Levi Steadman Nye

23 May 1817–9 July 1895 (Age 78)
Lee, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Levi Steadman

When Levi Steadman Nye was born on 23 May 1817, in Lee, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Levi Nye Jr., was 40 and his mother, Mary "Polly" Kingsley, was 35. He married Mary Etta Darrin on 1 September 1841, in Lee, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Hillsdale, Hillsdale, Columbia, New York, United States for about 15 years and Lee, Lee, Penobscot, Massachusetts, United States in 1895. He died on 9 July 1895, in Lee, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Fairmount Cemetery, Lee, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Levi Steadman Nye
Mary Etta Darrin
Marriage: 1 September 1841
Laura Ellen Wye
Estella Mary Nye
William Leroy Nye

Spouse and Children


    Mary Etta Darrin


1 September 1841
Lee, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States


    Laura Ellen Wye


    Estella Mary Nye


    William Leroy Nye


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World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

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. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 3

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.

Age 29

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English (southeastern): topographic name arising from a misdivision of Middle English atten (e)ye which means either ‘at the river’ or ‘at the island’, from Old English ēa ‘river’ and ēg ‘island’ respectively. Both these words were feminine in Old English, and so should have been preceded only by Middle English atter ( see Rye ), but distinctions of gender ceased to be carefully maintained in the Middle English period.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Levi S Nye, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Levi S Nye, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Levi P Nye, "New York State Census, 1855"

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