Nathaniel Lear

28 February 1826–7 December 1832 (Age 6)
New Castle, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Nathaniel

When Nathaniel Lear was born on 28 February 1826, in New Castle, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Nathaniel Lear, was 34 and his mother, Mary White, was 30. He died on 7 December 1832, in his hometown, at the age of 6, and was buried in New Castle, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States.

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Nathaniel Lear
Mary White
John Lear
Elizabeth Lear
Mary Jane Lear
Martha Ann Lear
Nathaniel Lear
Nathan White Lear
Hiram Lear
Frances A Lear
Nathaniel Lear Jr.
Everline Lear

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World Events (3)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 4

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 6

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of various places in northern France named with the Germanic element lār ‘clearing’.2 English: variant of Layer .3 English: nickname from Old English hlēor ‘cheek’, ‘face’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nathaniel Lear, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"
  • Nathaniel Lear, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Nathaniel Lear, "Find A Grave Index"

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