William F. Gardner

28 November 1799–19 September 1880 (Age 80)
Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William F.

When William F. Gardner was born on 28 November 1799, in Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jesse Gardner, was 28 and his mother, Christianna Lucretia Simrell, was 23. He married Susan Barrager in 1826. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 19 September 1880, in Scott, Scott Township, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Montdale, Scott Township, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States.

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William F. Gardner
Susan Barrager
Marriage: 1826
Charlotte Gardner
Mary Laura Gardner
Effie Ann Gardner
William Henry Gardner
John Horton Gardner
Paul Gardner
Benjamin Franklin Gardner
Harrison Gardner
Caroline Gardner
Josephine S Gardner
Chester Butler Gardner
Winfield Scott Gardner

Spouse and Children



    Charlotte Gardner


    Mary Laura Gardner


    Effie Ann Gardner


    William Henry Gardner


    John Horton Gardner


+7 More Children

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+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 13

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: reduced form of Gardener .2 Probably a translated form of German Gärtner ( see Gartner ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wm Gardner, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Gardner, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Gardner, "Find A Grave Index"

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