Pusey Wickersham

Male1808–April 1866

Brief Life History of Pusey

When Pusey Wickersham was born in 1808, in Newlin Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Lee Wickersham, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Green, was 29. He married Margaret Vandever on 3 October 1830, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in East Caln Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Valley Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860. He died in April 1866, in Coatesville, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Coatesville, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Pusey Wickersham
Margaret Vandever
Marriage: 3 October 1830
Alfred Wickersham
Jacob Wickersham
Anna E. Wickersham
William Wickersham
Lydia L. Wickersham

Sources (7)

  • Peusey Wickersham, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Pusey Nickersham, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Pusey Wickersham, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 October 1830Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (7)


    Age 0

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

    Age 4

    Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 17

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (Sussex): habitational name from a lost place called Wyckeresham in Framfield (Sussex). The etymology of the placename probably derives from an unknown personal name + Old English hamm ‘water meadow’.

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

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