Clarissa Ashley Welch

3 April 1825–26 February 1912 (Age 86)
Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Clarissa Ashley

When Clarissa Ashley Welch was born on 3 April 1825, in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, her father, Archibald Welch, was 31 and her mother, Cynthia Hyde, was 32. She lived in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States for about 10 years and Connecticut, United States in 1870. She died on 26 February 1912, in Kings, Greenfield, Saratoga, New York, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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World Events (8)

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 2

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.
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 4

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.
1848 · Slavery is Abolished

Age 23

In 1840, the American Anti-Slavery Society split and slavery started being outlawed in the state. In Canterbury, Connecticut, Prudence Crandall started a school for young African American girls. The people got mad and Crandall was taken to court. The case was lost and that was the beginning of many other cases that would be lost, but it was also the start of having slavery abolished.

Name Meaning

1 English: ethnic name for someone of Welsh origin. This is the usual form of the surname in England; the usual form in Ireland is Walsh and in Scotland Welsh .2 German: variant of Welk .3 Perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Welsch .

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

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  • Charisa W Cook in household of Walter H Macomb, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Clarissa A Welch in household of Henry H W Welch, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Clarissa A Welch in household of H K W Welch, "United States Census, 1860"

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