Harriet Amanda Waldo

26 February 1821–28 May 1900 (Age 79)
United States

The Life of Harriet Amanda

When Harriet Amanda Waldo was born on 26 February 1821, in United States, her father, Zachariah Waldo, was 33 and her mother, Laura Phelps, was 26. She married Gideon Leonard about 1845, in New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Granville, Washington, New York, United States for about 5 years. She died on 28 May 1900, in Colby, Thomas, Kansas, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Gideon Leonard
Harriet Amanda Waldo
Marriage: about 1845
Laura Isabelle Leonard
Eunice Leonard
Emma Louise Leonard
John W. Leonard

Spouse and Children

about 1845
New York City, New York, United States


    Laura Isabelle Leonard


    Eunice Leonard


    Emma Louise Leonard


    John W. Leonard


Parents and Siblings



    John Waldo


    Ebenezer Waldo


    William George Waldo



    Louisa Waldo


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

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 6

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.

Age 25

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Waldie .2 German: habitational name for someone from any of several places in Pomerania and Brandenburg called Waldow.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harriet A Leonard in household of Gideon Leonard, "United States Census, 1860"
  • H A Leonard in household of Gideon Leonard, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Harriet A. Waldo Leonaard, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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