James D. Draper

Male21 December 1806–7 July 1884

Brief Life History of James D.

When James D. Draper was born on 21 December 1806, in Floyd, Floyd, Oneida, New York, United States, his father, Nathan Daniel Draper, was 24 and his mother, Cynthia Potter, was 19. He married Betsey Clark in 1834. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in New York, United States in 1870. He died on 7 July 1884, in Floyd, Floyd, Oneida, New York, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Holland Patent Cemetery, Holland Patent, Trenton, Oneida, New York, United States.

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James D. Draper
Betsey Clark
Marriage: 1834
Sophia Calista Draper
Asa Clark Draper
Sara M. Draper

Sources (5)

  • James Draper, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • James D. Draper, "Find A Grave Index"
  • James Draper, "United States Census, 1870"

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.


    Age 6

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 21

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a maker and seller of woolen cloth, from Anglo-Norman draper (Old French drapier, an agent derivative of drap ‘cloth’). The surname was introduced to Ulster in the 17th century. Draperstown in County Londonderry was named for the London Company of Drapers, which was allocated the land in the early 17th century.

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

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