Enos Spalding

18 August 1819–April 1867 (Age 47)
Athens, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Enos

When Enos Spalding was born on 18 August 1819, in Athens, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, James Spalding, was 21 and his mother, Sally Howard, was 24. He married Laura Cartright in March 1841. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Richford, Tioga, New York, United States in 1865. He died in April 1867, at the age of 47.

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Family Time Line

Enos Spalding
1819–1867
Laura Cartright
1820–1843
Marriage: March 1841
William Spalding
1843–
James Byron Spaulding
1843–1936

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
March 1841
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World Events (7)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 8

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 13

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

English and Scottish: habitational name from a place in Lincolnshire, so called from the Old English tribal name Spaldingas ‘people of the district called Spald’. The district name probably means ‘ditches’, referring to drainage channels in the fenland.

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

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  • Enos Spaulding, "New York State Census, 1865"

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