Betsy Thorp

1825–1901 (Age 76)
Warsaw, Warsaw, Wyoming, New York, United States

The Life of Betsy

When Betsy Thorp was born in 1825, her father, Daniel Hyde Throop, was 34 and her mother, Mary Curtis, was 34. She married John M Fargo on 29 March 1843, in Warsaw, Warsaw, Wyoming, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 31 May 1901, at the age of 76, and was buried in Warsaw, Warsaw, Wyoming, New York, United States.

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Betsy Thorp
John M Fargo
Marriage: 29 March 1843
Frank Fargo

Spouse & Children

29 March 1843
Warsaw, Warsaw, Wyoming, New York, United States


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 0

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.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 2

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.

Age 21

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Thorpe .2 Scandinavian: variant of Torp .

Possible Related Names

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

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  • Betsy Throop Fargo, "Find A Grave Index"

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