Mercy Card

27 April 1822–6 April 1858 (Age 35)
Cazenovia, Madison, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Mercy

When Mercy Card was born on 27 April 1822, in Cazenovia, Madison, New York, United States, her father, Nathaniel Card, was 38 and her mother, Lucy Billings, was 33. She married Jotham Merritt Manny on 24 January 1854, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 6 April 1858, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 35.

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Family Time Line

Jotham Merritt Manny
1811–1898
Mercy Card
1822–about 1858
Marriage: 24 January 1854
Jesse Barbara Manny
1855–
William B. Manny
about 1857–

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World Events (5)

1825 · The Crimes Act
Age 3
The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
Age 5
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.
1832 · The Black Hawk War
Age 10
Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

(1997: 3567;2007: 6957; 2010: 9742)English (Kent and Sussex): perhaps from Middle English carde ‘card’, an implement for teasing wool for spinning (from medieval Latin cardus) and therefore short for Carder or a metonymic occupational name for a maker of wool carders. Alternatively, from Middle English carde ‘playing card’ (Old French carte), also ‘kind of fabric’ (medieval Latin carda), which could have been a nickname given to a card player or a metonymic occupational name for maker and seller of the fabric.Irish: shortened form of McCard .

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

Possible Related Names

Carde
Carder

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Mercy Card - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Mercy Card

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