Othniel Arthur Garnsey

10 May 1817–12 August 1885 (Age 68)
Lowville, Lewis, New York, United States

The Life of Othniel Arthur

When Othniel Arthur Garnsey was born on 10 May 1817, in Lowville, Lewis, New York, United States, his father, John Garnsey, was 30 and his mother, Sarah Coffeen, was 34. He married Emily A Torrey about 1842, in Clayton, Clayton, Jefferson, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Ellisburg, Jefferson, New York, United States in 1865 and New York, United States in 1870. He died on 12 August 1885, in Clayton, Clayton, Jefferson, New York, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Cape Vincent, Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Othniel Arthur Garnsey
1817–1885
Emily A Torrey
1817–1894
Marriage: about 1842
Amelia M Garnsey
1842–1878
George Garnsey
1848–
William Guernsey
1845–
Clarinda E Garnsey
1845–1852
Archibald Garnsey
1851–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1842
Clayton, Clayton, Jefferson, New York, United States
children

(5)

    Amelia M Garnsey

    Female1842–1878Female

    William Guernsey

    Male1845–Male

    Clarinda E Garnsey

    Female1845–1852Female

    George Garnsey

    Male1848–Male

    Archibald Garnsey

    Male1851–Male

Parents and Siblings

    Male1786–1871Male

    Sarah Coffeen

    Female1783–1834Female

siblings

(9)

    Male1810–Male

    Francis Deveraux Garnsey

    Male1813–1889Male

    Male1817–1885Male

    Zaleyette Garnsey

    Female1820–1904Female

    Moses Coffeen Garnsey

    Male1823–1893Male

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 10

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.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 19

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English:1. Norman habitational name for someone from Germisay in Haut-Marne, France. 2. habitational name from Guernsey in the Channel Islands.

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

Sources (3)

  • Othniel Gurnsey, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Othinel Gurnsey, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Othenile Gurnsey, "United States Census, 1870"

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