James P Byington

Brief Life History 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 40. He married Sarah "Sally" Higgins in 1850, in Ulster, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Leyden, Lewis, New York, United States for about 10 years and Shandaken, Shandaken, Ulster, New York, United States in 1880. He died on 7 April 1899, in Shandaken, Ulster, New York, United States, at the age of 72.

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James P Byington
Sarah "Sally" Higgins
Marriage: 1850
Rufus S Byington
Margaret "Maggie" Byington
Joseph Byington
Augusta "Gussie" Byington
James Byington

Sources (8)

  • James Byington, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James Byington, "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956"
  • James Baynton, "United States Census, 1860"

World Events (8)

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

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

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.


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

Name Meaning

English: probably a habitational name, but no source has been identified. This surname is virtually non-existing in the British Isles.

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

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