Eunice Sophia McNitt

Brief Life History of Eunice Sophia

When Eunice Sophia McNitt was born in 1822, in Sandy Creek, Sandy Creek, Oswego, New York, United States, her father, Samuel McNitt, was 48 and her mother, Eunice Cornwell, was 43. She married Joseph Matthews on 28 March 1841, in Sandy Creek, Oswego, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Ellisburg, Jefferson, New York, United States for about 10 years and Ellisburg, Ellisburg, Jefferson, New York, United States in 1880. She died on 4 August 1893, at the age of 71, and was buried in Ellisburg, Jefferson, New York, United States.

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Joseph Matthews
Eunice Sophia McNitt
Marriage: 28 March 1841
Owen Matthews
Joseph Matthews
Edison Matthews
Lucian Matthews
Lauriston A Matthews
Eaton L. Matthews
Electa S Matthews
Josephine Matthews
Anna Matthews
Ezra Matthews

Sources (8)

  • Unis Mathews in household of Joseph Mathews, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Eunice Sophia McNitt Matthews, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Eunice Matthews in household of Joseph Matthews, "United States Census, 1870"

World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

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

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.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of McNutt or McNaughton .

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

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