Elizabeth Rider

about 1824–
Greenville, Greene, New York, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

Elizabeth Rider was born about 1824, in Greenville, Greene, New York, United States as the daughter of Elizabeth Preston. She married Lewis Thorne about 1845, in Greene, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Durham, Greene, New York, United States for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

Lewis Thorne
1823–
Elizabeth Rider
1824–
Marriage: about 1845
A E Rider Thorne
1849–
Emily Thorne
1863–
Alice E Thorne
1862–1948

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1845
Greene, New York, United States
children

(3)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

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.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 3

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.
1863

Age 39

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a mounted warrior or messenger, late Old English rīdere (from rīdan ‘to ride’), a term quickly displaced after the Conquest by the new sense of Knight .2 English: topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing in woodland. Compare Read 2.3 Irish: part translation of Gaelic Ó Marcaigh ‘descendant of Marcach’, a byname meaning ‘horseman’. The Gaelic name is also Anglicized as Markey .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Thorn in household of Lewis Thorn, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth Thorn in household of Lewis Thorn, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Elizabeth Thorn in household of Lewis Thorn, "New York State Census, 1855"

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