George Minnerly

15 August 1798–
Mount Pleasant, Shandaken, Ulster, New York, United States

The Life of George

When George Minnerly was born on 15 August 1798, in Mount Pleasant, Shandaken, Ulster, New York, United States, his father, Daniel Minnerly, was 28 and his mother, Jemima Sharpnet, was 26. He married Permelia Delaney in 1822. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in New York City, New York County, New York, United States in 1855 and New York County, New York, United States in 1860. He died in Tarrytown, Greenburgh, Westchester, New York, United States.

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George Minnerly
Permelia Delaney
Marriage: 1822
William D Minnerly
Daniel J. Minnerley
James P Minnerly
Jesse S Minnerly
Catherine M Minnerly
George Washington Minerly

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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

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.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 29

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 32

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

Probably an Americanized form of South German Minnerle, pet form of Minner ‘lover’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • George Minnerly, "United States Census, 1860"
  • George Minerly, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • George Minerly in entry for George ... Minerly, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"

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