Esther Paulding

Brief Life History of Esther

When Esther Paulding was born on 21 January 1800, in Westchester, New York, United States, her father, Joseph Paulding, was 36 and her mother, Sarah Sealey, was 25. She married Sands Pinkerton on 14 May 1818, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 27 February 1882, in North Urbana, Wayne, Steuben, New York, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Schuyler, New York, United States.

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Sands Pinkerton
Esther Paulding
Marriage: 14 May 1818
Julia Ann Pinkerton
Volney Pinkerton
Ormond Pinkerton
Ardell D Pinkerton
Leslie Pinkerton
Dr Mervin Pinkerton
Mary Pinkerton

Sources (14)

  • Ester Pelton in household of James Dean, "New York, State Census, 1875"
  • Esther Paulding Pelton, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Esther Pelton in entry for Ezra Pelton, "United States War of 1812 Index to Pension Application Files, 1812-1910"

World Events (8)


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

1803 · The U.S doubles in size

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch Paeldinck: metonymic occupational name for a seller or catcher of eels, from Middle Dutch paeldinc, modern Dutch paling ‘eel’. The surname Paeldinck is no longer found in the Netherlands.

English (Lancashire): habitational name from Pauldon in Prestwich with Oldham (Lancashire). The placename may derive from Old English pāl ‘pole’ + denu ‘valley’.

History: Joost (Joseph) Paulding came from Cadzand, the Netherlands, married Catherina Duyts in 1688 and lived in Westchester County, NY.

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

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