Henry Dunbar

Male1826–11 March 1909

Brief Life History of Henry

When Henry Dunbar was born in 1826, in New York, United States, his father, Daniel Dunbar, was 36 and his mother, Lucy Curtis, was 35. He married Lucy Jane Poole on 11 December 1856, in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States in 1860 and Massachusetts, United States in 1870. He died on 11 March 1909, at the age of 83, and was buried in Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

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Henry Dunbar
Lucy Jane Poole
Marriage: 11 December 1856
Henry Alton Dunbar

Sources (16)

  • Henry Dunbar, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Henry Dunbar - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Henry Dunbar
  • Henry Dunbar, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 December 1856Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 1

    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.

    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.


    Age 37

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from Dunbar, a place on the North Sea coast near Edinburgh, named with Gaelic dùn ‘fort’ + barr ‘top, summit’.

    History: A family of this name were granted the lands of Dunbar by Malcolm III (1058–1093), and later acquired the earldoms of Dunbar and March. These earldoms were then withdrawn from the family by James I in 1434.

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

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