John York

Brief Life History of John

When John York was born on 31 January 1821, in Twin Township, Preble, Ohio, United States, his father, Jeptha York, was 32 and his mother, Susanah Slade, was 27. He married Sarah Jane Ryerson on 10 March 1842, in Cass, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Indiana, United States in 1870 and Jackson Township, White, Indiana, United States in 1880. He died on 9 August 1895, in White, Indiana, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Davis Cemetery, Logansport, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

John York
Sarah Jane Ryerson
Marriage: 10 March 1842
William Henry York
Lydia York
Jonathan S. York
Amanda Jane York

Sources (8)

  • John Wapon York, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Ywd?, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Jno. York, "Indiana Death Index, 1882-1920"

World Events (8)


Historical Boundaries : 1823: Daviess, Indiana, United States Originally called Wallace Township 1835: Daviess, Indiana, United States Now called Madison Township

1825 · The Crimes Act

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.

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the city of York in northern England. The surname is now widespread throughout England. Originally, the city bore the Latin name Eburacum, which is probably from a Brittonic name meaning ‘yew-tree place’. This was altered by folk etymology to Old English Eoforwīc (from the elements eofor ‘wild boar’ + wīc ‘specialized farmstead’). This name was taken over by Scandinavian settlers, who altered it back to opacity in the form Jórvík or Jórk (English York, which became finally settled as the placename in the 13th century). The surname has also been adopted by Jews as an Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.

In some cases also an American shortened and altered form of the East Slavic patronymic Yurkovich or its Croatian, Slovak, or Slovenian variants. Compare Yurk .

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

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