1829
Julius Evaniste Ambros Brookes, b Dec. 7, 1830.
"Brookes, Mrs. Elenor E. Chevallier, wife of Walter H. Brookes was born in Fredericktown (then called St. Michael) August 19th, 1805, and died at the old Brookes homestead farm, 7 miles east of town Jan. 7th 1888, aged 82 years, 4 months and 18 days.
"Her father, Pierre Chevallier was a native of Canada and her mother, Pelagie, whose maiden name was LaChance, was a native of Kaskaskia, Illinois. She was married to her surviving husband in 1824, and became the mother of 9 children, all of whom lived to their majority. She leaves five children, the youngest of whom is about 38 years of age and 14 grandchildren, the oldest of whom is about 28 years of age, all of whom with her husband, in the 90th year of his age, one sister and a host of relatives are left to mourn her death.
"Mother Brookes joined the Methodist Episcopal church about 29 years ago, and lived in that faith until her death. Her remains were buried in the Mount Gilead M.E. Church cemetery, about one mile from the farm on Jan -----88.
"The life of this good woman is of much historic interest. She lived her whole life, with the exception of a very short time spent in Greenville, Mo., within 7 miles of Fredericktown. She saw all the Presidents of the United States except Washington and Adams. She was born in the wilderness, but lived to see it all thickly peopled and witnessed the dawn and growth of steam, the railway and the electric telegraph. Her life spanned our whole history as a nation, except its Revolutionary war, and the administration of Washington and Adams. She was a strong, tall, hearty woman, fitted by nature to have been born in the age and under the circumstances in which she lived. Each era had that deep interest and significance for her.
"Her most striking traits of character were a remarkable firmness and yet she was very kind, loving home and her children, husband and family ardently, and withal being a modest, unabtrusive person, ever kindly considerate of the sorrows and woes of her friends and neighbors."
Buried at Mt. Gilead Methodist Episcopal Cem. , Fredericktown, Mo.
Brookes, Walter - May 7 1798 - Jan 15, 1892
Brookes, Ellen - Aug 18, 1805 - Jan 7, 1888
Brookes, Ellen Eleanor 18 Aug 1805-7 Jan 1888 D/O Peter Chevalier & Pelagie (LaChance) Mar: Walter Brookes
See web listing at:
Find A Grave Memorial# 52224183
Father: Pierre Joseph CHEVALLIER b: ABT 1759 in Illinois
Mother: Pelagie CAILLOT b: 25 DEC 1775 in Kaskaskia, Illinois
Walter Harwood BROOKES b: 7 MAY 1798 in Prince George Co, Maryland
in Fredericktown, Madison Co, MO
- John BROOKES b: 6 JUL 1829
- Jules Evaniste Ambros BROOKES b: 7 DEC 1831
- Benjamin Franklin BROOKES b: 1834 in Madison Co, Mo
- Richard BROOKES b: 26 APR 1838 in Madison Co, Mo
- Gilbert L. BROOKES b: 1842 in Madison Co, Mo
- Mary E. BROOKES b: 1844
- Louisa Maria BROOKES b: 1845 in Madison Co, Mo
- Walter H. BROOKES b: 21 JAN 1847 in Madison Co, Mo
- Augustus Chevallier BROOKES b: 21 NOV 1849 in Madison Co, Mo