Cassandra Harding

Maryland, United States

The Life of Cassandra

When Cassandra Harding was born in 1792, in Maryland, United States, her father, Elias Harding, was 46 and her mother, Cassandra Ford, was 26. She married James Power on 18 June 1825, in Frederick, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Jefferson, Jefferson, Missouri Territory, United States in 1850 and Joachim Township, Jefferson, Missouri, United States in 1860.

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James Power
Cassandra Harding
Marriage: 18 June 1825
James Columbus Power
Eliza Ellen Power
John Charles Power

Spouse and Children

18 June 1825
Frederick, Maryland, United States


    James Columbus Power


    Eliza Ellen Power



Parents and Siblings



    Rebecca Harding


    Charles Ford Harding



    Eleanor Harding


    Lloyd Ford Harding


World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 2

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1820 · The Missouri Compromise

Age 28

The Missouri territorial legislature submitted a request for statehood as a slave state to the U.S. Congress in December 1818. Due to interest in keeping a balance between the number of slave states to free states across the country, legislation known as The Missouri Compromise was created. This allowed Maine to be admitted as a free state and Missouri to be admitted as a slave state. The Missouri Compromise also specified that the Louisiana Purchase territory north of latitude 36° 30' would be reserved for free states and territory south would be reserved for slave states.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 33

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.

Name Meaning

Anglo-Saxon: Hard, hard, and ing, son, meaning descendant of hardHeard, hard, and ing, implying action, meaning hardening

Sources (2)

  • Kessander Powers, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Cassandra Power in household of James Power, "United States Census, 1850"

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