Sylvester Fellows

18 July 1820–
Shelburne, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Sylvester

When Sylvester Fellows was born on 18 July 1820, in Shelburne, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Joseph Fellows, was 43 and his mother, Lydia Bartlett, was 41. He had at least 4 sons and 1 daughter with Margaret Andrus. He lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and Tipton Election Precinct, Cass, Nebraska, United States for about 5 years.

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Family Time Line

Sylvester Fellows
1820–
Margaret Andrus
1833–
Theodore Fellows
1853–
Lydia Fellows
1861–
Eugene Fellows
1865–
Jayson Clarence Fellows
1870–1922
George Fellows
1875–

Spouse and Children

children

(5)

    Theodore Fellows

    Male1853–Male

    Lydia Fellows

    Female1861–Female

    Eugene Fellows

    Male1865–Male

    Jayson Clarence Fellows

    Male1870–1922Male

    George Fellows

    Male1875–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

    Thomas Fellows

    Male1802–1881Male

    Lydia

    Female1803–1886Female

    Rebecca Fellows

    Female1804–1852Female

    Mary Fellows

    Female1806–1851Female

    Joseph Fellows

    Male1808–1878Male

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

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

English: patronymic from Fellow, from Middle English felagh, felaw late Old English fēolaga ‘partner’, ‘shareholder’ (Old Norse félagi, from ‘fee’, ‘money’ + legja to lay down). In Middle English the term was used in the general sense of a companion or comrade, and the surname thus probably denoted a (fellow) member of a trade guild. Compare Fear 1.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • S Fellows, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sylvester Fellows, "Nebraska, State Census, 1885"
  • Silvester Fellows in household of Joseph Fellows, "United States Census, 1850"

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