Laura Pomeroy

1811–1883 (Age 72)
Somers, Tolland, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Laura

When Laura Pomeroy was born in 1811, in Somers, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, her father, Hiram Pomeroy, was 38 and her mother, Ruby Parsons, was 37. She married Rufus Sikes on 22 November 1832, in Somers, Tolland, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States for about 5 years. She died in 1883, in Connecticut, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Rufus Sikes
1807–1894
Laura Pomeroy
1811–1883
Marriage: 22 November 1832
Laura Sikes
1833–
Henrietta Sikes
1836–1900
Harriet Sikes
1858–
Elizabeth M. Sikes
1840–
Rufus Sikes
1844–
Harriet Sykes
1846–
Chauncey Sykes
1848–1850
Clara Sikes
1850–1851
James Frank Sykes
1855–1861
James F. Sikes
1861–1861

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 November 1832
Somers, Tolland, Connecticut, United States
children

(10)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(14)

+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1812

Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 18

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.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 19

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.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin; associated mainly with Devon and Dorset): habitational name from any of the various places in northeastern France named with Old French pommeroie, pommeraie ‘apple orchard’ (collective of pomme ‘apple’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Laura Sikes in household of Rufus Sikes, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Laura P Sikes in household of Rufus Sikes, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Laura S. in entry for Sikes, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"

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