George E Elderkin

about 1798–about 1883 (Age 85)
Connecticut, United States

The Life of George E

George E Elderkin was born about 1798, in Connecticut, United States. He married Samantha Sliter on 3 February 1823, in Morristown, St. Lawrence, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died about 1883, in St. Lawrence, New York, United States, at the age of 85.

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George E Elderkin
Samantha Sliter
Marriage: 3 February 1823
Nicholas Elderkin
George Edward Elderkin
Mary Elderkin
William Elderkin

Spouse and Children


    Samantha Sliter


3 February 1823
Morristown, St. Lawrence, New York, United States


    Nicholas Elderkin


    George Edward Elderkin


    Mary Elderkin


    William Elderkin


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.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 4

"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."
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 23

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning

English: from a pet form of Elder .

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

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Sources (3)

  • George E Elderkin in household of John Henderson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Geo E Elderkin in entry for Geo E Elderkin, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935"
  • George Elderkin, "United States War of 1812 Index to Pension Application Files, 1812-1910"

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