Samuel P. Towne

20 March 1824–24 April 1896 (Age 72)
Town of Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, United States

The Life of Samuel P.

When Samuel P. Towne was born on 20 March 1824, in Town of Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, United States, his father, William Towne, was 31 and his mother, Sally Fowler Norris, was 32. He died on 24 April 1896, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

William Towne
1792–1833
Sally Fowler Norris
1791–1872
Towne
1814–
Charles Perry
1815–
Paulina Towne
1821–
Mary Towne
1823–
Cornalia G Towne
1825–1900
Sullivan P. Towne
1817–1869
Samuel P. Towne
1824–1896
Sawyer Porter Towne
1826–1897

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World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 3

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.
1846

Age 22

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived in a village, as opposed to an outlying farm or hamlet, from Middle English toun (Old English tūn, which originally meant ‘fence’ and then ‘enclosure’, although the sense ‘settlement, village’ was already firmly established in the Old English period).

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

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