Emily Stillman Root

10 December 1797–3 December 1877 (Age 79)
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary 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. 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 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

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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."
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
Age 30
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.

Name Meaning

1 English and German (Stillmann): variant of Still .2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname or ornamental name, from German still ‘calm’, ‘quiet’ + Mann ‘man’ (Yiddish shtil + man).

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

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Sources (11)

  • Emily Tryon in household of John C Chumesen, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Emily S Tryon in household of William R Jones, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Emily Tryon, "United States Census, 1870"

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