Emeline Godfrey

19 May 1813–5 January 1895 (Age 81)
Batavia, Genesee, New York, United States

The Life of Emeline

When Emeline Godfrey was born on 19 May 1813, in Batavia, Genesee, New York, United States, her father, Elisha Godfrey, was 43 and her mother, Hannah Reynolds, was 33. She married Mica Captain Mudge on 31 May 1830, in Mudge Hollow, Oxford, Grenville, Upper Canada, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Bainbridge Township, Berrien, Michigan, United States in 1860 and Pokagon, Cass, Michigan, United States in 1880. She died on 5 January 1895, at the age of 81, and was buried in Sumnerville Cemetery, Sumnerville, Cass, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mica Captain Mudge
Emeline Godfrey
Marriage: 31 May 1830
Caroline Mudge
Andrew Mudge
Elisha Mudge
Hannah Mudge
Elizabeth Mudge
Lois Mudge
Sarah Mudge
Elijah Mudge
Dorothy Mudge

Spouse and Children

31 May 1830
Mudge Hollow, Oxford, Grenville, Upper Canada, British Colonial America


    Caroline Mudge





    Elizabeth Mudge


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Hannah Reynolds




    Adoniram E Godfrey



    Eliza Godfrey


    William Godfrey



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 14

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.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 23

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Norman personal name Godefrei, Godefroi(s), composed of the Germanic elements god, got ‘god’ + frid(u), fred ‘peace’. See also Jeffrey .2 Americanized form of Irish Mac Gothraidh or Ó Gothraidh, patronymics from the Irish equivalent of Godfrey (see 1 above), borrowed from the Vikings.3 Americanized form of the French surname Godefroi, of the same origin as 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Maca C Muddge, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Emaline Mudge in household of Mica Mudge, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Emeline Mudge in household of Mica C Mudge, "United States Census, 1860"

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