Jacobus May

28 January 1796–
Friesburg, Alloway Township, Salem, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Jacobus

When Jacobus May was born on 28 January 1796, in Friesburg, Alloway Township, Salem, New Jersey, United States, his father, Johannes John May, was 30 and his mother, Margaretha Hitchner, was 31.

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Family Time Line

Johannes John May
1766–1832
Margaretha Hitchner
1764–1829
Anna Maria May
1787–
Johann Georg May
1789–
Margaret May
1790–1862
John May
1792–1863
Elisabeth May
1793–
Jacobus May
1796–
Sarah May
1798–
Christina May
1803–
Catharina May
1806–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

    Anna Maria May

    Female1787–Female

    Male1789–Male

    Margaret May

    Female1790–1862Female

    Male1792–1863Male

    Elisabeth May

    Female1793–Female

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 4

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.
1804

Age 8

Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr had been political enemies with intense personal differences for quite some time. Burr accused Hamilton of publicly disparaging his character during the elections of 1800 and 1804. On the morning of July 11, the two politicians went to Weehawken, New Jersey to resolve the disputes with an official duel. Both men were armed with a pistol. Hamilton missed, but Burr's shot fatally wounded Hamilton, who would die by the following day. The duel custom had been outlawed in New York by 1804, resulting in Burr fleeing the state due to an arrest warrant. He would later be accused of treason, but ultimately be acquitted.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 34

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

1 English, French, Danish, Dutch, and German: from a short form of the personal name Matthias ( see Matthew ) or any of its many cognates, for example Norman French Maheu.2 English, French, Dutch, and German: from a nickname or personal name taken from the month of May (Middle English, Old French mai, Middle High German meie, from Latin Maius (mensis), from Maia, a minor Roman goddess of fertility). This name was sometimes bestowed on someone born or baptized in the month of May; it was also used to refer to someone of a sunny disposition, or who had some anecdotal connection with the month of May, such as owing a feudal obligation then.3 English: nickname from Middle English may ‘young man or woman’.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Jacob May, "New Jersey, Births, 1670-1980"

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