Thomas Shreve

20 May 1799–20 May 1825 (Age 26)
New Jersey, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Shreve was born on 20 May 1799, in New Jersey, United States, his father, Joseph Shreve, was 50 and his mother, Sarah Taylor, was 43. He died on 20 May 1825, at the age of 26.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Shreve
1748–1829
Sarah Taylor
1755–1828
Caleb Shreve
1775–
Rebecca Shreve
1778–1849
Abigail Shreve
1780–
Amey Shreve
1782–1854
Ann Shreve
1784–1785
Sarah Shreve
1786–1873
Elizabeth Shreve
1788–1840
Joseph Shreve
1791–1871
Samuel Shreve
1793–1834
Caleb Shreve
1796–1832
Thomas Shreve
1799–1825
Charlotte Shreve
1802–1888

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World Events (3)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

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.
1803

Age 4

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1804

Age 5

Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr had been political enemies with intense personal differences for quite some time. Burr accused Hamilton of publicly disparaging his character during the elections of 1800 and 1804. On the morning of July 11, the two politicians went to Weehawken, New Jersey to resolve the disputes with an official duel. Both men were armed with a pistol. Hamilton missed, but Burr's shot fatally wounded Hamilton, who would die by the following day. The duel custom had been outlawed in New York by 1804, resulting in Burr fleeing the state due to an arrest warrant. He would later be accused of treason, but ultimately be acquitted.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a sheriff, from Middle English schiref, shreeve, shryve ‘sheriff’, from Old English scīr ‘shire’, ‘administrative district’ + (ge)rēfa ‘reeve’ ( see Reeve ). In some cases it may have arisen from a nickname.

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

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