Leah Carling

19 February 1814–10 March 1887 (Age 73)
Bergen, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of Leah

When Leah Carling was born on 19 February 1814, in Bergen, New Jersey, United States, her father, Michael Carling, was 32 and her mother, Margaret Bartholf, was 22. She married Frederick Fowler Dobbs in 1836, in North Bergen Township, Hudson, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in North Bergen Township, Hudson, New Jersey, United States in 1850 and New Jersey, United States in 1870. She died on 10 March 1887, in Union City, Hudson, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

Frederick Fowler Dobbs
Leah Carling
Marriage: 1836
Henry Dobbs
Jeanette Dobbs
Jane Eliza Dobbs
Elizabeth Dobbs
Thomas Jefferson Dobbs
Richard Carling Dobbs
Caroline Dobbs
Joanna Dobbs
Frederick Fowler Dobbs
Francis Dobbs

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1836North Bergen Township, Hudson, New Jersey, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 5
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    Age 6
    On January 28, 1820, the New Jersey Legislature incorporated the City of Jersey from parts of the Bergen Township. The city would be reincorporated two more times (January 23, 1829 and February 22, 1838) before receiving its official name. Jersey City became part of the new Hudson County in February of 1840.
    Age 21
    A strike involving more than 2,000 workers from 20 textile mills in Paterson, New Jersey. Many of those involved were children, Irish, or both. The primary goal of the strike was to reduce the daily working hours from 13.5 to 11. Employers refused to negotiate, but the strike ended with a declaration that the workdays would now be 12 hours during the week and 9 hours on Saturdays. Paterson employers also blacklisted many of the strike leaders and their families.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire and Durham): nickname probably from Middle English carling ‘old woman’ (Old Norse kerling).Swedish: from the personal name Carl + the suffix -ing ‘belonging to’. Compare Karling .Possibly also an Americanized form of German Karling , Garling or Gerling .

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

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    Sources (15)

    • Leah Dobbs, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Leah Carling in entry for William H Rose and Jeanette Dobbs, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"
    • Leah Dobbs in household of Frederick Dobbs, "United States Census, 1850"

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