Betsey Nearing

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

The Life 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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Family Time Line

Harvey Gregory
1801–1839
Betsey Nearing
1816–
Marriage: 7 March 1839

Spouse and Children

    Harvey Gregory

    Male1801–1839Male

    Female1816–Female

MARRIAGE
7 March 1839

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Nearing

    Male1762–1849Male

    Female1791–1877Female

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

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.
1863

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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