James P Byington

23 June 1826–1899 (Age 72)
Cairo, Greene, New York, United States

The Life of James P

When James P Byington was born on 23 June 1826, in Cairo, Greene, New York, United States, his father, Rufus Spencer Byington, was 48 and his mother, Cynthia King, was 39. He married Sarah Sally Higgins about 1847. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Leyden, Lewis, New York, United States in 1865 and Shandaken, Shandaken, Ulster, New York, United States in 1880. He died in 1899, at the age of 73.

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James P Byington
Sarah Sally Higgins
Marriage: about 1847
Rufus S Byington
Margaret "Maggie" Byington
Joseph Byington
Augustus "Gussie" Byington
James Byington

Spouse and Children

about 1847


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 1

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 20

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

This has the form of an English habitational name, but no source has been identified, and the surname is rare in the British Isles.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • James P Byington, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James P Byington, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James Byington, "New York State Census, 1865"

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