Matthias Ogden Halstead

Male12 July 1793–15 June 1866

Brief Life History of Matthias Ogden

When Matthias Ogden Halstead was born on 12 July 1793, in 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, Montclair Town, 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

Sources (14)

  • Matthias O Halstead, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Matthias Ogden, "New Jersey Marriages, 1678-1985"
  • Matthias Ogden Halsted, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    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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