Edward Thomas Weakley

7 February 1812–27 June 1882 (Age 70)
Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Edward Thomas

When Edward Thomas Weakley was born on 7 February 1812, in Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Thomas Weakley, was 36 and his mother, Nancy Ann Alexander, was 36. He married Catharine Gunckel on 3 April 1834. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in New York City, New York County, New York, United States in 1855 and New Carlisle, Bethel Township, Clark, Ohio, United States in 1860. He died on 27 June 1882, at the age of 70, and was buried in Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States.

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Edward Thomas Weakley
Catharine Gunckel
Marriage: 3 April 1834
Herbert Henry Weakley
Anna Martha Weakley
Thomas Jefferson Weakley
Edward Stephen Weakley
Barbara Elizabeth Weakley
Mary Catharine Weakley
George Willis Weakley
Sarah Corina Weakley

Spouse and Children

3 April 1834
Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States


    Herbert Henry Weakley


    Anna Martha Weakley



    Edward Stephen Weakley


    Barbara Elizabeth Weakley


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 7

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 15

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.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 20

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Weekley .

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

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Sources (3)

  • E S Weakley, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thomas Weakley in household of Catherine Weakley, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Edward T Weakley, "United States Census, 1850"

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