Emeline Godfrey

Female19 May 1813–5 January 1895

Brief Life History 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, Upper Canada, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Sodus Township, Berrien, Michigan, United States in 1870 and Pokagon, Pokagon Township, Cass, Michigan, United States in 1880. She died on 5 January 1895, in Pokagon Township, Cass, Michigan, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Sumnerville Cemetery, Sumnerville, Pokagon Township, 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
Blanchie Mudge

Sources (12)

  • Maca C Muddge, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Emeline Godfrey Mudge, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Emeline Godfrey in entry for A Mudge and Eliza Jane Chesley, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 May 1830Mudge Hollow, Oxford, Upper Canada, British Colonial America
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    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

    English (of Norman origin): from the Norman personal name Godefrei, Godefroi(s), composed of the ancient Germanic elements god, got ‘god’ + frid(u), fred ‘peace’. See also Jeffrey .

    Irish: shortened and Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gothraidh or Ó Gothraidh, ‘descendant of Gothfrith’, an Old Norse personal name often Anglicized as Godfrey. Compare McGorry , McCaffrey .

    History: An Irish family of the name Godfrey originated in Romney, Kent. The first of them to settle in Ireland was Colonel John Godfrey, who was rewarded with lands in Kerry for his services in the 1641 rebellion. Godefroy, Lord of Normanville, from Normandy, was married in Trois-Rivières, QC, in 1636. He was captured by the Iroquois in 1652. His brother, Lord of Linctot, from Rouen, was also married in 1636 in Trois-Rivières, and lived from 1629 to 1632 among the Hurons. Another Godefroy, from Paris, was a trader and interpreter from 1623.

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

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