Leonard Gale

Brief Life History of Leonard

When Leonard Gale was born on 6 February 1796, in Guilford, Windham, Vermont, United States, his father, Ephraim Gale, was 35 and his mother, Mary "Molly" Rice, was 34. He died on 23 June 1864, in Newbury, Orange, Vermont, United States, at the age of 68.

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Ephraim Gale
Mary "Molly" Rice
Emory Gale
Artemas Gale
Ephraim Gale
John Gale
Polly Gale
Leonard Gale
Justus Gale
Clarissa Gale

Sources (6)

  • Leonard Gale in household of Emory Gale, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Leonard Gale, "Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"
  • Leonard Gale, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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World Events (8)

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.


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

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: nickname from Anglo-Norman French gal, gale, galle ‘cock, cockerel’.

English: habitational name from a minor place called with either Middle English gale, gagel (Old English gagel) ‘bog myrtle’, or with Middle English gale ‘fishery paying dues to the lord’ (Old English gafol ‘tax’?) such as Gale in Bickington (Devon) and The Gale, the name of a fishery in Ham and Stone (Gloucestershire).

English: topographic name from Middle English gale, gail (Old Norse geil) ‘ravine, narrow lane’, or a habitational name from a place so named such as Gale in Littleborough, Rochdale (Lancashire), or possibly High Gale in Tatham or Tunstall (Lancashire). With the sense ‘narrow lane’ it is found in several street names in medieval York.

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

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