Philo Burnell

about 1817–1857 (Age 40)
Chautauqua, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Philo

When Philo Burnell was born about 1817, in Chautauqua, New York, United States, his father, Joel Burnell, was 28 and his mother, Electa King, was 24. He died in 1857, at the age of 40.

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Joel Burnell
Electa King
Hannah Burnell
Lorenzo Burnell
Philo Burnell
Ransom Burnell
Madison Burnell
Sophronia Burnell
Joel Burnell
Philena Burnell
Miranda M. Burnell
Electa Burnell

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World Events (3)

1819 · Panic! of 1819
Age 2
With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal
Age 3
The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
Age 10
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

English (of Norman origin): from the Anglo-Norman French personal name Burnel, a metathesized form of Old French Brunel, originally a nickname for someone with brown hair or complexion.

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

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