William Mastin

Male1825–1 April 1885

Brief Life History of William

When William Mastin was born in 1825, in Livingston, Livingston, Columbia, New York, United States, his father, Henry Mastin, was 30 and his mother, Susanna Gallup, was 26. He married Emily Acker before 1848, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Sparta, Livingston, New York, United States in 1865 and New York, United States in 1870. He died on 1 April 1885, in Conesus, Livingston, New York, United States, at the age of 60.

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William Mastin
Emily Acker
1828–after 1880
Marriage: before 1848
Henry Mastin
Maryette Mastin
John F Mastin
Charles Mastin
William Wesley Mastin
Wilson Mastin
Franklin Mastin
Caroline Mastin
Emma Mastin
Laura Mastin

Sources (8)

  • William Marten, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Wm Mastier in entry for Edward H Johnson, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
  • William Martin, "United States Census, 1860"

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  • Marriage
    before 1848New York, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (7)

    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

    English (Lincolnshire): variant of Maston , itself a variant of Marston . Compare Masten .

    French (mainly northern), Flemish, and Walloon: occupational name for a household servant, from Old French mastin ‘watchdog, manservant’ (from Latin mansuetudinus ‘domestic’). The Old French word had the further sense of a bad-tempered dog, and was used as an adjective in the sense of ‘bad, cruel’.

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

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