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.
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’).