Moses P. Fasset

Niagara, Niagara, New York, United States

The Life of Moses P.

When Moses P. Fasset was born in 1817, in Niagara, Niagara, New York, United States, his father, Jonathan Fasset, was 42 and his mother, Betsey, was 23.

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Jonathan Fasset
Oel Ray Fasset
Moses P. Fasset
Sarah Fasset
Emily Fasset

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World Events (3)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

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. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 3

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 10

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

South German: from a dialect diminutive of Fass ‘cask’, ‘barrel’; probably a nickname for a short, rotund person, or a habitational name for someone living at a house or tavern distinguished by the sign of a barrel. In some cases it may be an Americanized spelling of Fässle or Fassl, of like meaning and application.

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

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