Bronson Orton

about 1808–
Williamstown, Oswego, New York, United States

The Life of Bronson

When Bronson Orton was born about 1808, in Williamstown, Oswego, New York, United States, his father, Darius Orton, was 48 and his mother, Anne, was 45.

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Family Time Line

Darius Orton
1760–1835
Anne
1763–
Baruch Orton
1784–1827
Truman Orton
1794–1845
Luna Orton
1804–
Bronson Orton
1808–
Darius Orton Jr
1796–1841
Ruth Orton
1806–
Hiram Orton
1811–1884

Parents and Siblings

    Male1760–1835Male

    Anne

    Female1763–Female

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (3)

1808

Age 0

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812

Age 4

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 19

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.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of various places called Orton. All those in England share a second element from Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’, but the first element in each case is more difficult to determine. Examples in Cambridgeshire and Warwickshire are on the banks of rivers, so that there it is probably Old English ōfer ‘riverbank’; in other cases it is impossible to decide between ofer ‘ridge’ and ufera ‘upper’. Orton in Cumbria is probably formed with the Old Norse byname Orri ‘black-cock’ (the male black grouse). Orton near Fochabers, Scotland, is of uncertain etymology.

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

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