Asenath Gowdy

25 February 1795–21 December 1843 (Age 48)
New York, United States

The Life of Asenath

When Asenath Gowdy was born on 25 February 1795, in New York, United States, her father, John Gowdy, was 35 and her mother, Susanna Ward, was 34. She married Miles Merrell on 1 June 1811, in New Hartford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 21 December 1843, in Butler, Wayne, New York, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Sand Hill Cemetery, Butler Center, Butler, Wayne, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Miles Merrell
Asenath Gowdy
Marriage: 1 June 1811
Riley W Merrill
Juliaett Merrell
Riley Merrell
Polly Ann Merrell
Norton Ward Merrill
Harriet Elizabeth Merrell
Norton Ward Merrell
Newton H. Merrell

Spouse and Children

1 June 1811
New Hartford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (8)

1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 2

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 13

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

1 Northern Irish: variant of Goldie .2 Possibly an Americanized spelling of Gaude, an eastern German name under Slavic influence, or of German Gaudig, a nickname for a waster, from Middle High German giudec ‘wasteful’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Asenath Gowdy Merrell, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Gowday Asenteth in entry for Newton H. Merrill, "Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995"
  • List of Civil War soldiers - Asenath Gowdy shown as mother of Norton Ward Merrill (See Memories)

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