Richard McKooms

27 February 1800–
Herkimer, New York, United States

The Life of Richard

When Richard McKooms was born on 27 February 1800, in Herkimer, New York, United States, his father, John Andrew McCombs, was 23 and his mother, Magdalena Frank, was 23.

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Family Time Line

John Andrew McCombs
1776–1849
Magdalena Frank
1776–1865
Elizabeth Ann McCombs
1795–1868
George McCombs
1795–
John McCombs
1796–1797
Mary McCombs
1798–
Reuben McKooms
1798–
Richard McKooms
1800–
Andrew McCombs
1802–1887
Catharina McCombs
1804–1862
Maria McCombs
1806–1897
Sarah McCombs
1808–1899
William McCombs
1810–1886
George McCombs
1812–1868
Hannah McCombs
1813–1891
Abigail McCombs
1816–1891
John McCombs
1818–1898
Phineas McKooms
1820–

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World Events (3)

1803

Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 3

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 27

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.

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