George W. Tiers

Male3 November 1824–5 May 1871

Brief Life History of George W.

When George W. Tiers was born on 3 November 1824, in New York, United States, his father, Peter Tiers, was 33 and his mother, Helen Seaman, was 29. He married Emeline Roberts on 8 November 1846, in New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 daughters. He lived in New York City, New York County, New York, United States for about 20 years. He died on 5 May 1871, in New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Mount Vernon, Westchester, New York, United States.

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George W. Tiers
Emeline Roberts
Marriage: 8 November 1846
Helen Seaman Tiers
Sarah Sands Tiers
Emeline Roberts Tiers
Martha Washington Tiers
Kate Abby Tiers
Gertrude Tiers
Annie Austin Tiers

Sources (11)

  • Geo W Teirs, "United States Census, 1870"
  • George W. Tiers, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"
  • George W Tiers in entry for Charles R Staudinger and Annie Austin Tiers, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 November 1846New York City, New York, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (5)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 1

    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 3

    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 22

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

    Name Meaning

    Anglo-Saxon: Tier, Tier, and "s" for sun, son, meaning son of Tier

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