Albert Westfall

Brief Life History of Albert

When Albert Westfall was born on 4 December 1808, in Windsor, Windsor, Vermont, United States, his father, James Jacobus Westfall, was 25 and his mother, Besty Hammond, was 24. He had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with Lydia Andrews. He died on 1 December 1886, in Vestal, Broome, New York, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Vestal, Broome, New York, United States.

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Albert Westfall
Lydia Andrews
Simeon Westfall
Elizabeth Westfall
Daniel Westfall
Albert Westfall

Sources (8)

  • Albert Westfall, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Alvan Westfall, "Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"
  • Albert Westfall, "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956"

World Events (8)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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

Americanized form of German Westfahl and Westphal .

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

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