Samuel Gibson Scollay

20 January 1812–24 December 1884 (Age 72)
Grafton, Windham, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of Samuel Gibson

When Samuel Gibson Scollay was born on 20 January 1812, in Grafton, Windham, Vermont, United States, his father, Abel Scollay, was 21 and his mother, Jane Gibson, was 21. He married Margaret Elizabeth Hudson on 22 February 1830, in Lansingburgh, Rensselaer, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Waterford, Saratoga, New York, United States in 1880. He died on 24 December 1884, in Joliet, Will, Illinois, United States, at the age of 72.

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Samuel Gibson Scollay
Margaret Elizabeth Hudson
Marriage: 22 February 1830
Stephen Scollay
Wealthy J. Scollay
Norman Scollay
George Gibson Scollay
Stephen Lyman Scollay
Sarah Elizabeth Scollay
Laura Scollay
Lyman Hamilton Scollay

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 February 1830Lansingburgh, Rensselaer, New York, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 6
    Illinois is the 21st state.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 7
    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. 
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 20
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    Anglo-Saxon: Scol-ley, from scolu, a school, and ley, a song, meaning a school-songAnglo-Norman: Scolay, to attend school, to study

    Sources (1)

    • Samuel B Scolley in household of Thomas S Truland, "United States Census, 1880"

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