Folan

about 1814–
Bennington, Bennington, Vermont, United States

The Life of Folan

Folan was born about 1814, in Bennington, Bennington, Vermont, United States. He married Sabrina Bills about 1836, in Vermont, United States. He died in New York, United States.

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Folan
1814–
Sabrina Bills
1818–1876
Marriage: about 1836

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1836
Vermont, United States

World Events (3)

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 13

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.
1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

Age 20

The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 
1864 · St. Albans Raid

Age 50

St. Albans Raid took place on October 19, 1864. It was a Confederate raid from Canada into Union territory. Confederate soldiers that were in Canada raided the town of St. Albans killed one person and robbed three banks.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Faoláin ‘descendant of Faolán ’ ( see Whelan ).

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

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