James Wilbor

Brief Life History of James

When James Wilbor was born on 22 January 1799, in New York, United States, his father, Oliver Wilbor, was 43 and his mother, Elizabeth Benjamin, was 44.

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Oliver Wilbor
1755–1837
Elizabeth Benjamin
1754–
William Benjamin Wilbur
1778–1847
Buel Stevens Wilbor
1785–1862
Betsy Wilbore
1791–
Woodbury Starkweather Wilbor
1781–
Samuel Rathbone Wilbur
1782–
Sarah Ann Wilbor
1786–
Hulda Wilbor
1790–
Elizabeth Wilbur
1794–1873
Olive Wilbore
1796–1875
James Wilbor
1799–

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    World Events (3)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    1803

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Wilber .

    History: Samuel Wilbur (c. 1585–1656), also known as Wilbore and Wildbore, is recorded in Boston, MA, before 1633 and purchased Boston Common in 1634. He and other religious exiles from MA purchased and settled Aquidneck Island (now RI) in 1637.

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

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