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
Lucretia McAllaster
Marriage: about 1830
David A Wait
William W. Waite
Allen G. Wait
Laura A. Wait
Julia C Wait
William R. Wait
Daniel Wait

Spouse and Children

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


    David A Wait


    Allen G. Wait


    William W. Waite


    Laura A. Wait


    Julia C Wait


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Rebecca Seaver




+2 More Children

World Events (7)


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.

Possible Related Names

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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