Hannah Marion Edgerton

21 February 1818–30 July 1869 (Age 51)
Galway, Galway, Saratoga, New York, United States

The Life of Hannah Marion

When Hannah Marion Edgerton was born on 21 February 1818, in Galway, Galway, Saratoga, New York, United States, her father, Giles Edgerton, was 22 and her mother, Abigail Starkweather, was 19. She married Matthew Morehouse on 27 August 1837. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 30 July 1869, in Holly, Oakland, Michigan, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Hadley Cemetery, Groveland Township, Oakland, Michigan Territory, United States.

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Family Time Line

Matthew Morehouse
Hannah Marion Edgerton
Marriage: 27 August 1837
Abigal N. Morehouse
Harriet Ava Morehouse
Eli Starkweather Morehouse
William Edgerton Morehouse
Elbert Willis Morehouse
Albert W. Morehouse

Spouse and Children

27 August 1837


    Abigal N. Morehouse


    Harriet Ava Morehouse


    Eli Starkweather Morehouse


    William Edgerton Morehouse


    Elbert Willis Morehouse


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 9

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.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 14

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places, in Kent and Cheshire, called Egerton. The former is so called from Old English Ecgheardingtūn ‘settlement (Old English tūn) associated with Ecgheard’ ( see Eckert ); the second, which is the main source of the surname, is more likely to have been named as the ‘settlement of Ecghere’ (in which the second element is Old English here ‘army’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Marion Morehouse in household of Mathew Morehouse, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Marion Morehouse, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"
  • Marion Morehouse in entry for Harriet A. Hadley, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"

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