Margaretha Yordan

Brief Life History of Margaretha

When Margaretha Yordan was born on 3 November 1799, in Minden, Montgomery, New York, United States, her father, Nicolaus A. Yordan, was 36 and her mother, Catherine Hufnagle Hess, was 32.

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Nicolaus A. Yordan
Catherine Hufnagle Hess
Peter Yordan
John Peter Yorton or Yerton
Nicholas Yerton
Delany Yorton
Maria Yerdon
Margaretha Yerton
Henry N Yerton
Elizabeth "Betsy" Yerton
Paul Nicholas Yorton Sr.
Delaney Yerton
John P Yorton
Delaney Farrington
Permelia Yerton
Catherine Yerton
Margaretha Yordan
Nicholas Yorton
Jacob C Yerton

Sources (1)

  • Margretha Yordan, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

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.

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

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.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Norden .

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

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