William Weed

8 December 1798–2 September 1886 (Age 87)
Greenfield, Saratoga, New York, United States

The Life of William

William Weed was born on 8 December 1798, in Greenfield, Saratoga, New York, United States. He married Lucy Dake about 1820, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Scott Township, Ogle, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Illinois, United States in 1870. He died on 2 September 1886, in Byron, Ogle, Illinois, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Stillman Valley Cemetery, Stillman Valley, Marion Township, Ogle, Illinois, United States.

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William Weed
Lucy Dake
Marriage: about 1820
Amy Ann Weed
Abbie Jane Way
Sarah Emeline Weed

Spouse and Children

about 1820
New York, United States


World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

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.

Age 20

Illinois is the 21st state.
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 23

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: nickname for an irascible person, from Old English wēd ‘fury’, ‘rage’.2 Americanized form of Dutch Weeda .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wm Weed, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Weed, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Weed in household of J R Sensor, "United States Census, 1880"

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