York

1819–
Oxford, Chenango, New York, United States

The Life of York

When York was born in 1819, in Oxford, Chenango, New York, United States, her father, Jeremiah York Jr, was 25 and her mother, Catherine Pendleton, was 30.

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Family Time Line

Jeremiah York Jr
1794–1873
Catherine Pendleton
1789–1826
York
1817–
York
1818–
York
1819–
Hiram Ichabod York
1821–1893
Henry D. York
1823–
Catherine York
1825–1916

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (3)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 0

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 1

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.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 8

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Name Meaning

A city in England. The name may come from Eure-ric or Eouer-ric, of Euere, a wild boar, and ryc, a refuge, meaning a retreat from the wild boars that were in the forest of Gautries. The Romans called the city Eboracum, and it is memorable for the death of two emperors, Severus and Constantius Chlorus, and for the nativity of Constantine the Great.

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