Clarissa Collister

6 October 1821–7 March 1879 (Age 57)
Russell, St. Lawrence, New York, United States

The Life of Clarissa

When Clarissa Collister was born on 6 October 1821, in Russell, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, her father, Arba Collester, was 35 and her mother, Rachel Stewart, was 38. She married VanRenslaer Loop about 1837, in St. Lawrence, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Hermon, St. Lawrence, New York, United States in 1860. She died on 7 March 1879, at the age of 57, and was buried in Belleville Cemetery, Russell, St. Lawrence, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

VanRenslaer Loop
Clarissa Collister
Marriage: about 1837
Spellman Loop
Leeman Loop
Stillman Loop
Delilah Rachel Loop
Sarah Maria Loop
James Henry Loop
Isabella Loop
Charles Lyman Loop
Almon David Loop

Spouse and Children

    VanRenslaer Loop



about 1837
St. Lawrence, New York, United States


    Spellman Loop


    Leeman Loop


    Stillman Loop


    Delilah Rachel Loop


    Sarah Maria Loop


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 6

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.

Age 25

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Irish, Scottish, and Manx: reduced form of McCollister , a variant form of McAllister .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clarissa Loop in household of Gaw Rensalier Loop, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Clarissa Loop in household of Vansensalaer Loop, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Clarissa McAlister in entry for Leeman O Loop, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"

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