Sylvanus Crittenden

Brief Life History of Sylvanus

When Sylvanus Crittenden was born in 1804, in New York, United States, his father, Jason Crittenden, was 43 and his mother, Keziah Brown, was 31. He died on 2 May 1834, at the age of 30, and was buried in Henderson, Jefferson, New York, United States.

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Jason Crittenden
Keziah Brown
Harvey Crittenton
Polly Crittenden
Stephen Crittenton
Abraham Crittenton
Sarah Crittenton
Sylvanus Crittenden
Keziah Crittenton
Polly Crittenton
Jason Crittenton
Emory Osgood Crittenton
Almon Crittenton

Sources (2)

  • Sylvenus Crittenton, "Find A Grave Index"
  • New York, Wills and Probate Records, 1659-1999 for Sylvanus Crittenton

World Events (8)


Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

1804 · The Twelfth Amendment

With not having a very clear statement in the Constitution about Presidents and Vice Presidents, the Twelfth Amendment was Born. Before the Electoral College could cast two votes for those that they saw fit for President. This was changed to just one electoral vote for President and one electoral vote for Vice President. With the amount of people even allowed to vote, there was no way for there to be a tie during the elections.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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. 

Name Meaning

English (Kent): habitational name from Crittenden or from a lost place called Cruttenden in Headcorn (both in Kent). The former is named with the Old English personal name Gūthhere + Old English -ing- denoting association with + Old English denn ‘woodland pasture’.

History: The statesman John Jordan Crittenden, who was born near Versailles, KY, in 1787, was of Welsh descent on his father's side. His immigrant ancestor arrived in VA before 1650. His father, a major in the American Revolution, moved from VA to KY and settled in Woodford Co.

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

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