Mary Childs

22 May 1814–
Woodstock, Windham, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Childs was born on 22 May 1814, in Woodstock, Windham, Connecticut, United States, her father, Asa Childs, was 32 and her mother, Alathea Stowell, was 26. She married Julius Duncan on 8 May 1841. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in New York, United States in 1870 and Madison, New York, United States in 1900.

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Family Time Line

Julius Duncan
1814–
Mary Childs
1814–
Marriage: 8 May 1841
Charles Duncan
1851–1897

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
8 May 1841
children

(1)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 13

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.
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 15

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.
1846

Age 32

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Child 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary C Duncan, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary Duncan in household of Julius Duncan, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Duncan in household of Julius Duncan, "New York, State Census, 1865"

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