Ezra Dwight

1822–1849 (Age 27)
Cincinnatus, Cincinnatus, Cortland, New York, United States

The Life of Ezra

When Ezra Dwight was born on 6 April 1822, in Cincinnatus, Cincinnatus, Cortland, New York, United States, his father, Henry Dwight, was 37 and his mother, Chloe Meacham, was 38. He died on 24 August 1849, in his hometown, at the age of 27, and was buried in Cincinnatus, Cincinnatus, Cortland, New York, United States.

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Henry Dwight
Chloe Meacham
Henry Dwight
Ezra Dwight
Ira Dwight
George Dwight
Albert Dwight
Nancy Jane Dwight
Mary Jenette Dwight

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World Events (5)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 5

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.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 8

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English: from Diot, a pet form of the female personal name Dye . Reaney also suggests that this may also be an altered form of Thwaite ( see Thwaites ).

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

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  • Ezra Dwight (1822 - 1849) - Find A Grave Memorial

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