Lavina Huyck

Brief Life History of Lavina

When Lavina Huyck was born on 18 July 1809, in Greene, New York, United States, her father, Peter J Huyck, was 38 and her mother, Cornelia Huyck, was 23. She married James Stephen Bullock about 1829, in Tompkins, Delaware, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Tompkins, Delaware, New York, United States for about 5 years. She died on 22 December 1879, in Gays, Moultrie, Illinois, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Smyser Cemetery, Whitley Township, Moultrie, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Stephen Bullock
Lavina Huyck
Marriage: about 1829
John W Bullock
George Bullock
Reuben Bullock
Reubin Bullock
Elisha Bullock
Cornelia Bullock
Milton Bullock

Sources (6)

  • Lavina Bullock, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lavina Huyck Bullock, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Lenur Houck in entry for Cornelia Waggoner, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

World Events (8)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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.

Name Meaning

Flemish: from Middle Dutch huyck ‘long hooded cloak’, a metonymic occupational name for a cloak maker or a nickname for someone who normally wore such a cloak.

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

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