Nelson Gage

1806–1818 (Age 12)
Herkimer, New York, United States

The Life of Nelson

When Nelson Gage was born on 3 May 1806, in Herkimer, New York, United States, his father, Moses Gage, was 38 and his mother, Sarah Slawson, was 33. He died on 24 December 1818, at the age of 12.

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Family Time Line

Moses Gage
1768–1843
Sarah Slawson
1772–1863
Hannah Gage
1792–1843
Lydia Gage
1796–1875
Charlotte Gage
1798–1872
Stephen Judson Gage
1802–1882
Nelson Gage
1806–1818
Lorenzo Dow Gage
1812–1890

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World Events (3)

1808

Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812

Age 6

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

Age 6

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English, Old French ga(u)ge ‘measure’, probably applied as a metonymic occupational name for an assayer, an official who was in charge of checking weights and measures.2 English and French: from Middle English, Old French gage ‘pledge’, ‘surety’ (against which money was lent), and therefore a metonymic occupational name for a moneylender or usurer.

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

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