Matthias Ogden Halstead

1792–after 1858 (Age 66)
Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Matthias Ogden

When Matthias Ogden Halstead was born in 1792, in Elizabeth Township, Essex, New Jersey, United States, his father, Dr. Robert Halstead, was 46 and his mother, Mary Mills, was 29. He married Cornelia Dayton Wade on 10 November 1817. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Orange, Essex, New Jersey, United States for about 10 years. He died after 1858, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

Matthias Ogden Halstead
Cornelia Dayton Wade
Marriage: 10 November 1817
Mary Mills Halstead
Margaret Clark Halstead
Enos Ward Johnson Halstead
Phoebe Ann Halstead
Sarah Johnson Halstead
Robert Halstead
John Kinney Halstead

Spouse and Children

10 November 1817
of Belvidere, N.J.


    Mary Mills Halstead


    Margaret Clark Halstead


    Enos Ward Johnson Halstead


    Phoebe Ann Halstead


    Sarah Johnson Halstead


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Dr. Robert Halstead





    William Mills Halstead


    Caleb Pierson Halstead



    Jacob Halstead


    Hannah Mills Halstead


World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 2

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Age 12

Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr had been political enemies with intense personal differences for quite some time. Burr accused Hamilton of publicly disparaging his character during the elections of 1800 and 1804. On the morning of July 11, the two politicians went to Weehawken, New Jersey to resolve the disputes with an official duel. Both men were armed with a pistol. Hamilton missed, but Burr's shot fatally wounded Hamilton, who would die by the following day. The duel custom had been outlawed in New York by 1804, resulting in Burr fleeing the state due to an arrest warrant. He would later be accused of treason, but ultimately be acquitted.

Age 20

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

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from any of the various places bearing this name, for example in Essex (Haltesteda in Domesday Book), Kent, and Leicestershire, all of which are probably named from Old English h(e)ald ‘refuge’, ‘shelter’ + stede ‘site’, or possibly Hawstead in Suffolk, which has the same origin. However, the name is now most frequent in Lancashire and Yorkshire, where it is from High Halstead in Burnley, named as the ‘site of a hall’, from Old English h(e)all ‘hall’ + stede ‘place’. 2. occupational name for someone employed at ‘the hall buildings’, Middle English hallested, an ostler or cowhand, for instance.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Matthias O Halstead, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Matthias O Halsted, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Phebe A Halsted in household of Matthias O Halsted, "United States Census, 1850"

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