John Wesley Coddington

Brief Life History 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 88, and was buried in San Francisco, California, United States.

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John Wesley Coddington
Caroline Smith Driggs
Marriage: 15 March 1828
Mary Caroline Coddington
Sarah Ann Coddington
William Smith Coddington
Adelia Coddington
Eliza Henrietta Coddington
Edmond Driggs Coddington
Julia Emma Coddington
Gemima Codington
Edward Codington
Abraham Coddington
John Wesley Coddington
Adelia E. Coddington

Sources (6)

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

World Events (8)


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

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

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

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

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