Emeline Skidmore

Brief Life History of Emeline

When Emeline Skidmore was born in 1817, in Riverhead, Suffolk, New York, United States, her father, Samuel Skidmore, was 46 and her mother, Hannah Brown, was 40. She died on 18 August 1828, in United States, at the age of 11.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Skidmore
1771–1841
Hannah Brown
1777–1838
William Skidmore
1799–1887
Jehiel Skidmore
1803–1823
Sylvester Skidmore
1806–1887
Luther Skidmore
1808–1872
Mehitable Skidmore
1812–1812
Sophronia Skidmore
1815–1902
Emeline Skidmore
1817–1828
Samuel Skidmore
1819–1819
George Skidmore
1822–1824

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  • Emeline Skidmore, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"

World Events (3)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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

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

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 (Staffordshire): of Norman origin, a variant of Scudamore, which most probably arises from a Norman French nickname for a knight who used a particular type of leather shield, from the unrecorded Norman French phrase, escu de more ‘Moor's shield’, a reference to a type of Moorish leather shield called an adarga, which was in widespread use not only in medieval Iberia and north Africa but also in Brittany.

History: The manor of Upton Scudamore in Wiltshire was held by Peter de Skydemore in 1216. The same manor was held by Godfrey Escudamore shortly after 1150. The Scudamore family claim descent from Ralph, recorded in Domesday Book (1086) as holder of Opeton (Upton), whose son was known as Reginald Escudemor.

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

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