Merab Botsford

1783–1839 (Age 56)
Jordan, Elbridge, Onondaga, New York, United States

The Life of Merab

When Merab Botsford was born in 1783, in Jordan, Elbridge, Onondaga, New York, United States, her father, Ephraim Botsford Jr., was 33 and her mother, Merab Doud, was 29. She married Morris Bishop about 1803, in Jordan, Elbridge, Onondaga, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She died in April 1839, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Eulalia Cemetery, Coudersport, Potter, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Morris Bishop
Merab Botsford
Marriage: about 1803
Merab Bishop
John Ward Bishop
Alexander Bishop
Philander Bishop
Edwin Bishop
Alcander Bishop
Mary Bishop
Ephraim Bishop
Laura Bishop
Edmund Ward Bishop

Spouse and Children

about 1803
Jordan, Elbridge, Onondaga, New York, United States


+5 More Children

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+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1787 · Second State to Ratify U.S. Constitution

Age 4

On December 12, 1787, Pennsylvania ratified the U.S. Constitution.
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 14

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 17

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places, in Lincolnshire and Leicestershire, named Bottesford, from Old English botl ‘building’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

Sources (1)

  • Merab Bishop, "Pennsylvania Deaths and Burials, 1720-1999"

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