Jacob J. Slappey

1787–
Jasper, Georgia, United States

The Life of Jacob J.

When Jacob J. Slappey was born in 1787, in Jasper, Georgia, United States, his father, Jacob Slappey, was 37 and his mother, Margaret Matilda Munro, was 24.

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Jacob Slappey
1750–1825
Margaret Matilda Munro
1763–
Mary Carolina Schlappi
1785–
Jacob J. Slappey
1787–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(2)

    Mary Carolina Schlappi

    Female1785–Female

    Male1787–Male

World Events (3)

1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 0

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 1

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.
1795 · Yazoo Land Fraud

Age 8

As Georgia had been weakened during the Revolutionary War, it was unable to defend its Yazoo lands, or land west of the Yazoo River. Thirty-five million acres were sold to four companies for $500,000 as Governor George Mathews signed the Yazoo Act on January 7, 1795. Angry Georgians protested in the streets as they felt bribery and corruption were involved and the sale was far below market value. The legislation tried to rescind the Yazoo Act, but much of the land had been sold to third parties. The issue made its way to the United States Supreme Court and it was determined that rescinding the law was an unconstitutional infringement on a legal contract. The government took full possession of the territory by 1814 and awarded its claimants over $4,000,000.

Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of Czech Slepý ‘blind’ ( see Sleppy ).

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

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