Matthias Ogden Halstead

12 July 1793–15 June 1866 (Age 72)
Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of Matthias Ogden

When Matthias Ogden Halstead was born on 12 July 1793, in Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, United States, his father, Dr. Robert Halstead, was 46 and his mother, Mary Mills, was 30. He married Cornelia Dayton Wade in 1817, in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States. 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 on 15 June 1866, at the age of 72, and was buried in Montclair, Essex, New Jersey, United States.

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

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    1817Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
    Age 1
    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
    Age 11
    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.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 26
    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. 

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from any of 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 Middle English hal(le) + sted(des), stud(es) ‘hall buildings’ (Old English h(e)all ‘hall’ + stede ‘place’).

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

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    Sources (14)

    • Matthias O Halstead, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Mathias O. Halsted in entry for Wm. O. Halsted, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
    • Matthias O Halsted, "United States Census, 1850"

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