David Scribner

18 January 1820–7 October 1850 (Age 30)
Harrison, Cumberland, Maine, United States

The Life Summary of David

When David Scribner was born on 18 January 1820, in Harrison, Cumberland, Maine, United States, his father, Samuel Scribner, was 51 and his mother, Hannah Watson, was 41. He married Rebecca C Sawyer on 1 October 1841, in Harrison, Cumberland, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 7 October 1850, at the age of 30, and was buried in Summit Hill Cemetery, Harrison, Cumberland, Maine, United States.

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David Scribner
Rebecca C Sawyer
Marriage: 1 October 1841
Ebenezer Kimball Scribner
Ann M Scribner

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 October 1841Harrison, Cumberland, Maine, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 1
    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.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 5
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 10
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Scrivener . This form of the surname is now rare in Britain.History: The Scribner family that founded the American publishing house was established in America by one Benjamin Scrivener, who settled in Norwalk, CT, in 1680. The present form of the name was adopted after 1742. The firm was established in 1846 by Charles Scribner (1821–71), who was born in NY, where his father was established as a prosperous merchant.

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

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    Sources (6)

    • David Scribner, "United States Census, 1850"
    • David Scribner, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
    • David Scribner, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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