William Platt

22 January 1800–3 August 1868 (Age 68)
Amenia, Amenia, Dutchess, New York, United States

The Life Summary of William

When William Platt was born on 22 January 1800, in Amenia, Amenia, Dutchess, New York, United States, his father, Jonas Platt, was 44 and his mother, Lucy Mills, was 36. He married Polly Allen on 19 February 1821. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Westport, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States in 1850 and Girard, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860. He died on 3 August 1868, at the age of 68, and was buried in Girard, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States.

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William Platt
Polly Allen
Marriage: 19 February 1821
Charles Platt
George Platt
Frederick Platt
Jane K. Platt
William H. Platt

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World Events (8)

1802 · Brass is Discovered
Age 2
"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."
Age 3
France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1819 · Panic! of 1819
Age 19
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. 

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from Platt or Platt Bridge in Lancashire, named in Middle English with Old French plat ‘flat’, ‘thin’ ( see Platte ), in the dialect sense ‘plank bridge’.2 English: topographic name from Middle English plat ‘plot of land’, ‘piece of ground’ (Old English plætt).3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German platt ‘flat’.

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

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Sources (6)

  • William Platt, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Wm Platt, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Wm. Platt in entry for William Platt and Martha Dereick, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"

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