John Bort Jr

Male25 November 1810–7 December 1903

Brief Life History of John

When John Bort Jr was born on 25 November 1810, in German Flatts, Herkimer, New York, United States, his father, John N Bort, was 33 and his mother, Jemimah Hart, was 31. He married Marietta Smith on 10 October 1832, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 7 December 1903, in Royalton Township, Berrien, Michigan, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Riverview Cemetery, St. Joseph Township, Berrien, Michigan, United States.

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John Bort Jr
Sophronia Catherine Getman
Marriage: 2 January 1850
Charles Bort
Sarah Bort
Albert W. Bort
Fayette M Bort
Harry G Bort
Edgar G. Bort

Sources (14)

  • John Bort, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Bort in entry for Edgar G. Bort and Elmyra Streets Frost, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • John Bort, "United States Census, 1880"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 January 1850Herkimer, New York, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

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

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 17

    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.

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 26

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname for a man with aremarkable beard, from Yiddish bord combined with GermanBart, both meaning ‘beard’.

    Polish: from borta ‘braid, galloon’, a loanword from German (Borte).

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

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