Esther Keep

1800–1844 (Age 44)
Homer, Homer, Cortland, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Esther

When Esther Keep was born in 1800, in Homer, Homer, Cortland, New York, United States, her father, Seth Keep, was 29 and her mother, Louisa Hitchcock, was 28. She married Brainard Cleveland about 1825, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died in 1844, at the age of 44.

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Family Time Line

Brainard Cleveland
Esther Keep
Marriage: about 1825
Sarah Sophia Cleveland
George Dwight Cleveland

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1825New York, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 0
    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.
    Age 3
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    Age 12
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    Name Meaning

    English (southeastern): from Middle English kepe, possibly in the sense ‘keep of a castle’ though this is not otherwise recorded until the late 16th century (perhaps a translation of Italian tenazza ‘that which keeps’), or in the sense ‘look-out place’ (Old English cēpe, from cēpan ‘to watch, look out for’).Americanized form of German Kiep or of some other similar (like-sounding) German surname.

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

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    Sources (6)

    • Esther Keep in entry for Munson F Maynard and Sarah S Cleveland, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • Esther Keep in entry for Sarah Maynard, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
    • Esther Keep in entry for Sarah Maynard, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994"

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