George H. Taft

1819–10 August 1820 (Age 1)
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of George H.

When George H. Taft was born in 1819, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Gravener Taft, was 46 and his mother, Elizabeth "Betsy" Potter, was 36. He died on 10 August 1820, in Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 1.

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Family Time Line

Gravener Taft
1773–1838
Elizabeth "Betsy" Potter
1783–1861
Ann Avery Taft
1803–1880
William Potter Taft
1805–
Charles Grosienor Taft
1807–1889
Elizabeth Potter Taft
1809–1857
Francis W. Taft
1813–1876
John Potter Taft
1815–1841
Edward Adolphus Taft Sr.
1817–1895
George H. Taft
1819–1820
George H. Taft
1823–1885

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World Events (3)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 0

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. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1820 · Making Land more affordable

Age 1

The United States law requiring full payment at the time of purchase and registration of any land. to help encourage sales and make land more affordable, Congress reduced the minimum price of dollar per acre and the minimum size that could be purchased. Most of this land for sale was located on the frontier which was then "The West". This Act was good for many Americans, but it was also over used by wealthy investors.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name or habitational name from a dialect variant of Old and Middle English toft ‘curtilage’, ‘site’, ‘homestead’, also applied to a low hillock where a homestead used to be. Compare Toft .

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

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