Eli Sperry

Brief Life History 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 35. 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
Marilla Lois Burnham
Marriage: 2 June 1858
Annah Jane Sperry
Alfred Burnham Sperry
Frank Dwight Sperry
Chauncey Prindle Sperry
Emily Marilla Sperry

Sources (21)

  • Eli Sperry, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Eli Sperry, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"
  • Eli Sperry, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

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

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.


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

Name Meaning

English (Leicestershire): from the early Middle English personal name Sperry (Old Norse Sperrir, perhaps originally a nickname for a tall man, from Old Norse sperra ‘spar, beam, stake’).

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 …

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