Sylvester R. Scales

7 January 1782–10 December 1845 (Age 63)
Freeport, Cumberland, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Sylvester R.

When Sylvester R. Scales was born on 7 January 1782, in Freeport, Cumberland, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Samuel Scales, was 24 and his mother, Susannah Southworth, was 20. He married Hannah Pittee on 26 April 1804, in Cumberland, Cumberland, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Douglas, Illinois, United States in 1860. He died on 10 December 1845, in Fredonia, Licking, Ohio, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Old Fredonia Cemetery, Fredonia, Licking, Ohio, United States.

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Sylvester R. Scales
Hannah Pittee
Marriage: 26 April 1804
Sylvester Scales
Israel Scales
William Scales
Anise Scales
Sylvannus C Scales
Samuel Pittee Scales
Lucinda B. Scales

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    26 April 1804Cumberland, Cumberland, Maine, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1783 · A Free America
    Age 1
    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
    1786 · Shays' Rebellion
    Age 4
    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 18
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English:plural form of Scale , naming a herdsman living and working on a summer pasture, or a habitational name for someone from a place called Scales, mostly minor places in Lancashire and Yorkshire. Scholes is a dialect variant of the same name.(of Norman origin): habitational name either from Écalles-Alix (Seine-Maritime), Écalles (in Estouteville-Écalles, Seine-Maritime), or from Escalles (Pas-de-Calais). The earliest spellings of these names suggest a derivation from Latin scala, scalae (plural) ‘ladder, staircase, stile’, perhaps applied to a steep slope or path, although Old Norse skáli (‘herdsman's hut, shieling’, see Scale ) has also been suggested for Écalles. Challis may be a variant of the same name. The surname has also been established in southern Ireland (Limerick) since the 14th century.

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

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    Sources (13)

    • Sylvester Scales in entry for Samuel P Scales, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
    • Sylvester Scales in entry for Annis Scales, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
    • Sylvester Scales, "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907"

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