Harriet N. Fogg

Female23 June 1831–16 February 1888

Brief Life History of Harriet N.

When Harriet N. Fogg was born on 23 June 1831, in Harrison, Cumberland, Maine, United States, her father, Moses Fogg, was 49 and her mother, Sally Brackett, was 42. She married Henry William Symmes on 17 September 1854, in Winchester, Winchester, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. She lived in Winchester, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States for about 5 years and Winchester, Winchester, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1865. She died on 16 February 1888, at the age of 56.

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Henry William Symmes
Harriet N. Fogg
Marriage: 17 September 1854
Harry M Symmes
James Synmes
Lucius Redfern Symmes
Jefferson F. Symmes

Sources (15)

  • Harriett Fogg in household of Moses Fogg, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Harriet N. Fogg, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Harriet N Fogg, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 September 1854Winchester, Winchester, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (7)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 1

    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.

    1832 · Calais Branch is Chartered

    Age 1

    The State of Maine chartered the Calais Railway in 1832, one of the first railway charters to be granted by the state. Construction was very long, as the project was reorganized, abandoned, transferred to other companies, and extended several times. It was finally completed in 1898.

    1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition

    Age 20

    "In 1851, Maine outlawed the sale of alcohol, allowing exceptions only for ""medicinal, mechanical, and manufacturing purposes"". This made Maine the first state to experiment with prohibition. Neal Dow, mayor of Portland, believed that alcohol was linked to slavery and was also convinced by the Christian temperance movement. Dow ran into problems later for his anti-immigration rhetoric against the Irish, and also for breaking his own prohibition laws; although not a designated ""purchaser"", Dow personally purchased alcohol to distribute to local doctors, violating a technicality. As the citizens turned against him, Dow eventually ordered soldiers to fire on protesters. This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856. Aspects of the law would remain in tact, however, and ultimately paved the way for the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol on the national level."

    Name Meaning

    English (northern): possibly a variant of Fowke (see Foulk 1). It may derive from Middle English fogge ‘aftermath’ (i.e. grass left to grow after the hay has been cut, also applied to long grass in a water meadow), especially in northern England, where the term occurs as a specifying element in minor placenames, but as it is not found on its own as a simplex name, the derivation is doubtful without some supporting evidence. The word fogge, which is probably of Old Norse origin, is still in use as a dialect term in Craven, Yorkshire, and in eastern Lancashire. modern English fog ‘thick mist’ is first attested in the 16th century and is unlikely to be the source of the surname.

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

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