Joseph Lyon Wait

16 November 1802–1855
Antwerp, Antwerp, Jefferson, New York, United States

The Life of Joseph Lyon

When Joseph Lyon Wait was born on 16 November 1802, in Antwerp, Antwerp, Jefferson, New York, United States, his father, Gilbert Wait, was 24 and his mother, Rebecca Seaver, was 26. He married Lucretia McAllaster about 1830, in Antwerp, Antwerp, Jefferson, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He was buried in Antwerp, Antwerp, Jefferson, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Lyon Wait
1802–1855
Lucretia McAllaster
1811–1878
Marriage: about 1830
David A Wait
1829–1836
William W. Waite
1835–
Allen G. Wait
1833–1902
Laura A. Wait
1837–1879
Julia C Wait
1841–
William R. Wait
1848–1882
Daniel Wait
1848–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1830
Antwerp, Antwerp, Jefferson, New York, United States
children

(7)

    David A Wait

    Male1829–1836Male

    Allen G. Wait

    Male1833–1902Male

    William W. Waite

    Male1835–Male

    Laura A. Wait

    Female1837–1879Female

    Julia C Wait

    Female1841–Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1778–1844Male

    Rebecca Seaver

    Female1776–1861Female

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (7)

1803

Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 1

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 17

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Waite .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph L Wait, "United States Census, 1850"
  • J L Wait, "New York, State Census, 1855"
  • Joseph L Wait in entry for Mr Allen G Moore Wait, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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