Joshua Rumsey

18 July 1794–12 April 1862 (Age 67)
Orange, New York, United States

The Life of Joshua

When Joshua Rumsey was born on 18 July 1794, in Orange, New York, United States, his father, James Rumsey, was 35 and his mother, Martha Horton, was 28. He married Charlotte Rumsey before 1819. He died on 12 April 1862, in Enfield, Tompkins, New York, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Tompkins, New York, United States.

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Joshua Rumsey
Charlotte Rumsey
Marriage: before 1819

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before 1819

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World Events (7)

1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 3

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 6

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 18

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

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Romsey in Hampshire, so named from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Rūm (a short form of compound names with the first element rūm) + Old English ēg ‘island’, ‘dry land in a fen’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Joshua Rumsey, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joshua Rumsey, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Joshua Rumsey, "Find A Grave Index"

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