Jacob G. Lancaster

26 August 1823–15 September 1874 (Age 51)
Prospect, Hancock, Maine, United States

The Life of Jacob G.

When Jacob G. Lancaster was born on 26 August 1823, in Prospect, Hancock, Maine, United States, his father, Daniel Lancaster, was 39 and his mother, Sarah Clifford, was 38. He lived in Prospect Ferry, Prospect, Waldo, Maine, United States in 1823 and Stockton Springs, Waldo, Maine, United States in 1860. He died on 15 September 1874, at the age of 51.

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Daniel Lancaster
Sarah Clifford
Sewall Lancaster
Sally Lancaster
Mahitable Lancaster
Rachel Lancaster
Sylvinia Lancaster
Daniel Lancaster
Rachel S Lancaster
Jacob G. Lancaster
Captain Manley H. Lancaster
Caroline L. Lancaster
Eliza C Lancaster

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World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

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.
1832 · Calais Branch is Chartered

Age 9

The State of Maine chartered the Calais Railway in 1832, one of the first railway charters to be granted by the state. Construction was very long, as the project was reorganized, abandoned, transferred to other companies, and extended several times. It was finally completed in 1898.
1838 · The Aroostook War

Age 15

"An international incident referred to as the Aroostook War or ""Pork and Beans War"". The conflict resulted as part of an international boundary dispute between the United States. Although several British soldiers were captured, nobody was killed during the war. In fact, local militia units did not engage in any significant combat. One of the most dramatic events was actually when two Canadian militia were injured by Black Bears."

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Lancaster in northwestern England, named in Old English as ‘Roman fort on the Lune’, from the Lune river, on which it stands, + Old English cæster ‘Roman fort or walled city’ (Latin castra ‘legionary camp’). The river name is probably British, perhaps related to Gaelic slán ‘healthy’, ‘salubrious’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Jacob Lancaster in household of James Staples, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jacob G. Lancaster, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"

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