Matilda Corinna Livingston

Brief Life History of Matilda Corinna

When Matilda Corinna Livingston was born on 22 February 1815, in New York, United States, her father, Robert L Livingston, was 39 and her mother, Margaret Maria Livingston, was 31. She married George William Admire in 1856, in Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died in 1861, in Pulaski, Missouri, United States, at the age of 46.

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Family Time Line

George William Admire
1790–1876
Matilda Corinna Livingston
1815–1861
Marriage: 1856
Jacob B Admire
1826–1860
William Henry Admire
1857–1937
Mary Catherine Admire
1859–1934

Sources (2)

  • Matilda Admires, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Matilda Corinna Livingston, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"

World Events (5)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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

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.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place in Lothian, originally named in Middle English as Levingston. The placename derives from the Middle English personal name Leving (genitive Levinges) + Middle English, Older Scots toun ‘town, village, settlement’.

Irish: surname adopted as equivalent of Gaelic Ó Duinnshléibhe and Mac Duinnshléibhe (see Dunleavy ).

Americanized form of Jewish Lowenstein .

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

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