Mary Webster Stark

about 1795–
New York, United States

The Life of Mary Webster

When Mary Webster Stark was born about 1795, in New York, United States, her father, Israel Stark, was 41 and her mother, Anna Webster, was 32. She married Daniel Hicks Chandler on 24 December 1824, in Batavia, Genesee, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years.

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Daniel Hicks Chandler
Mary Webster Stark
Marriage: 24 December 1824
Cornelia Hepzibah Chandler
Walter Seymour Chandler
Robert Chandler
Ralph Chandler

Spouse and Children

    Daniel Hicks Chandler



24 December 1824
Batavia, Genesee, New York, United States


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World Events (8)

1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 2

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

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.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 32

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

1 Scottish and English: from Middle English stark ‘firm’, ‘unyielding’, hence a nickname for a stern, determined, or physically strong person.2 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a strong, bold person, from Middle High German stark(e), German stark ‘strong’, ‘brave’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary W Chandler in household of Danl H Chandler, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary W Chandler in household of Daniel H Chandler, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary W. Chandler in entry for Waller Seymore Chandler and Sarah Olivia Kneeland, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"

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