William Imlay

1851–Male
New Jersey, United States

The Life of William

When William Imlay was born in 1851, in New Jersey, United States, his father, Joseph T. Imlay, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Van Horn, was 30. He married Lelina Downs in 1868. He lived in Aberdeen Township, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

William Imlay
1851–
Lelina Downs
1847–
Marriage: 1868

Spouse and Children

    Male1851–Male

    Lelina Downs

    Female1847–Female

MARRIAGE
1868
Cream Ridge,, New Jersey, USA

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1861

Age 10

No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).
1863

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 31

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Imlach, which is of unknown, probably Gaelic, origin. It is recorded as a surname in Aberdeen from 1402 onwards.

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

Sources (1)

  • William A Imley in household of Joseph Imley, "United States Census, 1860"

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