Henry Benjamin Hoadley

Male22 November 1820–5 March 1913

Brief Life History of Henry Benjamin

When Henry Benjamin Hoadley was born on 22 November 1820, in Charlotte, Chittenden, Vermont, United States, his father, Aaron Hoadley, was 43 and his mother, Hadassah Higgins, was 42. He married Drusilla S. Whittier on 27 June 1848, in Lowell, Penobscot, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Potsdam, St. Lawrence, New York, United States for about 35 years. He died on 5 March 1913, in Norwood, Potsdam, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Madrid, St. Lawrence, New York, United States.

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Henry Benjamin Hoadley
Drusilla S. Whittier
Marriage: 27 June 1848
Augusta Hoadley
William Whittier Hoadley
Nettie Hoadley
Ernest Hoadley
Ernest Henry Hoadley
Charlotte Louise Hoadley

Sources (8)

  • Henry Hoadley, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Henry B Hoadley, "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956"
  • Henry B Haadly, "United States Census, 1880"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 June 1848Lowell, Penobscot, Maine, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (15)

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    World Events (8)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

    Age 1

    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 7

    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.


    Age 26

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

    Name Meaning

    English (southeastern): habitational name from East or West Hoathly (Sussex), from Old English hāth ‘heath’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. See Hoad .

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

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