Gideon Ramsdell

8 August 1818–15 October 1844 (Age 26)
Wardsboro, Windham, Vermont, United States

The Life of Gideon

When Gideon Ramsdell was born on 8 August 1818, in Wardsboro, Windham, Vermont, United States, his father, Gideon Ramdsdell, was 36 and his mother, Sarah Underwood, was 33. He married Hannah Cummins on 7 March 1840, in Trumbull, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 15 October 1844, in Bristolville, Bristol Township, Trumbull, Ohio, United States, at the age of 26, and was buried in Trumbull, Ohio, United States.

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Gideon Ramsdell
Hannah Cummins
Marriage: 7 March 1840
John Branton Ramsdell

Spouse and Children

7 March 1840
Trumbull, Ohio, United States


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World Events (6)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

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. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 2

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 12

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: habitational name, possibly from Ramsdell in Hampshire, but more likely from Ramsdale, a place in North Yorkshire, named from Old English hramsa ‘wild garlic’ (or possibly the genitive case of the byname Ram(m) ‘ram’) + dæl ‘valley’, or from Ramsdale Farm in Arnold, Nottinghamshire. Compare Ransdell .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gideon Ramsdale, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Gidron Ramsdell in entry for John Branton Ramsdell, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"
  • Gideon Ramsdell in entry for John B. Ramsdell and Lillian M. Buell, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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