William Northrop

Male14 December 1809–26 August 1896

Brief Life History of William

When William Northrop was born on 14 December 1809, in Monroe, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, James Northrop, was 38 and his mother, Aletha or Althea Talladay, was 35. He married Maria Ross on 15 September 1832, in Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Franklin Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. He died on 26 August 1896, in Monroeton, Monroe, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Monroeton, Monroe, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Northrop
Maria Ross
Marriage: 15 September 1832
Charles Dodson Northrup
George Albert Northrup
Catherine M. Northrup
Robert Bird Northrup
John L. Northrup
Martha J. Northrup
William F. Northrup

Sources (8)

  • Wm Northrop, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wm Northrup in entry for Robt B Northrup and Anna Camp, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • William Northrup, "United States Census, 1880"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 September 1832Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

    Age 3

    Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 23

    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: variant of Northrup . This is the most frequent form of the surname in Britain.

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

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