Jane Geer

about 1812–
New York, United States

The Life of Jane

When Jane Geer was born about 1812, in New York, United States, her father, Elisha Geer, was 32 and her mother, Penelope Davis, was 30.

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Family Time Line

Elisha Geer
1780–1814
Penelope Davis
1782–1835
Julia Ann Gear
1804–1877
Mary Geer
1808–
Fannie Geer
1810–
Abigail Geer
1811–
Jane Geer
1812–
Washington Geer
1806–1890
Salvina Geer
1808–1880
Solomon
1808–
Thankfull Davis Geer
1809–1886
Franklin D. Geer
1809–
Daniel Geer
1811–
Mary Frances Geer
1814–1837

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World Events (3)

1812

Age 0

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 0

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 15

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

1 English: variant of Geary 3.2 North German: from a personal name derived from gēr, gār ‘spear’ ( see Geary 2).3 Dutch: reduced form of van den Geer, a topographic name from geer ‘headland’.

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