John Wesley Coddington

19 July 1805–about 1892 (Age 86)
New York City, New York, United States

The Life of John Wesley

When John Wesley Coddington was born on 19 July 1805, in New York City, New York, United States, his father, Abraham Coddington, was 36 and his mother, Mary Leacraft, was 32. He married Caroline Smith Driggs on 15 March 1828, in New York City, New York County, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in New York City, New York County, New York, United States in 1850. He died about 1892, at the age of 87, and was buried in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Wesley Coddington
1805–1892
Caroline Smith Driggs
1806–1889
Marriage: 15 March 1828
Mary Caroline Coddington
1828–1856
Sarah Ann Coddington
1830–1915
William Smith Coddington
1832–1912
Adelia Coddington
1835–1900
Eliza Henrietta Coddington
1837–1902
Edmond Driggs Coddington
1840–1875
Julia Emma Coddington
1840–1924
Gemima Codington
1841–
Edward Codington
1842–
Abraham Coddington
1843–1917
John Wesley Coddington
1845–1930
Adelia E. Coddington
1859–1913

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
15 March 1828
New York City, New York County, New York, United States
children

(12)

    Mary Caroline Coddington

    Female1828–1856Female

    Sarah Ann Coddington

    Female1830–1915Female

    William Smith Coddington

    Male1832–1912Male

    Adelia Coddington

    Female1835–1900Female

    Female1837–1902Female

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Abraham Coddington

    Male1768–1836Male

    Mary Leacraft

    Female1773–1853Female

siblings

(11)

    Reuben Coddington

    Male1790–Male

    Maria Coddington

    Female1795–Female

    Sarah Coddington

    Female1799–1870Female

    John Coddington

    Male1800–1891Male

    Susan Ann Coddington

    Female1801–1893Female

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1808

Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 22

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.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 25

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Cheshire, Herefordshire, and Nottinghamshire, named Coddington, from the Old English personal name Cot(t)a + -ingdenoting association + tūn ‘settlement’.

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

Sources (3)

  • John Codington, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Coddington in entry for Edmund Coddington, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"
  • John Coddington in entry for Joseph W Leggett and Julia Emma Ogden, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"

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