Eli Sperry

26 August 1819–16 June 1899 (Age 79)
Oxford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Eli

When Eli Sperry was born on 26 August 1819, in Oxford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, Moses Allen, was 37 and his mother, Hannah Prindle, was 34. He married Martha Jane Northrop on 24 May 1852. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Russell, Kansas, United States in 1875 and Big Creek Township, Russell, Kansas, United States in 1880. He registered for military service in 1892. He died on 16 June 1899, in California, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Eli Sperry
1819–1899
Marilla Lois Burnham
1833–1871
Marriage: 2 June 1858
Annah Jane Sperry
1860–1860
Alfred Burnham Sperry
1861–1871
Frank Dwight Sperry
1863–1951
Chauncey Prindle Sperry
1865–1871
Emily Marilla Sperry
1868–1871

Spouse and Children

    Male1819–1899Male

    Marilla Lois Burnham

    Female1833–1871Female

MARRIAGE
2 June 1858
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
children

(5)

    Annah Jane Sperry

    Female1860–1860Female

    Alfred Burnham Sperry

    Male1861–1871Male

    Frank Dwight Sperry

    Male1863–1951Male

    Chauncey Prindle Sperry

    Male1865–1871Male

    Emily Marilla Sperry

    Female1868–1871Female

Parents and Siblings

    Moses Allen

    Male1781–Male

    Hannah Prindle

    Female1785–1823Female

siblings

(3)

    Sarah Almira Sperry

    Female1812–1888Female

    Male1819–1899Male

    Emily Grace Sperry

    Female1822–Female

World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 10

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.
1846

Age 27

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

Name Meaning

English (Leicestershire): unexplained.

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

Story Highlight

Civil war information from https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/index.htm

Sperry, Eli BATTLE UNIT NAME: 2nd Regiment, Connecticut Heavy Artillery SIDE: Union COMPANY: I SOLDIER'S RANK IN: Captain SOLDIER'S RANK OUT: Captain ALTERNATE NAME: FILM NUMBER: M535 ROLL 15 PLAQUE N …

Sources (3)

  • Eli Sperry, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Eli Sperry, "Kansas State Census, 1875"
  • Eli Sperry, "United States Census, 1860"

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