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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Family Time Line

Nicolaus A. Yordan
1763–1839
Catherine Hufnagle Hess
1768–1844
Peter Yordan
1787–1857
John Peter Yorton or Yerton
1787–1859
Nicholas Yerton
1794–1812
Delany Yorton
1807–1875
Maria Yerdon
1788–1875
Margaretha Yerton
1789–1790
Henry N Yerton
1792–1857
Elizabeth "Betsy" Yerton
1792–1862
Paul Nicholas Yorton Sr.
1793–1871
Delaney Yerton
1795–1875
John P Yorton
1796–1859
Delaney Farrington
1797–1875
Permelia Yerton
1797–1877
Catherine Yerton
1798–1881
Margaretha Yordan
1799–
Nicholas Yorton
1808–1880
Jacob C Yerton
1810–1890

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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