Jemima Onderdonk

1 November 1818–24 September 1880 (Age 61)
Pleasantville, Stockton, Chautauqua, New York, United States

The Life of Jemima

When Jemima Onderdonk was born on 1 November 1818, in Pleasantville, Stockton, Chautauqua, New York, United States, her father, Lucas Onderdonk, was 32 and her mother, Elizabeth Storms, was 25. She married Isaac Clark on 3 April 1844. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in New York, United States in 1870 and Mount Pleasant, Westchester, New York, United States in 1880. She died on 24 September 1880, at the age of 61.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Clark
Jemima Onderdonk
Marriage: 3 April 1844
Mary Adeline Clark
Lewis O. Clark
Edmund Clark

Spouse and Children

3 April 1844


Parents and Siblings

    Lucas Onderdonk


    Elizabeth Storms




    Harrison Onderdonk


    Parmilia Onderdonk



    Susan B Onderdonk


    Stephen S Onderdonk


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

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 9

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.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 18

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

Dutch: topographic name from onder ‘below’, ‘under’ + donk ‘small hill’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Jemima Clark in household of Isaac Clark, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jemima Clark in household of Isaac Clark, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James Onderdonk in household of Lucus Onderdonk, "United States Census, 1850"

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