Sylvester Fellows

Male18 July 1820–27 December 1886

Brief Life History 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. He died on 27 December 1886, in Cass, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 66.

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Sylvester Fellows
Margaret Andrus
Theodore Fellows
Lydia Fellows
Eugene Milo Fellows
Jayson Clarence Fellows
George Fellows

Sources (7)

  • S Fellows, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sylvester Fellows, "Nebraska, State Census, 1885"
  • Sylvester Fellows, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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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.


Age 26

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

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Fellow, from Middle English felau(e) ‘partner, co-worker, companion’ (late Old English fēolaga, from Old Norse félagi, which is composed of ‘fee, money’ + legja ‘to lay, place, put’). 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.

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