Emily Stillman Root

Female10 December 1797–after 3 December 1877

Brief Life History of Emily

When Emily Stillman Root was born on 10 December 1797, in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Jesse J. Root, was 31 and her mother, Rebecca Fish, was 27. She married Thomas Tryon on 9 June 1818, in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in New York, United States in 1870. She died on 3 December 1877, in Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States.

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Thomas Tryon
Emily Stillman Root
Marriage: 9 June 1818
Emily Root Tryon
James Seymour Tryon
Mary Ann Tryon
Julia Tryon
Mary Strong Tryon
Thomas H Tryon

Sources (12)

  • Emily Tryon in household of John C Chumesen, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Emily Stillman Root - Published information: death: 3 December 1877; Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States
  • E Tryon in entry for Emily Tryon, "North Carolina, Church Records, 1700-1970"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 June 1818Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 3

    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.

    1802 · Brass is Discovered

    Age 5

    "In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."


    Age 24

    Historical Boundaries: 1821: Monroe, New York, United States

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Stillmann: variant of Still .

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname or artificial name from German still ‘calm, quiet’ + Mann ‘man’ (Yiddish shtil + man).

    English: topographic name for someone who lived by a stile or steep ascent, from Middle English stile, stigel, stighel, steghel ‘stile; steep ascent’ (Old English stigel, stigol) + -man. See also Stile and compare Stiller .

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

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