William Henry Wilsey

18 December 1820–
Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Wilsey was born on 18 December 1820, in Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Henry Wilsey, was 33 and his mother, Mary Jane Milles, was 31.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Wilsey
1787–
Mary Jane Milles
1789–1837
Harriett Wilsey
1816–
Harry Wilsey
1816–
Wilthey Eliza Wilsey
1818–
William Henry Wilsey
1820–
Amos Talmage Wilsey
1822–1884
Charles Byron Wilsey
1824–1857
Leah Subrina Wilsey
1826–
Jacob Almerion Wilsey
1828–1912
Catherine Almina Wilsey
1828–
Simmon Conrad Or Coonrad Wilsey
1830–
Simon Leonard Wilsey
1830–
Morris Burger Wilsey
1834–
Eliza Matilda Wilsey
1837–

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World Events (3)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 5

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 43

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

Name Meaning

1 English (Norfolk): unexplained; perhaps a variant of Woolsey .2 Americanized spelling of Dutch Wiltse .

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

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