Merritt Owen

27 November 1798–1873 (Age 74)
New York, United States

The Life of Merritt

Merritt Owen was born on 27 November 1798, in New York, United States as the son of Thomas Owen and Jane. He died in 1873, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Owen
Jane
1768–
Jesse Owen
1792–
Anna Owen
1793–1876
Jane Owen
1794–
Ruth Owen
1796–
Jane Owen
Jesse Owen
Merritt Owen
1798–1873
Ruth Owen
1839–

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Owen

    MaleMale

    Female1768–Female

siblings

(8)

    Jesse Owen

    Male1792–Male

    Anna Owen

    Female1793–1876Female

    Jane Owen

    Female1794–Female

    Ruth Owen

    Female1796–Female

    Male1798–1873Male

+3 More Children

World Events (3)

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.
1803

Age 5

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 29

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

Some derive this name from the Irish name Eogan, signifying "youth." Others think it comes from the name Eugenius or from the name Owain, signifying "apt to serve or minister." Owein is an Anglo-Norman form of Owen.

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