Betsey Nearing

9 May 1816–
New Lisbon, New Lisbon, Otsego, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Betsey

When Betsey Nearing was born on 9 May 1816, in New Lisbon, New Lisbon, Otsego, New York, United States, her father, Joseph Nearing, was 53 and her mother, Julia Genung, was 24. She married Harvey Gregory on 7 March 1839.

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Harvey Gregory
Betsey Nearing
Marriage: 7 March 1839

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819
Age 3
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. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
Age 11
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 47
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Niering, a habitational name from a place so named in Westphalia, or possibly an altered spelling of Nehring .

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Betsey Nearing - Published information: birth: 9 May 1816; New Lisbon, Otsego, New York, United States

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