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Lucy Bakewell Audubon
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Birth: Jan. 18, 1787
Derby
Derbyshire, England
Death: Jun. 18, 1874
Shelbyville
Shelby County
Kentucky, USA

AUDUBON, Lucy Bakewell, educator, philanthropist. Born in the English Midlands, January 18, 1787; daughter of William Bakewell and Lucy Green. Immigrated to the United States, 1801, met and married John James Audubon, 1808. Early years of marriage were spent on Kentucky frontier where two sons, Victor Gifford b. 1809 and John Woodhouse 1812 were born. Financial ruin in 1819 brought Lucy to accept the role of family provider in order to free Audubon for work on The Birds of America. Arrived in Louisiana in 1821, began work as tutor in New Orleans; from 1823 to 1830 she conducted classes for young ladies, first at Beech Woods, and then at Beech Grove Plantation in West Feliciana Parish where she taught many of the daughters of the most prestigious families. Her determination and savings allowed Audubon to complete and to publish The Birds which restored the family's fortunes—fortunes that Lucy lived to see lost once again. Died, Shelbyville, Ky., June 18, 1874. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Bakewell (1759 - 1821)
  Lucy Green Bakewell (1765 - 1804)
 
 Spouse:
  John James Audubon (1785 - 1851)
 
 Children:
  Victor Gifford Audubon (1809 - 1860)*
  John Woodhouse Audubon (1812 - 1862)*
  Lucy Audubon (1815 - 1817)*
  Rosa Audubon (1819 - 1820)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Plot: FamilyTomb
 
Created by: Zombie finder
Record added: Jun 23, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 112750199
 


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