Joshua T Ostrom

Brief Life History of Joshua T

When Joshua T Ostrom was born on 10 February 1804, in Town of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York, United States, his father, Johannes Ostrum, was 30 and his mother, Sarah Tompkins, was 30. He married Polly Mary Fuller on 10 January 1827. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in New York, United States in 1870. In 1872, at the age of 68, his occupation is listed as farmer of 71 acres in Richmondville, Schoharie, New York, United States. He died on 19 June 1888, in Richmondville, Richmondville, Schoharie, New York, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Richmondville, Richmondville, Schoharie, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joshua T Ostrom
Polly Mary Fuller
Marriage: 10 January 1827
George Leroy Ostrom
Mary Ostrom
Elijah T Ostrom
John Fuller Ostrom
Warren W Ostrom
Sarah Ostrom
Helen Louisa Ostrom
Harriet Adelaide Ostrom

Sources (9)

  • Joshua ? Ast*, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Joshua T Ostrom, "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956"
  • Joshua T Ostrum, "New York State Census, 1875"

World Events (8)


Atlantic slave trade abolished.


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

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Hedvig, Nils.

Swedish (Öström): ornamental name composed of theelements ö ‘island’ + ström ‘river’.

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

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