Margaret Alcorn

1812–1883 (Age 70)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Alcorn was born on 8 December 1812, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Andrew Alcorn, was 24 and her mother, Elizabeth Mitchell, was 27. She had at least 4 sons and 2 daughters with William Henderson. She lived in New York, United States in 1870 and Westfield, Westfield, Chautauqua, New York, United States for about 5 years. She died on 10 November 1883, at the age of 70, and was buried in Westfield, Westfield, Chautauqua, New York, United States.

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William Henderson
Margaret Alcorn
John R. Henderson
Rebecca Sophia Henderson
John Henderson
Samuel Richard Henderson
Charles Henderson
Rachel M Henderson

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Parents and Siblings

    John Andrew Alcorn


    Elizabeth Mitchell




    Mary M. Alcorn




    James Alcorn


    Elizabeth M Alcorn


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 7

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. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 15

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.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 20

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: predominantly Scottish form of the English habitational name Allcorn . It was established in Scotland by the mid 15th century, and was sometimes altered by folk etymology to Auldcorn.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Margaret Henderson in household of Samuel Henderson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Margaret Henderson in household of William Henderson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Margaret Henderson in household of William Henderson, "United States Census, 1850"

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