Miss Gee

about 1812–
Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Miss Gee

Miss Gee was born about 1812, in Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States as the daughter of Mary or Mercy Reeve.

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Family Time Line

Mary or Mercy Reeve
Miss Gee
1812–
Mary Gee
1820–1906
Emaline Gee
1829–1830
Harriet Gee
1833–1860
Cordelia Gee
1827–1914

Parents and Siblings

    Mary or Mercy Reeve

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(5)

World Events (3)

1812

Age 0

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 0

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 17

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.

Name Meaning

1 Irish and Scottish: reduced form of McGee , Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aodha ‘son of Aodh’ ( see McCoy ).2 English: this is a common name in northern England, of uncertain origin. The existence of a patronymic form Geeson points to a personal name, but this has not been satisfactorily identified. It may in fact be the Irish or Scottish name in an English context.3 French (Gée): habitational name from any of several places called Gé or Gée, for example in Maine-et-Loire, derived from the Gallo-Roman domain name Gaiacum.

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

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