Stephen Underhill

Male1824–20 November 1827

Brief Life History of Stephen

When Stephen Underhill was born in 1824, in New York City, New York, United States, his father, Stephen M Underhill, was 35 and his mother, Phebe Cornell, was 35. He died on 20 November 1827, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 3.

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Stephen M Underhill
Phebe Cornell
Maria Cornell Underhill
Sarah Jane Underhill
Benjamin C. Underhill
Caroline Underhill
Stephen Underhill
Edwin Underhill

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  • Stephen Underhill, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"

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1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

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 3

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: topographic name for someone who lived below or in the lee of a hill, from Middle English under + hill.

History: John Underhill (c. 1597–1672) was born in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England. His father was a mercenary in the Netherlands, and he himself became a cadet in the Prince of Orange's guards. In 1630 he emigrated to Boston, MA, where he was appointed captain of militia. In 1664–65 he played a significant role in helping to bring the Dutch colony of New Netherland under English control.

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

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