Cyrus Parmenter


Brief Life History of Cyrus

When Cyrus Parmenter was born in 1824, in Hope, Hamilton, New York, United States, his father, Daniel Parmenter, was 53 and his mother, Lucy Dean, was 31. He married Lorinda Van Steenburgh about 1842, in New York, United States. He lived in Northampton, Fulton, New York, United States in 1880. He died in United States.

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Cyrus Parmenter
Lorinda Van Steenburgh
Marriage: about 1842

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  • Cyrus S Parmenter, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Cyrus Parmenter in household of Daniel Parmenter, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Cyrus Parmenter - Government record: Census record: birth: 1824; Hope, Hamilton, New York, United States

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  • Marriage
    about 1842New York, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 1

    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 3

    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 39

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name from Middle English parmenter, parminter ‘tailor’ (Old French parementier, from Late Latin parmentarius), which could denote not only a tailor but also a maker of facings and trimmings or a furrier.

    Possibly also an altered form of French (and Walloon and Flemish) Parmentier , a cognate of 1 above. Compare Permenter .

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

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