Margaret Edsall

Brief Life History of Margaret

When Margaret Edsall was born on 9 November 1792, in Warwick, Warwick, Orange, New York, United States, her father, Richard Edsall, was 40 and her mother, Phebe Amelia Seward, was 26. She married Horace Alanson Thomas about 1809, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She died in 1870, in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Horace Alanson Thomas
1789–1825
Margaret Edsall
1792–1870
Marriage: about 1809
Watson G Thomas
1810–1859
Ebenezer Thomas
1812–1889
Orrin Thomas
1819–
Horace Thomas
1815–1887
Wealthy Thomas
1817–1864
Alanson S Thomas
1826–1871

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  • Margret Thomas in household of Rodney Gooding, "New York State Census, 1855"

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

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

1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.

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. 

Name Meaning

English (Hampshire): variant of Edser, a habitational name from High Edser in Ewhurst (Surrey), probably from an Old English personal name Ecgi + haga ‘enclosure’, or the Old English personal name Ecga+ sceaga ‘small wood’.

It is possible that in some cases the name may be an Americanized form of German Etzel .

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

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