Harriet B. Torrey

Female14 September 1840–26 February 1921

Brief Life History of Harriet B.

When Harriet B. Torrey was born on 14 September 1840, in Hamilton, New York, United States, her father, William Gardner Torrey, was 21 and her mother, Serepta Orsborn, was 25. She married George Martin Boughton on 4 February 1866, in Lawrence, Lawrence Township, Van Buren, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Marshall, Oneida, New York, United States in 1860 and Pavilion Township, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States in 1900. She died on 26 February 1921, in Pavilion, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Martin Boughton
Harriet B. Torrey
Marriage: 4 February 1866
Warren Amos Boughton
Nellie May Boughton
Gertrude M. Boughton

Sources (37)

  • Harriet B Torrey in household of Wm G Torrey, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Harriet B. Torrey - Published information: Family genealogies: birth-name: Harriet B. Torrey
  • Harriet B Torry, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 February 1866Lawrence, Lawrence Township, Van Buren, Michigan, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)


    Age 6

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

    1847 · Moving the State Capital

    Age 7

    The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.


    Age 23

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

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Tory . This form of the surname is rare in Britain and Ireland.

    Scottish (Argyll): variant of Torrie . This form of the surname is rare in Britain and Ireland.

    History: A Josiah Torrey was in Boston before 1680. John Torrey (1796–1873) was a botanist and teacher born in NY who catalogued many North American plants.

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

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